From the March/April, 2012 issue of Touchstone
Wholly Grounded by Donald T. Williams

Wholly Grounded

Donald T. Williams on a Few Facts I Learned in the Holy Land

Two weeks in Eretz Israel. What have I learned?

• An ibex (a kind of gazelle) is small, really not any bigger than a goat.

• Sunset over the Dead Sea turns the mountains of Jordan blood-red.

• Jesus was raised in a small mountain town. (Our bus could barely manage some of the switchbacks going up to Nazareth.)

• The Sea of Galilee would be at home in the English Lake District (minus the date palms).

• A rock badger is neither a rock nor a badger.

• The holier the site, the uglier the churc . . .


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