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Welcome to the Light on a New World Magazine Website

Light on a New World is a free magazine on Bible topics published around four times a year in A5 size and about 36 pages but the special issues can be larger. The Christadelphians believe the Bible (Old and New Testaments) to be the wholly inspired and infallible Word of God. Its principal theme is the salvation of mankind through the saving work of the Lord Jesus Christ and the setting up of the kingdom of God under his rule when he returns to the earth. Light on a New World is published to provide a better understanding of this true Christian hope. We encourage every one to read their Bible via the Daily Bible Reading Tables and if you want a deeper study of fundamental Bible topics join in the free Bible Correspondence Course. Also worth checking is our Dawn Booklets on specific topics. Light magazine is supported and written by the members of Dawn Fellowship and published by the Bexley Christadelphian Ecclesia by:

  • Editor - Colin Dryland
  • Correspondence - John Carpenter
  • Finance - Stephen Bonner
  • Web Master - Nigel Griffiths
  • Style Design - Roy Toms

How to get your free copy sent to you or your questions answered?

  • The Correspondence Secretary will be pleased to arrange for the magazine to be posted to any address in the world.
  • Please write or email to the addresses below with your full name and postal address including any Postcode or Zip code to receive a free regular copy with no obligation nor contact unless requested by you.
  • Request your free regular Light on a New World or send questions to:
    • Email to: mail@lightmagazine.org
    • Email via Launch your email program - don't forget to include your name, full address and postcode or Zip code.
    • Write to: Correspondence Secretary: Light Bible Publications, PO Box 362, Dartford, Kent, DA1 9GT, England.
  • The Christadelphians are very willing to answer questions about Bible teaching either privately or in the pages of Light on a New World magazine and correspondence will be welcomed.
  • Information about public meetings arranged by the Christadelphians in your area and the names of the nearest Christadelphian representatives can be provided on request. We can also supply a number of publications on Bible related subjects. Apply to the Correspondence Secretary for further details.

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First section

Includes more than 45 of the regular Light on a New World issues

  • Listed in latest issue first order covering the last eight years
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Second section

Covers the Light special large issues on specific popular topics:

  1. Light on Christadelphians
  2. Light on The Bible
  3. Light on Prophecy
  4. Light on Jesus Christ
  5. Light on The Gospel
  6. Light on Creation
  7. Light On The Dead Sea Scrolls
  8. Light On Archaeology
  9. Light On Israel

Light on a New World - Volume 25/2

  • Added June 2014
  • Paul’s 3rd missionary journey
  • From our mail bag: Should Jesus be worshipped or just God
  • Important Bible words: Prayer
  • Joshua’s altar on Mount Ebal
  • Spotlight on Damascus
  • Repentance and baptism

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Light on a New World - Volume 25/1 - Special Edition: Light on Jesus Christ

  • Introduction
  • His role in the Divine plan
  • His first advent foretold
  • His early life and preparation for his ministry
  • His ministry
  • His death and resurrection
  • His present role as High Priest and Mediator
  • His second coming
  • His future role – judge and king of the world

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Light on a New World - Volume 24/4

  • Now every 3 months but larger
  • “He who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one”
  • Who is God?
  • Who invented the gearwheel?
  • Paul’s 2nd missionary journey
  • The Genesis Flood
  • Humility

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Light on a New World - Volume 24/3

  • What did Jesus mean? “God is not the God of the dead
    but of the living”
  • The Bible stands the Test of Time: The Tower of Babel
  • The Development of the 1st Century Church, part 11:
    Paul’s 2nd missionary journey
  • Bible Characters: Joshua
  • The Bible teaching about The Kingdom of God

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Light on a New World - Volume 24/2

  • Bible Characters: the family at Bethany
  • From the Editor: Springtime brings us such joy and
    hope for the future!
  • The development of the first century church, part 10:
    The Jerusalem Conference
  • “Goodnight, sleep tight…”
  • Bible Teaching about: God’s covenant with Abraham
  • Between the Old and New Testaments

