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-Archaeology: First Century Synagogue Ruins Confirm New Testament Accounts

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

The discovery of a rural synagogue in Galilee dating from the 1st century lends support for the New Testament accounts of Jesus teaching in synagogues. For years scholars have doubted those accounts since it was hard to believe that a Jewish rabbi would allow an itinerate teacher like Jesus to come in an take over […]

-Was Jesus a Real Person? Historical Evidence Beyond the Bible

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

          (Tacitus via Wikipedia) I recently read one of the best summaries ever of all of the historical evidence for the real existence of the man called Jesus of Nazareth in a recent edition of the Biblical Archaeology Review (Jan/Feb 2015): “Did Jesus Exist? Searching for Evidence Beyond the Bible” by Dr. Lawrence Mykytiuk of […]

-So The ‘Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ May be ‘Authentic’ But The Story Really Isn’t

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

In 2012 the main stream media went crazy over a ancient papyrus fragment that indicated that Jesus had a wife. Now experts are saying that the document appears to be authentic. Here’s the story from the Blaze: Karen King, a Harvard Divinity School professor, sparked debate and intrigue in 2012 when she unveiled what was […]

-Was Jesus Just a Great Teacher?

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Was Jesus just a great teacher? There are many different folks who are ready to admit that Jesus of Nazareth might have been a great teacher- even some agnostics and atheists along with teachers from a number of world religions like Islam, Judaism, Baha’i Faith and Hinduism. However most of the same are not ready […]

-The Christmas Story: Why the Genealogies of Are So Important

Monday, December 17th, 2012

                           (Birth of Jesus Matthew 2:1: Wikipedia) Every Christmas Eve when we traditionally read the Christmas story in the Bible to our children (and now our grandchildren) the genealogies are usually avoided or quickly glossed over since they seem to get in the way of the ‘real’ story. However the genealogies in Matthew (1:1-17) and […]