Sometimes we forget that Israel is more than a playground of biblical tourist attractions or a battleground between Jews and Muslims. In the Byzantine era, 300 years before the Muslim conquest, the birthplace of Christ bloomed into a center of Christian worship, pilgrimage, and monasticism. Those Christians preserved the Biblical sites and carried on the legacy of the early church.
Not One Stone Left Upon Another - The catastrophic fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70 forever changed the face of Judaism-and the fate of Christians in the Holy Land. Paul L. Maier
Building a Holy City - The first Christian emperor inaugurated a new era in Palestine. Peter Walker
Also: Battles Over Christ's Tomb
Tracing the Footsteps of Jesus - A fourth-century pilgrim left behind a vivid eyewitness account of the land of the Bible. Jennifer Hevelone-Harper
The Living Desert - Thousands of monks and nuns sought to turn the Holy Land into a land of holy people. John Chryssavgis
Also: The Ten Thousand Monk March
After the Temple - Palestine may have acquired a new Christian face, but to the Jews it was still the Land of Israel. James Strange
When Jerusalem Wept - The Holy City fell first to the Persians and finally to the Muslims. But Christianity in the Holy Land lived on. Robert Louis Wilken
The Land Belongs to God - A Palestinian Christian finds the path from hate to forgiveness.Elias Chacour with Sue Ellen Johnson
Issue 97 * Winter 2008
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