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-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 […]

-Ben Witherington: Did Jesus Have a Wife?

Friday, September 21st, 2012

NT Prof. Ben Witherington III on the Jesus’ wife controversy (6:29).

-Re: ‘The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife’

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

From NY Times: CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A historian of early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School has identified a scrap of papyrus that she says was written in Coptic in the fourth century and contains a phrase never seen in any piece of Scripture: “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife …’ ” The faded papyrus fragment […]

-Dr. Charlesworth on Patio Tomb (Talpiot B)

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

(Image- Princeton) Just before Easter, James Tabor and Simcha Jacobovici made all sorts of sensational claims about their discovery of a new ‘Patio’ tomb at Talpiot. These are the same guys who brought us the supposed ‘Jesus Family Tomb’ a couple of years ago. They produced a book and a documentary all about their new […]

-Easter Attacks on Christianity in the Media

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

               (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Its Easter season which means it’s time to seriously attack Christianity in the media.  Magazine articles, documentaries on TV, books, pseudo research into Christian origins and the Bible. All stacked heavily against traditional teachings about Jesus and the origins of Christianity. Each with a variety of professors supposedly exposing the real […]