Saturday, June 19, 2010

Today we had another class on the Koran.  It was conducted by a professor from Notre Dame who is here with his Graduate Students.  He talked about how the Koran developed from just being spoken to a written book over the centuries. But it still has to be spoken out loud. An interesting fact was that they study the Koran in the public schools.  And most have it memorized by the age of 11 or 12.  Our group is resting up and doing laundry after the trip to Galilee.  It was pretty intense. but tonight a few of us are going to be locked up in the Holy Sepulcher when it closes at 8:00 pm.  I'm only staying till about 11:45pm.  Apparently they trust us in there.  Most probably there will be others there.  it usually does not open until 6:00am.  But the various Religions start around midnight getting their Sunday Prayers and Masses done before the tourists come.  It should be interesting.  Hope it's not too spooky. I'll let you know how it went tomorrow.