Mt. Tavor in the 19th century. A desolate land? British Library

Mark Twain's Book on the Holy Land Is Still Controversial - Some Would Say Trumpian

In June 1867, 150 years ago, Mark Twain embarked on a great voyage to Europe and the Holy Land. His travel book is still quoted widely today in order to prove all sorts of claims.

Biblical Shunem is today Sulam, a Muslim Arab village near Afula in northern Israel. Mark Twain, the greatest of American writers, wrote 150 years ago about Shunem: “We found here a grove of lemon trees –...

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