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Historical Geography of Jordan

Historical Geography of Jordan
Interested in archaeology? History? The Bible? Heard of Gilead, Edom, Ammon, Moab, or the Nabateans? Want to see where Ahab met his doom, where Nabonidus left his mark, wher… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/historical-geography-jordan/

UHL's 25th: Part 2

UHL's 25th: Part 2
Once faculty and graduates had robed themselves in first-century style clothing, everyone headed to the synagogue for the commencement ceremony itself. Like the synagogues o… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/uhls-25th-part-2/

UHL's 25th: Part 3

UHL's 25th: Part 3
The day concluded with a biblical style meal, held in Nazareth Village's new upper dining room. On the menu: spicy grilled chicken, savory lentil soup, fresh flat bread … http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/uhls-25th-part-3/

UHL's 25th: Part 1

UHL's 25th: Part 1
On June 28, the University of the Holy Land held its 25th commencement at Nazareth Village. Nazareth Village is tucked into a corner of the bustling modern city. The land, orig… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/uhls-25th-part-1/

Jordan: Ancient Copper Mines

Jordan: Ancient Copper Mines
Feinan - in fact, the Punon of the Bible -- was one of the stopping places of the Israelites on their way to the Promised Land. (Numbers 33:42) Mines in this area were in use from… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/jordan-ancient-copper-mines/

Jordan: Red Sands of Wadi Ram

Jordan: Red Sands of Wadi Ram
Wadi Ram: Ancient caravan gateway to Arabia. Modern site of the filming of "Lawrence of Arabia." Tomorrow: biblical copper mines. http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/jordan-red-sands-wadi-ram/

Jordan: Off the Beaten Track at Petra

Jordan: Off the Beaten Track at Petra
Here is Petra, the capitol city of the wealthy Nabateans, especially in the first century AD. These early Arabians had a caravan trade that was the envy of the ancient world. If y… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/jordan-beaten-track-petra/

Jordan: Grand Canyon of the Arnon

Jordan: Grand Canyon of the Arnon
Though the rich Medeba Plateau to the north was coveted by ancient Israel, Ammon, and Moab, this rugged gorge marked the undisputed border. Welcome to Moab. Tomorrow: Petra… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/jordan-grand-canyon-arnon/

Jordan: Herod's Calling Card

Jordan: Herod's Calling Card
Here's a little calling card that says "Herod was here." If you've seen pictures of the Herodion, they look very similar. This is Machaerus, a fortress Herod inherited from the Ha… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/jordan-herods-calling-card/

Jordan: "Pompeii of the Middle East"

Jordan: "Pompeii of the Middle East"
Unlike Pompeii, Jerash/Gerasa was never destroyed by a volcano. This famously well-preserved Decapolis city appears in the Gospels in connection with Jesus' healing of two demonia… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/jordan-pompeii-middle-east/

Jordan: Ahab's Last Battle

Jordan: Ahab's Last Battle
On Gilead's frontier with Syria, which is ominously flat, is a key outpost of Biblical Israel: it's called Ramoth-Gilead. Here wicked king Ahab fought the Syrians, was wounded, an… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/jordan-ahabs-last-battle/

Jordan: In Jacob's Footsteps

Jordan: In Jacob's Footsteps
Welcome to the Bible-story-rich hills of Upper Gilead, and to the Jabbok Valley. Unlike the other river valleys in the area, which are about as friendly as the Grand Canyon, the J… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/jordan-jacobs-footsteps/

UHL Degree Programs and Spring Courses

UHL Degree Programs and Spring Courses
  Degree Programs www.uhl.ac/en/academics/programs-of-study a. UHL’s student body is international, interdenominational and intergenerational. Students from diverse backg… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/uhl-degree-programs-and-spring-courses/

Spring and Summer courses are up!

Spring and Summer courses are up!
The Spring and Summer 2008 Course offerings Graduate Seminar this Spring 2008: Archaeological and Literary evidence for the Gospel Story Graduate Seminar participants on… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/spring-and-summer-courses-are/

Next Year at the University of the Holy Land: Short Term Opportunities

Next Year at the University of the Holy Land: Short Term Opportunities
Short-term Programs {CCM:BASE_URL}/en/academics/courses/summer-courses a. Life in Biblical Times and Life of Jesus are just two of the programs bringing the student to Naza… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/next-year-university-holy-land-short-term-opportunities/

The Year at the University of the Holy Land: Research, Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

The Year at the University of the Holy Land: Research, Internship and Volunteer Opportunities
  There are certain inherent advantages to researching Biblical history in the land where it took place! Research, Internship, Volunteer Opportunities www.uhl.ac/projects … http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/year-university-holy-land-research-internship-and-volunteer/

Hello, חבצלת

Hello, חבצלת
Imagine greeting the plants of the Bible like old friends. זית / Olea Europaea / Olive     אלון התבור / Quercus ithaburensis / Tabor Oak   חבצלת החוף/… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/hello/

Exploring from a distance.

Exploring from a distance.
Beginning this academic year, the University of the Holy Land will offer online distance learning courses. UHL Fall 2007 course offerings The Fall Semester begins on October… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/exploring-distance/

Land, Nature, and Society

Land, Nature, and Society
Why does Psalm 128 compare children at supper to olive shoots? I learned why at the Garden of Gethsemane. Be sure to check out the two UHL courses which focus geography,… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/land-nature-and-society/

Reconstructing the First Century

Reconstructing the First Century
As the University of the Holy Land team began research for Nazareth Village, they developed strict criteria for evaluating the available source material. Each source received an A,… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/reconstructing-first-century/

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