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Christian History Home > 2008 > Issue 97

Issue 97

Building a Holy City
The First Christian Emperor Inaugurated a New Era in Palestine


The Land Belongs to God
A Palestinian Christian Finds the Path from Hate to Forgiveness


The Holy Land: Recommended Resources

The Holy Land: Christian History Timeline
2000 Years in the Holy Land

When Jerusalem Wept
The holy city fell first to the Persians and finally to the Muslims. But Christianity in the Holy Land lived on.


After the Temple
Palestine may have acquired a new Christian face, but to the Jews it was still the Land of Israel.


The Ten Thousand Monk March
Monastic Christians in Palestine showed both a passion for orthodoxy and ecumenical sensitivity.


The Living Desert
Thousands of monks and nuns sought to turn the Holy Land into a land of holy people.


Battles over Christ's Tomb
The holiest site in Christendom has endured an unholy amount of destruction and violence.


The Holy Land: Did You Know?
Interesting facts about Christianity in the Holy Land.

From the Editor
Two Thousand Camels
In the Byzantine era, 300 years before the Muslim conquest, the Holy Land bloomed into a center of Christian worship, pilgrimage, and monasticism.


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.


Tracing the Footsteps of Jesus
A fourth-century pilgrim left behind a vivid eyewitness account of the Land of the Bible and how Jerusalem Christians celebrated Holy Week.




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