Volume 15, Number 3
In This Issue
Explanation: Elmer Josephson (founder of Bible Light) with Dr. David
Flusser (who was head of the Department of the History of Religion at the
Hebrew University in Jerusalem) and his wife, Hannah in the garden of the
Flussers’ home in Jerusalem. This picture, taken in 1970, is an early
example of an ‘evangelical Christian’ and a Jewish scholar coming together
as friends sharing Bible knowledge. Josephson was an ordained American
Baptist minister who “crossed over the isle” to become a pioneer in this
relationship. Read further in this issue about the library/learning center
that will be established at Biblical Tamar Park (as friends help us in this
endeavor) in memory of these two men.
LOVE – An
excellent excerpt from Dr. Flusser’s book gives a key to the coming
together of people of all persuasions around the eternal word of the LORD.
Why Jews Rejects Jesus is from the well-known article and chapter in
Josephson’s best seller, “Israel, God’s Key to World Redemtion”.
GOOD NEWS from Israel – You’ve already heard the negative news by the
world’s propaganda machines and now read some positive news – it’s a lot
Ephraim Express – The editor invites you on-board.
Biblical Tamar Park – by Dr. DeWayne Coxon, Israeli appointed
curator of Biblical Tamar Park.
Biblical Tamar Park is
a 53-acre area in the Arava Desert, not far south of the Dead Sea. It is
unique in terms of archeology, “Abraham’s Tree”, water availability and in
many other ways. Most unique for Christians is the opportunity of helping
develop this area.
No other Christian
organization has been given the responsibility to develop a state park in
Israel. Blossoming Rose, the ministry DeWayne Coxon began many years ago,
conducts several tours there each year. Chris Josephson is co-hosting one of
these tours next February. Dr. Coxon’s record of not being afraid to get his
hands dirty has earned him the respect of Israeli government officials.
There is a great surge
of interest concerning Israel among evangelical Christians. Biblical Tamar
Park is an amazing opportunity for those who profess love of Israel and her
people to be doers and not just hearers and prayers only.
Bible Light seeks to
make possible a library/learning center at Biblical Tamar Park – a place to
come together and learn with respect for each other. The love so often
expressed in the Bible is the engine for moving this express forward. This
torch would kindle a light to the nations of the world, as visitors from all
countries come and go - Isaiah 42:6 & 49:6.
Plans are not for an
amusement or recreational park, but an educational center bringing together
the history attested by the archaeological finds and the Bible knowledge of
scholars and Bible students such as Josephson and Flusser. There is an
urgent need for a museum building to house the many artifacts – and the
library and learning center that could honor the memory of these two men.
“In those days, the
House of Judah shall walk with the House of Israel and they shall come
together….” (Jer 3:18).
Letter from the Editor