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Archive for the 'Early Christianity' Category

-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 […]

-Christian Scholars Respond to So-called ‘Gospel of Jesus’ Wife’

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Here’s an early response from a number of conservative Christian scholars to the so-called ‘Gospel of Jesus’ Wife.’ Contrary to the prevailing media propaganda that it should cause a problem for Christianity, most Christian scholars consider it to be a bad sensational joke from the ignorant ‘gotcha’ secular media. From the Christian Post: The so-called […]

-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 […]

-Earliest Christian Writings Found in a Jordanian Cave?

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

A group of 70 or so lead “mini-books” were apparently discovered by Bedouins in a remote valley of northern Jordan sometime between 2005 and 2007. The small books, or “codices”, appear to be made of cast lead and bound by lead rings with each page or leaf approximately the size of a credit card and […]

-Have the Bones of the Apostle Paul Really Been Found?

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

According to an article in the UK Telegraph, 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 seems to confirm the unanimous and undisputed tradition that these are the mortal remains of the Apostle Paul." Are these […]

-Was The Apostle Paul a Fake and a Spy?

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

(Picture of Spy Museum via Wikipedia) LEXINGTON, VA: – The head of the history department at Virginia Military Institute suggests that the Apostle Paul faked his conversion and was really a spy for the Romans. Col. Rose Mary Sheldon of VMI, presented her thesis last week at the International Spy Museum in Washington DC. It […]