Snow in Israel

Today I have been reading of snow in Lebanon and Israel. There are reports that a foot of snow has fallen in Jerusalem in the past day. Todd Bolen links to the Jerusalem Post (with photos) and other snow links here.

My friend Elie just sent a photo of his back yard. This is in Bar Giyora, a town on Hwy. 375 between Bethlehem and the Valley of Elah. The town is located in the hill country of Judea.

Snow in the mountains of Judea. Photo by EMB, 12/14/13.

Snow in the mountains of Judea. Photo by EMB, 12/14/13.

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:10-11 ESV)

Here is a photo of the general area along Hwy. 375 with a view east toward the central mountain ridge (without snow).

Judean Hills. View east to central mountain range from Hwy. 375. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

Judean Hills. View east to central mountain range from Hwy. 375. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

On the Facebook page of Jerusalem University College you will find several nice photos of the snow in Jerusalem. Check here.

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