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Photographer:  Patty Brdar
(The photographer is Patty Brdar unless otherwise noted.)

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Scripture Pictures 31-33 Jerusalem Rose Garden Tomb Hula Valley

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1031 Red Rose (indicate A, B or C when ordering)

Israel - A perfect red rose blooms at Kibbutz Ma’ale Ha’hamishah. Israel is the largest exporter of flowers to Europe, and the blossom that best sends a message of love is a red rose.

In the New Testament, the Greek language has three words for love. First, there is “eros” love (where we get the English word erotic) that emphasizes passion. Second, is “phileo” love which is a brotherly love, fondness, a love of the heart. And third, there is “agape” love. Agape is a love of the will, an unbreakable bond and commitment - the kind of love promised between a husband and wife or between the Lord and His Bride, the Church. I Corinthians 13:4-8 describes love: it is kind, patient, not jealous, rejoices with the truth; it bears, believes, hopes, and endures all things. Love never fails. The apostle goes on to say (v. 13) that among the virtues of faith, hope, and love, the greatest of these is love. Such love for one another and for God is possible only because He first loved us (I John 4:19). God is love.

Three Scripture choices with this photo:

1031-A I Corinthians 13:4-8
1031-B I Corinthians 13:13
1031-C I John 4:19


Photographer: Vincent Stuker

1032 Garden Tomb (indicate A, B, or C when ordering)

Jerusalem - The Garden Tomb is located just a bit north of today’s Old City walls; it is a peaceful, beautiful garden site. Though many archeologists have concluded this is not a first century tomb, the site still offers a good look at the type of tomb in which the Lord Jesus was buried: The tomb is not a natural cave but was hewn from the stone hillside, which only a rich man could have afforded. Only one resting place had been finished, implying that it was a new tomb. It has a trough across the front where a large, round, flat stone would have been rolled to seal the entrance (the original opening was only half the height that it is today, causing one to have to stoop to look in). Whether the Garden Tomb or the gilded, incense-filled Holy Sepulchre might be the actual tomb of Jesus is not the really the issue. The Bible says His tomb is EMPTY! The RESURRECTION is the key point of all Christian faith.

Three Scripture choices with this photo:

1032-A He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Matthew 28:6
1032-B But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your vicotory? O death, where is your sting?” 1 Corinthians 15:55
1032-C For Thou wilt not abandon my soul to Sheol; Neither wilt Thou allow Thy Holy One to undergo decay. Thou wilt make known to Me the path of life; In Thy presence is fullness of joy; In Thy right hand there are pleasures forever. Psalm 16:10-11


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1033 Path through the Forest

Israel - Following a path through the thick forest in Hula Valley, you cannot see where the next turn will take you – to a beautiful waterfall or an ancient Roman swimming pool built right into the cold, rushing Banyas River. Eventually, the path leads to Caesarea Philippi, (see Matthew 16:13-20). The path through the forest can be muddy, slippery, and filled with rocks and tree roots. Thus, this smooth, level section crossing the river is a welcome blessing for a weary hiker. Isn’t that a lot like life? Circumstances create the ups and downs of life’s uncertain path. But God has gone ahead of us and prepared a smooth, level path through the difficult terrain by giving us His Word and His loving, guiding Spirit. God will never lead us into evil nor tempt us to sin. Regardless of life’s path, the Lord’s Way is always the true course for our spiritual well being and peace.

Make me know Thy ways, O Lord; Teach me Thy paths. Lead me in Thy truth and teach me, For Thou art the God of my salvation.Ps. 25:4-5
(See also Ps. 27:11, Ps. 119:105, and Isaiah 26:7)

n/a More Scripture Pictures may be made available in the future. All Scripture Pictures are also available in the four enlargement sizes (photo only). Also check out "More Israel" where I will be adding photos that are available in the four enlargement sizes!

Note Cards & Greeting Cards

NOTE CARDS:  15 of the photos are also available as note cards (blank inside).  The photos are 2.25 x 3.25 inches and mounted on white card stock for a finished size of 4.25 x 5.5. The description is printed on the back. Envelope is included. Note cards are only $2.00 each.

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GREETING CARDS: 15 of the photos are also available as greeting cards.  They are 3.5 x 5-inch photos, mounted on glossy black card stock for a finished size of 5x7. The entire card will fit into a standard 5x7 picture frame to make an attractive keepsake for the one who receives it. Each card includes a sentiment inside (or can be special ordered as blank inside). The description is printed on the back. Envelope is included. Greeting cards are $4.00 each.


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