Tag: jonathan klawans

How December 25 Became Christmas

12/03 | Theological scholar Andrew McGowan examines how December 25 came to be associated with the birthday of Jesus and became Christmas, a holiday celebrated by Christians around the world.   Read more…

Posted in Jesus/Historical Jesus, New Testament.

When Was the First Communion?

04/10 | Early Christians celebrated the Lord’s Supper as a full meal, but by the third century, it had ceased to be a banquet and had become a ritualized small meal instead.   Read more…

Posted in Bible Interpretation.

How Was Jesus’ Tomb Sealed?

04/06 | Urban C. von Wahlde looks at the Gospel accounts to see how the stone that sealed the tomb of Jesus is portrayed.   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Topics, Jerusalem, Jesus/Historical Jesus, New Testament.


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