Tag: early christian

What Is Coptic and Who Were the Copts in Ancient Egypt?

11/22 | When did the ancient Egyptians stop writing in hieroglyphs, and what came next? From the fourth to ninth centuries C.E., Egypt was predominantly Christian. During this time, the language used   Read more…

Posted in Post-Biblical Period, The Ancient Near Eastern World.

The Parables of Jesus

10/15 | Helmut Koester suggests that the parables of Jesus did not communicate a hidden meaning when they were told by Jesus—the parables of Jesus could be understood by all.   Read more…

Posted in Bible Interpretation, Jesus/Historical Jesus, New Testament.

Ancient Amulets with Incipits

10/02 | Ancient amulets containing incipits of Biblical passages have been uncovered in Egypt and were used as protective charms to ward off evil. Learn about early Christian amulets with incipits in   Read more…

Posted in Artifacts and the Bible.

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