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a guide to holy land (eBook)

Type: e-book
Genre: Travel
Language: English
Price: ₹200
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The book gives first hand information about the holy land consisting Israel, Jordan and Egypt. However the main focus is on Israel and more particularly Jerusalem and the monuments churches and places of general interest to not only Christians abut also Jews. The book has several photographs taken by the author during his brief visit to Israel. the book gives a brief account of the history of the Jews and the development of Christianity. It shows the place where Jesus was believed to have been born and the place where he was baptized. The area around the Sea of Galilee is where Jesus preached and spent a great deal of his life. The sea of Galilee is where Jesus performed the miracle of calming the seas while walking on water. Nearby is the church commemorating the power given by Jesus to Peter. The place believed to be the location of Peter's family is of interest. The home town of Mary Magdalene is not very far. The place where Jesus performed another miracle that of feeding five thousand people with five loaves of bread and fish is also here. The place where Jesus and disciples had the last supper, his capture in the garden of Gethsemane and the palace where his trial and conviction took place is a complex of old but reasonably well preserved monuments. This is followed by The Via Dolorosa and the place of his crucifixion at Golgotha are also well preserved. Any visitor will be thrilled to see the wailing wall where Christians and Jews are allowed to pray and to offer worship there. This is the remnant of the First and second Jewish temples and visiting the place is the most important highlight of any pilgrimage.
The city of Jerusalem is disputed territory both Muslims (Palestine) and Jews claim as there own and is divided into several fragments and one goes in and out without knowing that there is such a division. One may add that despite the conflict the city itself is relatively safe and one can travel without fear. The real area of conflict is the Al Aqsa mosque built on what Jews claim as the holiest of holy places in the Temple of Solomon. No one is allowed to go to certain parts of this structure. Nearby is the mount of olives where Jesus preached and a beautiful panoramic view of the city of Jerusalem can be had from the mount. Near these is an old cemetery dating back to the time of Jesus and perhaps even earlier with over one and a half lakh Jewish graves.
There are a number pf photographs of important places in this book that adds to the readability.

About the Authors

The author is a geologist by profession, He was born and baptized in to the very conservative Orthodox Syrian Church of Kerala where he spent a greater part of his childhood. Education in Sagar University and qualifying as a geologist he served the government of India for over three decades retiring in 1998.He is married and has two sons. Currently he lives in Nagpur city in central India.
Research into history and religion has been a passion cultivated during his service carrier. He has visited almost all places of importance in India. He has also traveled to Western Europe, North America and West Asia. He is widely well read and has published several scholarly books in the subject of geology. He is also the author of "St. Thomas of Keralam" a New Perspective" powered by and is available as an e book..

Book Details

Number of Pages: 35
Availability: Available for Download (e-book)

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mareen.cherian 9 years, 4 months ago Verified Buyer

An engaging narrative of a journey to the Holy Land

I am glad I purchased this e-book and the journey it takes us through is very engaging. From the informative introduction to the descriptions given throughout, it presents a wonderful insight into the history of the Holy Land for its believers. Also, the photographs are very clear.

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