Category Archives: Other Biblical-Era Literature

“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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Internet Claim That Jesus Is Like Mithras Debunked by J Warner Wallace and Chad at Truthbomb Apologetics

Atheists on the Internet say the strangest things.  One of these strange ideas is that belief in Jesus was spawned by belief in the ancient deity Mithras. This 350-word post will put to rest any concern you have about this … Continue reading

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The Old Testament and Other Ancient Religious Literature by Rick Wade

This 2,200-word post by Rick Wade describes how the Old Testament is both similar to and different from other literature of its time and place.  Ancient Israel was part of an age and location often referred to as the Ancient … Continue reading

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Biblical, Jewish, and Christian (and more) sources from Google Books | timothy michael law

Biblical, Jewish, and Christian (and more!) sources from Google Books | timothy michael law.

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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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The Jewish Context for What Jesus Said about Hell – Scot McKnight on Edward Fudge

Opening paragraph: For many people today what one believes about hell is a matter of fidelity to orthodoxy. Most don’t quite want to contend that if you don’t believe in eternal, conscious punishment you are a heretic though some get … Continue reading

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An Introduction to the Septuagint, the Old Testament in Greek

Opening paragraph: In our readings from Justin in the past and coming weeks, Justin makes a spirited case for Christianity on the basis of the Old Testament. Though Justin had access to the “memoirs of the apostles,” which likely included … Continue reading

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Did We Get Jesus Right? Jesus in the Canonical and Apocryphal Gospels – a lecture by Simon Gathercole (YouTube)

From the YouTube description: Lecture – Dr Simon Gathercole – Topic: “Did We Get Jesus Right? Jesus in the Canonical and Apocryphal Gospels” given 09/08/12 at the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, TX Lecture (all) – Dr Simon Gathercole – … Continue reading

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