Shared Resources on the Holy Land Conflict and its History

Link to Google Folder with Holy Class Resources and documents/presentations which were shared.

Violence/War in the Bible – Reading the Bible Today, in the Land of the Bible – 1993

Article – Why India didn’t attack Pakistan after 26/11 Mumbai attacks

Global Conflict Tracker

Crisis Watch

BBC Updates (Bethlehem Bible College)

CT article – Palestinian Evangelicals Call Western Church to Repentance

NC Synod Statement ELCA Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac’s article/sermon

The Law and the Prophets – documentary on YouTube

Article in Haartez by Yonatan Mendel 11/15/23

Churches for Middle East Peace – this is a candlelight vigil but also links to the org

Fellowship of Reconciliation – Red Letter Christians website (Shane Claiborne),

Christina Amanpour Interview with Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Brown University currently writing on the Holocaust, Europe’s eastern borderlands, and Israel-Palestine

First Presbyterian Church, Evanston Holy Land Page:

“Why I’m Not a Christian Zionist” by Gary Burge – Questions That Matter (

Ateek, Naim. Justice and Only Justice: A Palestinian Theology of Liberation. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1989.

Brueggemann, Walter. Chosen? Reading the Bible amid the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2015. And his: The Land: Place as Gift, Promise, and Challenge in Biblical Faith. 2nd ed. Overtures to Biblical Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2002.

The Earth Bible Team. “The Voice of Earth: More than Metaphor?” In The Earth Story in the Psalms and the Prophets, edited by Norman C. Habel, 23–28. The Earth Bible 4. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic, 2001.

Isaac, Munther. From Land to Lands, from Eden to the Renewed Earth. Carlisle, UK: Langham Creative Projects, 2015.

Katanacho, Yohanna. The Land of Christ: A Palestinian Cry. Nazareth: Bethlehem Bible College, 2012.

Wagner, Donald E. Glory To God in the Lowest: Journeys to an Unholy Land. Northampton, MA: Olive Branch Press, 2022.

Yeo, K.K. and Gene L. Green, ed., Theologies of Land: Contested Land, Spatial Justice, and Identity (Eugene: Cascade Books, 2021). See especially Mitri Raheb’s essay (“The Bible and Land Colonization”, pp. 8–37) and Yeo’s conclusion chapter (“Conclusion: Theologies of Land–Conflicted Land, Spatial Justice and Covenantal Identity”, pp. 132–156).

Interview for Global Immersion and Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac. Watch through the end. The second half has more about theology of what is happening.

Sarah’s Laughter: Doubt, tears and Christian Hope

Vinoth Ramachandra. Langham Global Library (2020)

Pastor Bob Roberts:

Presbyterian Mission Agency PC(USA) launches new Israel-Palestine resource page | Presbyterian Mission Agency

Book written by Helen Paynter, Blessed Are the Peacemakers.

A Biblical Theology of Human Violence

Chris Wright PhD, Global Ambassador with Langham Partnership

Hear the unique perspectives of Yohanna Katanacho, Rula Mansour, from Nazareth and Taras Dyatlik from Ukraine, regarding the conflict in their regions and how God is providing during times of peril.

Dr Gary M. Burge is an American author and professor. He is a New Testament scholar at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is also an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA).

The required password is: whygaza?

(Be sure to include the question mark and no spaces)

Book written by Munther Isaac, The Other Side of The Wall.

A Palestinian Christian narrative of lament and hope

Book written by Riad A. Kassis, Ph.D. Frustrated with God

A Syrian Theologian’s Reflections on Habakkuk.