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Light on a New World - Volume 24/1

  • From the Editor - What ever happened to the 'Arab Spring'?
  • What did Jesus mean?: 'Salvation is of the Jews'
  • The development of the first century church, part 9:
    Paul’s first missionary journey
  • Book Extract: Thine is the Kingdom
  • Bible Characters: Jonathan

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Light on a New World - Volume 23/4

  • Editorial - Light has a new look, the world is
    changing but God's plan does not
  • Development of the 1st Century Church, part 8:
    The Ecclesia at Antioch
  • Bible Characters: King Hezekiah
  • From our mailbag: Were Adam and eve equal before "the "fall?
  • Bible Teaching about:The Christian way of life
  • Signs in our Times - What are they and why we should study this topic?

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Light on Bible Prophecy New Special Edition

  • What is Prophecy?
  • God’s plan in prophecy
  • Iran in prophecy
  • Greece in prophecy
  • Rome in prophecy
  • Israel in prophecy
  • The coming world conflict
  • What about your future?

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Light on a New World - Volume 23/3

  • Editorial - lessons from the God created beautiful stars
  • The Race for life – the prize is eternal life
  • Christadelphian beliefs - in brief
  • Development of the 1st Century Church, part 7: Peter & Cornelius
  • From our mailbag: ‘the kingdom of God is within you’
  • What did Jesus mean? ‘You are my friends if you do
    whatever I command you’ (John 15.14)
  • Bible teaching about ... The Reality of Christ’s Kingdom
  • Marvellous are your works - Miniscule motors inside life

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Light on a New World - Volume 23/2

  • Editorial - Thoughts from the Olympic Games
  • The Race for Life
  • Genesis - Myth or Historical Record
  • The Development of the 1st Century Church, part 6:
    - Conversion of Saul of Tarsus
  • From our mailbag - "Tithing"
  • Parables of the Kingdom - The Nobleman from Luke 19:11-27
  • Marvellous are your Works - Birds of the Air

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Light on a New World - Volume 23/1

  • Editorial - Never ending Middle-East unrest = predicted
  • The Development of the 1st Century Church, part 5:
    The preaching of Philip
  • Important Bible Words – Sin and Death
  • Bible Characters – Esther
  • What did Jesus mean? "It is easier for a camel to go
    through the eye of a needle..."
  • From our mailbag - "on this rock I will build my church ..."

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Light on a New World - Volume 22/6

  • Editorial - Seven billion people and rising
  • The Development of the 1st Century Church, part 4:
    Stephen, the first Christian Martyr
  • Bible Characters – Jonah - the reluctant prophet
  • The Evolution Debate – Design or Chance?

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Light on a New World - Volume 22/5

  • What did Jesus mean? "... and being in torments in Hades"
  • From our mailbag - Only the baptised are given eternal life.
    What if you die before being baptised?
  • The Development of the 1st Century Church, part 3: Persecution at Jerusalem
  • Nations in Prophecy – Israel (Part 2)

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Light on a New World - Volume 22/4

  • The Development of the 1st Century Church, part 2: Events at Pentecost
  • Important Bible Words – Faith
  • Nations in Prophecy – Israel (Part 1)
  • Marvellous are your Works - Bombardier beetle

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Light on a New World - Volume 22/3

  • Special Edition - 400th Anniversary of the King James Version
  1. Introduction to the King James Authored Bible
  2. What is the Bible? - a collection of books of different types
  3. The beginnings of the Bible - the inspired words of God
  4. Translating the Bible - from the available originals
  5. The English Translations - how we arrived at the KJV
  6. Can we trust the Bible? - evidence for its accuracy
  7. Reading the Bible - why it is important to do so and some hints & tips

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Light on a New World - Volume 22/2

  • Editorial - Middle East conflict is a sign of Christ's return
  • Nations in Prophecy – The Arab Peoples
  • Basic Bible Teaching – Jesus Christ - God or man?
  • The Development of the 1st Century Church - part 1 - He is risen
  • Christadelphian Beliefs - a summary

