Megan Sauter looks at Tabitha, the only woman in the Bible to be called a disciple, and at the very hospitable Lydia, who after converting to Christianity opened her home to Paul and his companions.
In biblical and theological instruction and writing, it is common to refer to “the LXX” or “the Septuagint.” Old Testament / Hebrew Bible scholars refer to the LXX as the oldest translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, and scholars in New Testament and early Christian studies refer to the Septuagint as the text which the New […]
It looks like we have come in a time several people are not pleased to feel as if they are shunned by one or more religious groups where they normally would belong to. In the midst of previous century it started by some non-trinitarian groups who wanted others to know the Holy Name of God. […]
For almost two hundred years after the impalement of Christ, Roman cities are entirely devoid of any trace of early Christians; to date, no one has ever found any object that’s been plausibly connected to them. Some archaeologist and historians think that many of Jesus’ followers — men and women who lived in the first, […]
At the early stage of the Jesus’ movement, the followers of Jesus where considered a Jewish sect and as Jews they where exempt from the requirements of emperor worship (as part of the Pax Romana). In the beginning composed almost entirely of Jews there did not seem a problem for the Roman rulers. However, as […]
Archaeology ἀρχαιολογία (lit. ‘discourse on things ancient’) coming from the Greek archaia (“ancient things”), and logos (“theory or science”) has us looking at the ancient things, material remains of man’s past. Its Latin equivalent, antiquitates, yielded the English word ‘antiquities’ which long served to define a branch of historical inquiry that concerned itself with materials […]