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The Journey (part 5)

Jerusalem My father always used to say: “No matter where you are in the world, the wheels of bureaucracy turn excruciatingly slowly.” “We have not come to see His Majesty King Herod,” I said. “Where is the baby, the one … Continue reading

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The Journey (part 4)

Petra The best spices at the best prices… The spice merchant that I had been recommended spoke only Greek, so I acted as interpreter for my two travelling companions. I hope I got them a good bargain… “What do you … Continue reading

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The Journey (part 3)

The scroll of Daniel My father always used to say: “Never listen to a woman.” At last we were on our way north-west. The comet was also moving westward, and getting larger and brighter all the time. As it disappeared … Continue reading

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The Journey (part 2)

Plans and preparations My father always used to say: “When planning an expedition, always expect the preparations to take twice as long and cost four times as much as you anticipate.” This one was no exception to the rule. It … Continue reading

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The Journey (part 1)

Mesopotamia My father always used to say: “Astrology is bunk. It’s just a way of making money out of gullible and fearful people.” So why did I agree to an appointment with an astrologer? “I don’t believe in all that … Continue reading

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The Mary Diaries (part 4)

I wonder how Elizabeth’s getting on with baby Yohanan…. I never did go back to stay with her. Less than a week after Yosef stormed out on me he was back to apologise! He had seen the angel as well, … Continue reading

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The Mary Diaries (part 3)

So it’s over… what a relief. I’m so glad I took Aunt Elizabeth’s advice. Go home after three months, when you’re over the morning sickness but before the bump starts to show; then you can choose the best moment to … Continue reading

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