Tag: John the Baptist

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.

What Did Jesus Really Look Like?

04/30 | What did Jesus look like? In “Painting a Portrait of Jesus,” D. Moody Smith examines the difficulties in answering this question.   Read more…

Posted in Jesus/Historical Jesus.


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