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Is The God of the Bible the same as the God of the Quran?

By Azar Ajaj You might be aware to the controversy of a Wheaton University professor who donned a hijab in solidarity with Muslims, after they faced backlash following the terrorist attacks in Paris. She also was suspended from the school in response – not for her wearing of the hijab, …

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Evangelicals in Greater Syria, Jordan and Iraq

Evangelicals in Greater Syria, Jordan and Iraq[1] By Azar Ajaj 1. History The Holy Land has long attracted the attention of evangelical Christians. Its ties to the persons and events recorded in the Bible drew the attention of many, the geopolitical decline of the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century …

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Redeeming the Time

By Azar Ajaj and Brent Neely Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil.  (Eph. 5.15-16, NRSV) The crisis More than three years have passed since the beginning of what was known then as the “Arab …

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The Van Dyck Bible Translation

The American Mission Board[1] and the Translation of the Bible into Arabic By Rev. Azar Ajaj[2] Introduction At the time of their arrival in Palestine in the 1820’s, the American Protestant missionaries’ main activity was the distribution of Scripture and tracts. Their primary audience was Christian pilgrims who came to …

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