Tag: early christian

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…

Posted in Jesus/Historical Jesus, New Testament.

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…

Posted in Bible Interpretation, Jesus/Historical Jesus.

You Are What You Eat: The Israelite Diet and Archaeology

11/14 | Pigs weren’t part of the Israelite diet. Therefore if you are excavating and find lots of pig bones at your site, it can’t be Israelite—or can it? A new survey   Read more…

Posted in Daily Life and Practice.


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