The cradle of civilisations and the meeting point of East and West, Israel - the Promised Land - has produced the religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, through the writings of their leaders, which have become recognised as Holy Scripture. The Holy Land has become the common inheritance of humanity, where universal contradictions of human nature are expressed: the close relationship between man and God, and also the fratricidal struggles between the three Peoples of the Book. Here, the traveller is often a pilgrim in search of a spiritual ideal. In his pictures, Philippe Roy invites us to travel to the striking sites of the Old and New Testaments, the biblical landscapes which have been sources of inspiration for two millennia. He also enables us to discover a country where the inhabitants are continually fighting against the desert through the development of modern agriculture.