Jamila, you make many good points and I totally agree. As Christians, our traditions come from theirs, thus, we are going to inherently be very similar in many senses. Thats so great that you got to go to Israel already and see everything you studied in real life. I’m sure that was a very impactful trip and I’m sure it gave you so much perspective on this subject. Taking a class in religious studies and learning from actually being in the place in which everything sort of took place are so different.