Tag: why did the magi bring gold frankincense and myrrh

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

08/18 | 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.

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.

Jesus Was a Refugee

11/30 | Scholar Joan E. Taylor says that it’s worth remembering that Jesus’ earliest years were, according to the Gospel of Matthew, spent as a refugee in a foreign land.   Read more…

Posted in Jesus/Historical Jesus.


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