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Light on a New World - Volume 22/1

  • Editorial - 2011 a bleak year or one of hope?
  • Bible Characters - Solomon part 2
  • Important Bible Words - Hope
  • What did Jesus mean? "Let the dead bury their own dead ..."
  • English Translations of the Bible
  • From our Mail Bag: Reward in heaven or hell punishment not scriptural

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Light on a New World - Volume 21/12

  • Bible Characters - Solomon
  • ‘Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace,
    good will towards men!’ - Luke 2.14
  • Religious Groups in Bible Times - The Zealots
  • Parables of Jesus - The Ten Virgins

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Light on a New World - Volume 21/11

  • Jerusalem – City of Peace?
  • Important Bible Words – The Gospel
  • What is True Baptism?
  • From our Mail Bag - The role of women in the church

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Light on a New World - Volume 21/10

  • What did Jesus Mean by "The harvest is the end of the world"
  • Christadelphian Beliefs
  • Religious Groups in Bible Times - The Sadducees
  • Bible Characters - James the Lord’s Brother
  • What must I do to be saved?
  • Marvellous are your works - Bird Navigation

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Light on a New World - Volume 21/9

  • Editorial - The folly of trusting in human leaders
    rather than trusting God
  • Parables of Jesus - The Sower
  • Important Bible Words - Atonement
  • Signs of the Times - A Broken Society
  • The Bible Stands the Test of Time - The Cyrus Cylinder

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Light on a New World - Volume 21/8

  • Bible Characters - Simon Peter
  • What did Jesus mean?
    "In my Fathers house are many mansions ..."
  • Religious Groups in Bible Times - The Herodians
  • Marvellous are Your Works - Colours Without Paint

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Light on a New World - Volume 21/7

  • Signs of the Times - Are you actually ready for the Kingdom?
  • From our Mail Bag - Which law was changed with Jesus arrival?
  • Bible Teaching About - The Devil and Satan
  • Getting Started with Bible Prophecy

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Light on a New World - Volume 21/6

  • Editorial - the real Christmas.
  • Bible Teaching About ... The resurrection of Christ.
  • Bible Characters - Mary Magdalene
  • What did Jesus mean? "My kingdom is not of this world"

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Light on a New World - Volume 21/5

  • Religious Groups in Bible Times - The Samaritans
  • Bible Teaching About - The Cross of Christ
  • From our Mail Bag - baptism being total immersion in water
  • Important Bible Words - Salvation
  • Free Bible Correspondence Course
  • Marvellous are Your Works - The Gecko

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Light on a New World - Volume 21/4

  • Editorial - 40th anniversary issue of Light
    • We started the same month as the Apollo moon landing
  • Can we rely on the Bible? - The answer is, of course, yes
  • What did Jesus mean by ‘Everlasting Punishment’?
  • A Summary of Christadelphian Beliefs
  • Bible Characters – Lot

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Light on a New World - Volume 21/3

  • Religious Groups in Bible Times - The Rabbi
  • From our Mail Bag - About Lucifer
  • Bible teaching about Miracles
  • Belief and Baptism
  • Marvellous are Your Works - The Spider

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Light on a New World - Volume 21/2

  • Three parables of Jesus - the cross, salt and the lamp
  • What did Jesus mean?
    "Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man"
  • Bible Teaching about - The Holy Spirit
  • The Bible is Right - Divine authorship

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Light on a New World - Volume 21/1

  • Editorial - There is only one way
  • Darwin’s Legacy - Has it stood the test of time?
  • Is There Life after Death?
  • Signs of the Times - Global Disasters
  • The Bible is True - The Evidence of Archaeology

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Light on a New World - Volume 20/12

  • The Unknown God
  • Bible Abbreviations
  • What did Jesus Mean? ‘You must be born again’
  • Marriage – Yes or No?
  • Marvellous are your Works - the Human Body

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Light on a New World - Volume 20/11

