Tag Archives: Middle East

Implications for the Stability of the Modern Middle East

My warnings to apocalyptic Jews and Christians holds true for apocalyptic Muslims as well.  Relevant reading for today’s crises in the Middle East “Ancient Israelite Zion Theology, Judeo-Christian Apocalypticism, and Biblical (Mis)interpretation: Potential Implications for the Stability of the Modern … Continue reading

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Ancient Synagogue Discovered: Kudos to BYU’s Matt Grey and the Rest of the Team.

Matt Grey, a friend of mine in the Ancient Scripture department at BYU, is part of an archaeological team led by Jodi Magness of the University of North Carolina.  They just announced some very exciting finds related to an ancient … Continue reading

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Beauty and Belief

The Brigham Young University Museum of Art (BYU MOA) is current hosting a spectacularly beautiful exhibit devoted to Islamic Arts and Cultures called Beauty and Belief.  I have lived in the Middle East several times and find the place mesmerizingly … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Google Street View

As of Friday, April 27, Google has launched its streeview service for Jerusalem.  Ever wanted to visit Jerusalem but didn’t have the money, or time, or were worried about safety? (Israel is very safe, tourists are some of the safest … Continue reading

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