Once faculty and graduates had robed themselves in first-century style clothing, everyone headed to the synagogue for the commencement ceremony itself. Like the synagogues of the first century, its high ceiling is supported and lit by the traditional clerestory...The day concluded with a biblical style meal, held in Nazareth Village’s new upper dining room. On the menu: spicy grilled chicken, savory lentil soup, fresh flat bread with hummus, cucumbers, labeneh, za’atar, and olives, salad, and watermelon for...On June 28, the University of the Holy Land held its 25th commencement at Nazareth Village. Nazareth Village is tucked into a corner of the bustling modern city. The land, originally planned to hold a visitor’s center, was found to contain the remains of a...Feinan – in fact, the Punon of the Bible — was one of the stopping places of the Israelites on their way to the Promised Land. (Numbers 33:42) Mines in this area were in use from about 4000 BC to 650 AD. Surely there is a mine for silver…and copper...Wadi Ram: Ancient caravan gateway to Arabia. Modern site of the filming of “Lawrence of Arabia.” Tomorrow: biblical copper mines.