Tag Archives: Israel

Movie Review: Operation Finale

Around a decade or so ago I won some free tickets to a World War II chase movie that was, as these things go, based on a true story.  In watching this film, I felt a similar set of complex … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Middle East

The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Middle East, by Martin Sieff I have some serious mixed feelings about this book.  On the one hand, it is clear that this author believes himself to be a very intelligent person (and I … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Dead Sea Scrolls: Part 1

Great Courses:  The Dead Sea Scrolls:  Part 1, by Professor Gary A. Rendsburg As someone who has a profound interest in the Judaism of the second temple period as well as in the interpretation of ancient texts (and not-so-ancient ones) … Continue reading

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Book Review: Where God Was Born

Where God Was Born:  A Daring Adventure Through The Bible’s Greatest Stories, by Bruce Feiler A friend of mine with someone questionable taste in books [1] loaned me this particular volume to read, and it generally matches with many of … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Fight For Jerusalem: Radical Islam, The West, And The Fight For The Holy City

The Fight For Jerusalem:  Radical Islam, The West, And The Fight For The Holy City, by Dore Gold As someone who reads a fair amount of the Middle East [1], I have certain expectations about a book like this.  I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jerusalem In Prophecy

Jerusalem In Prophecy:  God’s State For The Final Drama, by Randall Price In all fairness, when I pondered about whether to read this book or not I thought I was going to be able to tear into this book rather … Continue reading

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Book Review: Israel: I Looked Over Jordan

Israel:  I Looked Over Jordan, by Lee Anderson This is an odd book, but not a bad book.  If I learned little from this book, and founds its organization and structure to be more than a little bit haphazard and … Continue reading

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But The Jerusalem Above Is Free, Which Is The Mother Of Us All

[Note:  The following is the text of a prepared Bible Study for a get-together over Mother’s Day weekend at the Oregon Coast with some close friends of mine.] In Galatians 4:21-31, we are presented with a complicated and difficult Pauline … Continue reading

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Book Review: Clash Of Kingdoms

Clash Of Kingdoms:  What The Bible Says About Russia, Isis, Iran, and the End Times, by Charles Dyer and Mark Tobey [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Thomas Nelson.  All thoughts and opinions are my … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Untold Story Of Qumran

The Untold Story of Qumran, by John C. Trever This was a fun book to read.  Although the book is obscure and by no means new, there is a certain excitement and joy in reading this first-hand account of the … Continue reading

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