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A Boy’s Tale, Complete Part I, “The Wedding”

About A Boy’s Tale To my mind, one of history’s – especially Christian history’s – most under-appreciated personalities is Mark the Evangelist. Oh, we’ve heard of him well enough, but only as the author of the Gospel bearing his name. … Continue reading

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A Boy’s Tale: Chapter 11

XI The rabbi raised his arms to Heaven and said an opening prayer in Hebrew, then switched to Aramaic as he turned to Abner and Rebecca, “Is this your daughter, whom you surrender on this day and in this place … Continue reading

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A Boy’s Tale: Chapter 10

X It was a beautiful day for a wedding, surely the harbinger of a happy feast. More like June than February, the sun was bright and warm, and the blue of the sky was deepened by just enough billowy clouds … Continue reading

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A Boy’s Tale: Chapter 9

IX You would think, after our considerable time and effort, that all would have gone smoothly on our last full day of preparation, but that wouldn’t have factored in Aunt Martha. Somewhat prone to overcompensating for her non-existent shortcomings, she … Continue reading

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A Boy’s Tale: Chapter 8

VIII We reached our destination and turned into the broad, dusty staging area where much of the caravansary business was done. Nazareth,  near the crossing of three major caravan routes, has for centuries been a meeting place of traders where … Continue reading

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A Boy’s Tale: Chapter 7

VII “Andrew!” Mama came running from the back room as he entered the courtyard. “Are you all right? Thanks be to the angels! Is Simon with you? You wouldn’t believe all the stories I’ve been hearing!” [For convenience, first six … Continue reading

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A Boy’s Tale: Chapter 6

VI As a child, I had always been seated with the women when attending the Jezreel synagogue, but this time, for the first time, I was proud to sit with Papa and the men. Even so, I found it hard … Continue reading

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