Volume 13, Number 2
Summer 2006

Cover Picture: Nazareth, the hometown of Jesus, as seen today from Mount Tabor, thought by some to be the Mount of Transfiguration.

In This Issue

We sorely miss Gwen Hamlin who edited the JPM (Jerusalem Prayer Mandate) Newsletter in our mailings. The format of this issue of ­Bible Light on the News incorporates “JPM” items.

We are indebted to several sources for news items, including B’nai Brith International, Inside Israel Newsletter (George Ekeroth), Jerusalem Post, Near East Report and US News & World Report.


Seeds and Signs – Significant in our day as we discover some results of sowing seed.


What about Ma’ale Michmas?


Elmer Josephson on the subject of the Two Houses.


The Red-Dead Canal: Can it Save the Dead Sea?


Israel Survival Flower.


News Items of Interest.


Planting Palms at Tamar.


“Seek ye out the Book of the LORD and read” (Isaiah 34:16).

The significance of planting trees in the desert is found in Isaiah 35.

V. 1, “The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them [Who? Those who return and restore] and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose.”

V. 2  adds: “abundantly…joy and singing.” Why?

Read the rest of the chapter to see all the blessings that follow this restoration, including:

• strengthening of the weak,

• fearful hearts made strong,

• healing for the physically impaired;

• waters abundant,

• healing parched ground,

• a highway of holiness

• The ransomed of the LORD shall return, singing to Zion,

• sorrow and sighing shall flee away.


Letter from the Editor