Category Archives: Greco-Roman Culture

“Jesus of Testimony” – New Documentary Testifies to the Historicity of Jesus Christ

First below, I’ve posted the trailer (3:34) for this new documentary, and then the documentary (2:14:34) itself. Jesus Of Testimony Trailer from Nesch Bros on Vimeo. Jesus Of Testimony from Nesch Bros on Vimeo. With Easter approaching, this is the … Continue reading

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The First Two Emperors of Rome Their Impact on the New Testament

This article gives background on Caesar Augustus (B.C. 27 – A.D. 14) and Tiberius Caesar Augustus (A.D. 14-37) From the conclusion:         It is amazing when one looks at how God can use people, who at first … Continue reading

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Why Did the Ancient Greeks and Romans Stop Believing in Their Gods?

Why did the ancient Greeks and Romans stop believing in their gods?  is a question on Quora.com.  (This link will take you directly to this question on Quora.)  Two helpful answers to be found there (and there may be others) … Continue reading

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Shelby Foote on the Roman View of History

Shelby Foote (1916-2005) was a novelist and historian whose magnum opus was a three-volume narrative of the America Civil War that took him two decades to research and write.  That single work took up 3,000 pages, which amounts to some … Continue reading

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Did Christianity Borrow from other Religions? – Mike Licona, PhD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijgTK51sVIQ&feature=em-uploademail From the YouTube description: Did Christianity borrow from pagan religion? What about Mithras or Adonis? Mike Licona shows how pagan religions actually did NOT pre-date Christianity. In fact, these pagan religions borrowed from Christianity once it began to expand. … Continue reading

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Revelation: An Introduction with Ian Paul

At about the 3:00 mark, the speaker is talking about genre generally and apocalyptic specifically. He points out that Mark 13:24-27 is apocalyptic language – a way of speaking that Jesus’ contemporaries would have recognized. It is a good way … Continue reading

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Suffer the LIttle Children by Kevin DeYoung

Excerpt: For Greeks and Romans in the first century there was virtually no sentimentality regarding children. Abortion was frequent. Infanticide was even more common. There were too many mouths to feed in the Empire. Offspring were good to work in … Continue reading

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