Dr. Hugh Houghton brought to light earliest Latin analysis of the Gospels which makes it clear that Bible has not to be taken literally

Dr Hugh Houghton, of the University of Birmingham, after an Austrian colleague read about an anonymous manuscript in Cologne Cathedral Library, digitised by the University of Salzburg in 2012, in a local newspaper and told him about it. The work thought to have been copied out by a scholar in around 800, more than 400 […]

New Testament Political Figures: The Evidence

Regularly Christians are questioned about the existence of the Biblical figures, whilst those asking the questions do not doubt the existence of so many other historical figures where there is less written about and less findings discovered. Concerning the Ancient times and writings in the Hebrew Scriptures we do have archaeologic proof of 53 people […]

Ancient Samaria and Jerusalem

Jill Katz on urban anthropology in the capitals of Israel and Judah Ancient Samaria and Jerusalem had a lot in common in the ninth and eighth centuries B.C.E. Both were part of David and Solomon’s United Kingdom of Israel in the tenth century, and both became capitals when it split into the southern kingdom of […]

The Samaria Ivories—Phoenician or Israelite?

From the moment they were discovered, the Samaria ivories created fanfare. Recently some scholars have challenged the long-accepted assumption about the ivories’ origins. When the Samaria ivories were first excavated, they were immediately explained as Phoenician products and, therefore, considered foreign to their discovery site, Samaria. However, there is currently no archaeological evidence to indicate […]

Rupert Chapman looking at Samaria — Capital of Israel

Rupert Chapman — formerly of the British Museum, London — examines the Israelite kings’ palace at Samaria in his article “Samaria—Capital of Israel,” published in the September/October 2017 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review. In the Bible, King Ahab’s palace is called an “ivory house” (2 Kings 22:39). We know from other Biblical passages that Ahab […]

Een losgeld voor iedereen 2 Een verheven persoon van vlees en bloed

Er zijn een heel pak mensen die zich Christen noemen maar niet echt de ware Christus navolgen. Velen van hem aanbidden ook niet de God van die Christus, want dat was een Eeuwige Geest die niet door mensen kon gezien worden, terwijl zij Jezus tot God verheven hebben alhoewel Jezus duidelijk te kennen geeft dat […]

Een losgeld voor iedereen 1 De Voorziening van een tweede Adam

Toen de eerste mens in de val van de verleiding was gevallen, voorzag de Goddelijke Schepper de mogelijkheid om een tweede Adam te laten bewijzen dat de mens zich wel Gods geboden kan houden en naar de Wil van God kan leven. Door de verkeerde keuze van de eerste mensen was de relatie tussen God […]