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-Earliest Icons of Four Apostles Discovered in Rome?

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

(Catacombs by nd_architecture_library via Flickr) Early icons of four Apostles have been discovered in catacombs in Rome. The likenesses of Peter, Paul, John, and Andrew dating from the late 4th century are being touted as the earliest known icons of the Apostles. But is that really the case? I would expect earlier examples from Asia […]

-New Find: Ancient Wall Supports Bible Record of Solomon

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

(Wall by Brian Negin via Flickr) Lately it has become fashionable to question whether the Biblical accounts of a strong kingdom ruled by David and Solomon could have even existed in the 10 century BC (BCE). Many scholars consider the accounts to be rather mythical in nature. Now a recent archeological finding lends strong support to the Biblical record. […]

-“Jesus, The Final Days”

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

By Craig A. Evans and N.T.Wright (Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009, 116 pages) A scholarly examination of the last events in the life and resurrection of Jesus. (Read the whole review @  Book Reviews)       *Top

-Latest Update on James Ossuary Trial

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

The trial over the authenticity of the James ‘the brother of Jesus’ Ossuary is finally in the defense phase. Dr. Ben Witherington gives an update and his opinion of how the trial is going in this article: The Dead Shall Have Their Say– More on the James Ossuary            *Top

-The Discovery of Apostle Paul’s Bones?

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Found a link to this article at SmartChristian.com—Dr. Andrew Jackson calls this “Very speculative” and I agree: “Bone fragments confirmed to be Saint Paul” According to the article, Pope Benedict XVI claims that scientific tests confirmed shards found in the underground chamber at the church of St Paul’s-Outside-the-Walls in Rome were from the apostle: "This […]