Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas-Related Posts

Some of our Christmas-related posts from previous years may be of interest to readers who were not with us then or who may enjoy a review.
“No Room in the Inn” – there is no “inn” in the story of Jesus’ birth
The Star of Bethlehem – an attempt to explain why the church ornament has 14 points
Bethlehem Booked for Christmas – last year there was no room in the inn
Top Ten Things To Do in Jerusalem in Winter – you might also consider watching the sun rise over the Mount of Olives from atop the “Tower of David”
Watching Their Flocks by Night – a pastoral scene recalling the angelic announcement
Merry Christmas – a nativity scene from Bethlehem in the early 1900s

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3 Comments:

  • Todd,

    Respectfully, is this a quiz?

    You wrote: "you might also consider watching the sun set over the Mount of Olives from atop the Tower of David."

    Certainly that is not possible. The Mount of Olives is directly east of the Tower of David and thus watching the morning sun RISE is about all you could do. Watching the sun SET would require facing west [the opposite direction] or am I mistaken. Either way, being in Jerusalem in December is alot of fun. Come to think of it, being there ANY TIME is a blessing!

    By Blogger Daniel M. Wright, at Mon Dec 12, 02:52:00 PM  

  • Daniel - it was a test to see if anyone was paying attention. You passed. Actually, I was just not thinking when I wrote that. I've fixed it now.

    By Blogger Todd Bolen, at Mon Dec 12, 03:32:00 PM  

  • Todd,
    I just reread the post related to the 14-point star and thought of another suggestion: maybe the 14 points are for the 14 disciples/apostles (12 original + Matthias + Paul).

    By Blogger Benj, at Tue Dec 13, 02:02:00 AM  

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