October 1, 2011 by theresiugoes
I was once told that in order to best appreciate the Bible, one needs to have an understanding of the “three g’s”: grace; genealogy and geography. I must admit that at the time, I thought the person who told mr was a bit of an intellectual nerd.
But he was right.
Typically geographically challenged, my understanding of the gospels (and bits of the old testament) has improved drastically now that I’ve seen the land, in a way that maps never could. Understanding the prominence of the temple; the close proximity of significant landmarks; the colours and textures of the landscape have allowed the stories of the Gospels and the words of Jesus to jump right out at me.