ISRAEL PHOTOS III  -- A COLLECTION OF PHOTOS FROM ISRAEL 

WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF SCENES AND SITES PERTINENT TO THE STUDY OF CHRISTIANITY

Israel, Jordan, and Arabian Water Skins

Job 32:19 (WEB) Behold, my breast is as wine which has no vent; like new wineskins it is ready to burst.

Jesus reiterated proper use of wine-skins. New wine that was not yet fully fermented was stored in new skins, for as the wine finished fermenting, the carbon dioxide from the yeast growth caused the skins to swell.  Old wine-skins were already stretched out and inelastic.

Matthew 9:17 (WEB) Neither do people put new wine into old wine skins, or else the skins would burst, and the wine be spilled, and the skins ruined. No, they put new wine into fresh wine skins, and both are preserved.

From The Land of Promise: "...skins such as everywhere I saw in use here to transport water, wine, milk and oil. They are simply goat-skins, with the hairy side turned in, and the neck and legs tied up. While new they are tough and strong, but when old they become dry and brittle, and are easily torn. For this reason our Lord said that new wine which was not done fermenting, would break the ... old bottles or skins." Benjamin Bausman (1872)


Skin being used as a butter churn c. 1890-1910


Water-skins and water barrel. c. 1890-1910


Water carriers c. 1890-1910

Parable of the Mustard Seed
     A Mustard Field Along Highway 87-North Shore of Galilee
     Mustard Seeds in the Palm of a Hand
     Mustard Flowers
     Giant Mustard
     Upper Most Seats of the Synagogue
The Fig Tree
     Mt of Olives Fig Tree, April 12-13, 2005
     Fig and Pomegranite Trees Below Siloam in Jerusalem
     Sycomore Fig Tree
The Good Shepherd
The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats
     Goat Herder
Camels
Ritual Cleansing
Shechem
     The Olive Harvest of Samaria
     Mt. Ebal
     Olive Tree
Pearl of Great Price
A First Century Synagogue at Gamala
     Overview of Gamala
Modern Galilee Fishing Boats
Kursi
     Caves and/or Tombs
     Steep Slope Near Kursi
Hippos
Feeding the 5,000
     On the Mountain
     Walking on Water
     Ramot-Tzelon area
Mt. Hermon
The Pools of Bethesda in Jerusalem
     Healing Pools
     Crusader Chapel and St. Ann Church
Pool of Siloam in Jerusalem
     Hezekiah's Tunnel
     Overlook to Siloam
Tower of Siloam
A Watch Tower in a Vineyard/Olive Grove
     Grape Vines at Beth Horan
     Towers
Mt. Precipice
     South Face
     Summit
     Over the edge
     Measuring Line
     View of Nazareth from near Megiddo
Nazareth
     The Basilica of the Annunciation
Capernaum
Healing a Paralytic in Capernaum
Bethsaida
Waterskins and Wineskins
The Fish and the Coin
     Barbel
A Denarius
Casting Out a Demon
The Road to Jericho
     Old Roman Road
     Wilderness Above Jericho
     Old Jericho
Western Wall
Gethsemane and the Cave of Gethsemane
Church of the Holy Sepulcher
Rolling Stone Tombs - Jerusalem
    Other Rolling Stone Tombs
Tiberias
Solar Power in Israel
Salt of the earth
Chorazin

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Israel Photos VI
Israel Photos V -- Spring 2011
Israel Photos IV -- Pilgrimage

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