Tag: Zion

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As a boy, I was puzzled (and disappointed) that God seemed to impose deserty country on his chosen peoples. Palestine? That parched land hardly seemed like bargain real estate. The Great Basin? Who’d want that passed-over, sagebrushy parcel? Did the great Promiser-in-the-Sky think dry hardship would be desirable for those he loved most—or was he …

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