The Bible's historical, geographical, and political narrative, and cosmological context, swirls through and around Israel. The Bible expects the reader to know Israel like the back of one's hand. Without understanding Israel, readers miss much of the Bible's depth, breadth, and profundity. Israel is at once the God wrestler Jacob, God's chosen nation, a foil for the soft heart and open mind God wishes of his people, and a prefiguring of the Church as the bride of Jesus Christ. Israel is also the setting for the earthly ministry of Christ. Know Israel, and you'll know the Bible. Relive the Israel study trip you've taken with Pastor Marshall, sign up with him for his next trip, or just soak up a little more of the beautiful, dusty, rugged, rich, and spiritually formative land of Israel.
Nelson Miller wrote these accounts from Pastor Marshall's notes and other sources. Comments and corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org.