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How December 25 Became Christmas

12/02 | Theological scholar Andrew McGowan examines how December 25 came to be associated with the birthday of Jesus and became Christmas, a holiday celebrated by Christians around the world.   Read more…

No, No, Bad Dog: Dogs in the Bible

12/01 | Dogs—or celeb in Hebrew—were not well loved in the Bible. Given the negative associations with dogs, it is surprising that one of the great Hebrew spies bears this name.   Read more…

Why Did the Magi Bring Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh?

12/01 | Were the gifts of the magi meant to save Jesus from the pain of arthritis? It’s possible, according to researchers at Cardiff University in Wales who have been studying the   Read more…

Christmas Stories in Christian Apocrypha

12/01 | The modern Christmas nativity scene is drawn from apocryphal texts in addition to the infancy narratives of Matthew and Luke.   Read more…

Bronze Age Figurine Resembles Rodin’s The Thinker

11/30 | A 3,800-year-old vessel unearthed during excavations in the Israeli town of Yehud bears a figurine that resembles French artist Rodin’s famed sculpture The Thinker.   Read more…

Barnabas: An Encouraging Early Church Leader

11/30 | Who is Barnabas in the Bible? In part two of this two-part study, Robin Branch further analyzes the traits that define Barnabas as an early church leader.   Read more…

Barnabas: An Encouraging Early Church Leader

11/30 | Who is Barnabas in the Bible? In part one of this two-part study, Robin Branch describes the traits that define Barnabas as an early church leader.   Read more…

An Unexpected Consequence of the Christian Crusades

11/29 | The Fihrist, and the scholarship it represents, is one of the shining positives that emerged from the Crusades.   Read more…

What Were the Crusades and How Did They Impact Jerusalem?

11/29 | Some of the most famous churches in Jerusalem were built during the Christian Crusades by Crusaders wishing to memorialize sites they believed to have great Christian significance.   Read more…

What Happened to Cain in the Bible?

11/25 | What happened to Cain in the Bible? In the Book of Genesis, we are told about Cain’s birth, his violent act of fratricide and his subsequent exile. We learn that   Read more…


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