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The Pagan Origins Of Christian Mythology
The Judeo-Christian religions were founded in a region of the world where savior religions existed for thousands of years. Much of the symbolism and many of the stories in the Bible may be traced to earlier myths of the Persians, Egyptians, and other people...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
The Jesus Double-Act
Is it possible that there were two Jesus', and that the histories of both have become entwined in the modern Bible? An examination of the evidence suggests that this is not only possible, but highly probable. To begin with, let us look at the Gospels....
Christianity >> The Bible
King James Bible: John, Chapter 11
Chapter 11 11:1 Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. 11:2 (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) 11:3 Therefore his...
New Testament >> John
King James Bible: John, Chapter 6
Chapter 6 6:1 After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. 6:2 And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased. 6:3 And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there...
New Testament >> John
King James Bible: Matthew, Chapter 26
Chapter 26 26:1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples, 26:2 Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified. 26:3 Then assembled together the chief...
New Testament >> Matthew
King James Bible: John, Chapter 19
Chapter 19 19:1 Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him. 19:2 And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, 19:3 And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands. 19:4...
New Testament >> John
King James Bible: John, Chapter 18
Chapter 18 18:1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples. 18:2 And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted...
New Testament >> John

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UNC Chapel Hill professor publishes new book on the historical Jesus
Editor's note: Bart D. Ehrman is one of the most renowned and controversial Bible scholars in the world today. He is the James A.
Johnson's 'The Real Jesus' changed historical Jesus debates
Johnson, who had written a series of negative reviews of books on the so-called "historical Jesus" movement, was approached by a publisher who had read the reviews and asked him to write a book. Things moved swiftly from there. The book was snapped ...
Sneak peek: Jack Huston takes reins of new 'Ben-Hur'
There have been a few film adaptations of Lew Wallace's 1880 biblical novel over the years, most notably the 1959 historical epic starring Charlton Heston that won 11 Academy Awards.
Apologetics: Did Jesus really exist?
The evidence that Jesus existed is far greater than any other person who lived in antiquity ever existed. The number of ancient Christian sources both in the Bible and in historical records is numerous and well documented.
Jesus ALWAYS Knew He Was God (Doctrinal History)
Luke 2:40 (RSV) And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him. Luke 2:49 And he said to them, “How is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?

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