Tag: John the Baptist

Gospel of John Commentary: Who Wrote the Gospel of John and How Historical Is It?

07/01 | The Gospels, the first four books of the New Testament, tell the story of the life of Jesus. Yet only one—the Gospel of John—claims to be an eyewitness account, the   Read more…

Posted in New Testament.

Machaerus: Beyond the Beheading of John the Baptist

05/06 | Machaerus is the infamous setting of the beheading of John the Baptist. The historian Josephus corroborates a story from the Gospels in which John the Baptist condemned Herod Antipas’s marriage   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites.

Herod Antipas in the Bible and Beyond

05/06 | Herod Antipas ruled Galilee in Jesus’ time. He succeeded his father, Herod the Great, and served as tetrarch from 4 B.C. until 39 A.D., almost exactly the lifetime of Jesus.   Read more…

Posted in People in the Bible.


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