  • Editorial - Economies
  • Bible Teaching about:The Resurrection of Jesus
  • Christianity and Capitalism
  • God’s Witnesses

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Light on a New World - Volume 20/10

  • Parables of Jesus - The Two Builders
  • What has gone wrong with the World?
  • What did Jesus Mean? - ‘For great is your reward in heaven’
  • Marvellous are Your Works - The kangaroo rat

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Light on a New World - Volume 20/9

A 60 page Light on Israel - special issue

  • Israel in the Past: Origin and Birth of a Nation
  • Israel in the Past: Into the Promised Land Page
  • Israel in the Present: Their Miraculous Survival
  • Israel in the Present: A Nation Re-born Page
  • Israel in the Future

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Light on a New World - Volume 20/8

  • Editorial - Easter
  • Bible Teaching about - The Holy Spirit Gifts
  • Why Being Good is Just Not Good Enough
  • Bible Trades - The Tent Maker

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Light on a New World - Volume 20/7

  • Editorial - metamorphosis
  • A Healthy Diet - Spiritual Food
  • Bible Teaching about: The Mediatorship of Christ
  • From our Mail Bag: "You are gods?”
  • Bible Characters: Ezra and Nehemiah
  • "Marvellous are your Works"

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Light on a New World - Volume 20/6

  • Editorial: Can men solve International issues?
  • The Wisdom of Solomon - part 3
  • The promises to David
  • Customs in Bible Times: Anointing with Oil

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Light on a New World - Volume 20/5

  • Editorial: The Beauty of the rainbow
  • Important Bible Words: Light
  • Bible Characters: Noah
  • Was the devil or Satan disguised as the serpent
    in the garden of Eden?
  • The Rosetta Stone
  • A Summary of Christadelphian Beliefs

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Light on a New World - Volume 20/4

  • Editorial: Green Issues
  • Signs of the Times - Our changing environment
  • Bible teaching about: The Kingdom of God
  • Parables of Jesus: The Good Samaritan

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Light on a New World - Volume 20/3

  • Editorial: World Leadership
  • Bible teaching about: The Nature of Christ
  • The Wisdom of Solomon - part 2
  • Important Bible Words: Grace
  • "You are my friends if " What did Jesus Mean?

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Light on a New World - Volume 20/2

  • Editorial: The Total Eclipse
  • Parables of Jesus: the Pharisee and the Tax Collector
  • Does it matter what you believe?
  • Bible teaching about: The problem of suffering
  • Birds of the Bible: The Peacock

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Light on a New World - Volume 20/1
  • The Wisdom of Solomon - part 1
  • Bible Course Advertisement
  • Bible Characters: Elijah
  • Bible Trades: The Potter

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Light on a New World - Volume 19/12

  • Signs of the Times: Europe in Bible Prophecy
  • Bible teaching about: The Devil and Satan
  • What did Jesus mean? "Have salt in yourselves"
  • From our mail bag: Who or what is Lucifer?
  • Plants of the Bible: Frankincense

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Light on a New World - Volume 19/11

  • Signs of the Times: Iran: nuclear power for peace?
  • Selected Christadelphian Beliefs
  • What did Jesus mean? "‘Seek first the kingdom of God"
  • Bible Characters: Moses
  • Birds of the Bible: The Ostrich

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Light on a New World - Volume 19/10

  • Sign of the Times: The Final Energy Crisis
  • What does the Bible say about: Belief and Baptism
  • Bible Trades Page: The Metal Worker

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Light on a New World - Volume 19/9

  • Editorial: Water
  • Bible Characters: Jacob and Esau
  • The Law of Moses: Sacrifice
  • Bible Animals: The Ass or Donkey

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Light on a New World - Volume 19/8

  • God is there
  • What did Jesus mean? "before Abraham was, I Am"
  • Parables of Jesus: The Prodigal Son
  • From our mailbag: "Is one religion as good as another?"

