Tag: the history of christmas

Herod’s Death, Jesus’ Birth and a Lunar Eclipse

03/02 | Read letters published in the Q&C section of BAR debating the dates of Herod’s death, Jesus’ birth and to which lunar eclipse Josephus was referring.   Read more…

Posted in Jesus/Historical Jesus, People in the Bible, Scholar’s Study.

Bible Scholar Brent Landau Asks “Who Were the Magi”?

01/27 | A lost Syriac manuscript, the Revelation of the Magi, translated into English by Bible scholar Brent Landau, may help answer that key question from the Christmas story: “Who were the   Read more…

Posted in Jesus/Historical Jesus.

Were Mary and Joseph Married or Engaged at Jesus’ Birth?

01/12 | Were Mary and Joseph married or engaged when they traveled to Bethlehem? Biblical scholar Mark Wilson examines what the gospels say in this Bible History Daily guest post.   Read more…

Posted in Bible Interpretation.


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