Tag: frankincense

Solving the Enigma of Petra and the Nabataeans

05/19 | Who were the Nabataeans, the industrious Arab people who built the city of Petra and its towering rock-cut monuments over 2,000 years ago? Almost everything about them—their history, their culture,   Read more…

Posted in The Ancient Near Eastern World.

Christmas Stories in Christian Apocrypha

12/13 | The modern Christmas nativity scene is drawn from apocryphal texts in addition to the infancy narratives of Matthew and Luke.   Read more…

Posted in Bible Interpretation, Jesus/Historical Jesus.

Why Did the Magi Bring Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh?

12/02 | Were the gifts of the magi meant to save Jesus from the pain of arthritis? It’s possible, according to researchers at Cardiff University in Wales who have been studying the   Read more…

Posted in Jesus/Historical Jesus.


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