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New Testament Era

Archaeological and historical articles dealing with events from the Intertestamental and New Testament Era, circa 400 B.C. - 150 A.D.

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As the Lord Jesus sat on a hillside over looking the Sea of Galilee, He instructed His disciples with some of the most profound words ever uttered by human beings (Matt. 5:1-7:29). He began His discourse by saying, 'Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs in the Kingdom of Heaven' (5:3). He went on to say, 'Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God' (5:9).

Sometimes I will see this little ditty on the marquee of a church: 'The family that prays together - stays together.' There is a lot of truth to that statement. I suspect that it was true of the household of Stephanas. Not only did they pray together, but they also poured their lives into serving the church at Corinth together.

On April 28, 1789, eighteen sailors from the crew of the HMS Bounty, led by Acting Lieutenant Fletcher Christian, mutinied against Lieutenant William Bligh because he was allegedly cruel to them, but more than likely the mutineers were smitten by the beauty of the women on the islands of Tahiti and Pitcairn.

A powerful and moving video from Joel Kramer...

Part Three of Gordon Franz's discussion refuting many of the popular and contemporary attacks on the Resurrection of Jesus.

Part Two of Gordon Franz's discussion refuting many of the popular and contemporary attacks on the Resurrection of Jesus.

The tree in this video, many believe, is the mustard tree mentioned in the Gospels.

Three early martyrdoms are recorded in the New Testament: John the Baptist in ca. AD 31, Stephen in ca. AD 35 and James the apostle in ca. AD 44. There would be countless others that would follow in their train. In this article I would like to briefly consider the history and archaeology associated with the first Christian martyr, John the Baptist.

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