Tag: early christian

The Origins of “The Cherry Tree Carol”

10/11 | “The Cherry Tree Carol” is a Christmas carol that first appeared in 13th-century England; an American version was discovered in Appalachia in the 20th century. Stonehill College Biblical scholar Mary   Read more…

Posted in Post-Biblical Period.

The Parables of Jesus

09/26 | 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.

Qumran Phylacteries Reveal Nine New Dead Sea Scrolls

09/23 | Nine small Dead Sea Scroll fragments were discovered in ancient phylacteries, or tefillin.   Read more…

Posted in Dead Sea Scrolls, News.

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