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Light on a New World - Volume 19/7

  • Editorial: "it’s a sign of the times"
  • Signs of the Times: The Middle East - Peace or War?
  • The Ten Commandments: Its relevance today
  • What the Bible says about: The Gospel message of Jesus

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Light on a New World - Volume 19/6

  • International problems: World Poverty
  • Parables of Jesus: The Pounds
  • What must I do to be saved?
  • Bible Cities: Nazareth

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Light on a New World - Volume 19/5

  • What the Bible says about: The Devil and Satan
  • From our Mail Bag: Do you believe that there will be such
    a person and if not what is meant by the term Antichrist?
  • What did Jesus mean: "If any one comes to me and does not
    hate his father and mother ... he cannot be my disciple."
  • Plants of the Bible: Common Acacia

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Light on a New World - Volume 19/4

  • International problems: Human Suffering
  • Who are the Angels?
  • Bible teaching about: The second Coming of Christ
  • Animals of the Bible: The Leopard

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Light on a New World - Volume 19/3
Special Edition - Light on Prophecy Version 2

  • What is prophecy?
  • The prophets in their historical setting
  • God’s plan in prophecy
    • Iran in prophecy
    • Greece in prophecy
    • Rome in prophecy
    • Israel in prophecy
  • The coming world conflict & What about your future?

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Light on a New World - Volume 19/2

  • Editorial: Easter
  • International problems: Global Warming and Pollution
  • The Cross of Christ
  • The Reality of The Resurrection of Christ
  • Plants of the Bible: The Almond

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Light on a New World - Volume 19/1

  • The Bible (6) - Reading the Bible
  • Bible Characters: David
  • The Law of Moses - its relevance today: The Sabbath
  • Bible Cities: Lachish

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Light Special Issues on Specific Topics


Special Edition - Light on Christadelphians

  • Who are the Christadelphians?
  • The Name Christadelphians
  • The Christadelphian Way of Life
  • Christadelphian Beliefs
  • The Hope of the Christadelphians

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Special Edition - Light on The Bible

  • What is the Bible?
  • The Bible Beginnings
  • The Bible in English
  • The Word of God
  • The Message of the Bible

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Special Edition - Light on Prophecy Version 2
  • What is prophecy?
  • The prophets in their historical setting
  • God’s plan in prophecy
    • Iran in prophecy
    • Greece in prophecy
    • Rome in prophecy
    • Israel in prophecy
  • The coming world conflict
  • What about your future?

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Special Edition - Light on Jesus Christ

  • His role in the Divine plan
  • His first advent foretold
  • His early life and preparation for his ministry
  • His ministry
  • His death and resurrection
  • His present role as High Priest and Mediator
  • His second coming
  • His future role – judge and king of the world

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Special Edition - Light on The Gospel

  • Light ... on the Gospel
  • Introduction - What is the Gospel?
  • The Gospel in the Old Testament
  • The Gospel in the Old Testament
  • The Gospel and You

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Special Edition - Light on Creation

  • Light ... on Creation
  • Introduction - Belief in Creation an Essential Bible Teaching
  • God in Creation
  • The Theory of Evolution Examined
  • Man in the Image of God

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Special Edition - Light On The Dead Sea Scrolls

  • Light ... On The Dead Sea Scrolls
  • The Importance of the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • The Story of the Scrolls
  • The Book of the Prophet Isaiah
  • The Prophet of the Kingdom
  • The Coming Age

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Special Edition - Light On Archaeology

  • Archaeology / Beth Shean
  • Egypt / House of David
  • Ophir / Moab
  • Tel Mardikh / Assyria
  • Hezekiah's Aqueduct / Sennacherib
  • Babylon / Prophecy
  • Dead Sea Scrolls / Temple Notice
  • Challenge of the Spade

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Special Edition - Light On Israel

  • Israel in the Past: Origin and Birth of a Nation
  • Israel in the Past: Into the Promised Land Page
  • Israel in the Present: Their Miraculous Survival
  • Israel in the Present: A Nation Re-born Page
  • Israel in the Future

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