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Background of the Transfiguration

After Jesus had done many miracles in the Galilee region he went into the surrounding territories and over to the cities of Tyre and Sidon along the coast. He also journeyed over to the cities of the Decapolis and finally up to Caesarea Philippi in the far north near Mount Hermon. He then asked his disciples who they thought he was and as they were guessing Peter said "Thou art the Christ (Messiah) son of the living God. Around six days after Jesus revealed to his disciples that he was "The Christ, the son of the living God" he took Peter, James, and John up into a high mountain to pray and was transfigured before them. They were heavy with sleep but when they woke up they saw His face shining like the sun, and his garments white as snow. They also saw Moses and Elijah talking with him and they became filled with fear, and as the two men were parting from them Peter spoke, "Master it is good for us to be here, let us make 3 tabernacles, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." As he was speaking a bright cloud overshadowed them and a voice spoke out of the cloud, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him." When the disciples heard this they were terrified and fell on their faces, and Jesus came and touched them and the vision went away and they saw only Jesus. As they were coming down from the mountain Jesus said to them, "Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.

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Peter Reminisces Back to this Event

2 Peter 1:16-18 - For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.

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Definition of the Transfiguration

Jesus, whose glory was veiled in flesh, became unveiled to those 3 disciples and they beheld his glory. The Greek word Metamorphao means to transform or transfigure. Both Matthew and Mark use the same word metamorphao in Matt 17:2 and Mark 9:2). Luke did not mention the word transfiguration but he said that the appearance of his face changed (Luke 9:29). Matthew said that his face shined as the sun (Matt 17:2), and Mark said that his clothing became as light, exceeding white as snow (Mark 9:3). What had actually happened was that Jesus, whose glory was veiled in flesh, became unveiled to the 3 disciples and they beheld his glory, the same glory that will be seen when he returns to set up his kingdom which will never pass away.

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Transformation of the Believer

Paul also uses this word metamorphao to describe the transformation of the believer in Christ (Rom 12:2 and 2 Cor 3:18). Paul also said that the body of the Christian is the Temple of the Holy Spirit who dwells inside (1 Cor 6:19).

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Location of the Transfiguration

Matthew 17:1 - After six days, Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them up into a high mountain by themselves. In the 4th century AD a tradition was established that Mount Tabor was the scene of the transfiguration and it was referred to as the Mount of Transfiguration, and over the next couple centuries there were three churches built on Mount Tabor. Modern scholarship has changed its opinion regarding Mount Tabor because of recent archaeological excavations. There were buildings and a city on top of Mount Tabor during the time of Jesus, which would interrupt the solitude mentioned in the gospel accounts. The more probable location would be Mount Hermon, which is relatively close to Caesarea Philippi where Jesus revealed who he was to his disciples.

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Jesus Face Shining Like the Sun

Matthew 17:2 - He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his garments became as white as the light. Matthew describing the Transfiguration said that the face of Jesus shone like the sun. Luke makes a note that while Jesus was praying "the appearance of his face was altered" (Luke 9:29). This is no doubt a description of the glory that belongs to Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit could be visibly seen shining through the body of Jesus. Even Peter mentions this later in his life when he said we were eyewitnesses of his Majesty.

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Jesus Garments Became White As Light

Matthew 17:2 - He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his garments became as white as the light. While describing the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ Matthew said that his "garments became as white as the light." The glory of God was shining through Jesus Christ so that his clothing was so bright that it could only be described as light or as a flash of lightning (Luke 9:29). In the gospel of Mark he said that his clothing was glistening, exceedingly white, like snow, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them (Mark 9:3). They saw the glory of Jesus Christ that will be revealed when he returns to this earth.

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The Shekinah Glory

Exodus 40:34-35 - Then the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and The LORDs glory filled the tabernacle. Moses was not able to enter into the Tent of Meeting, because the cloud stayed on it, and The glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. This is the same Shekinah glory that appeared in the tabernacle above the mercy seat and between the cherubim. It is certain that this is what Stephen saw when he was being stoned (Acts 7:55-56), and what Paul the apostle saw when he (Saul of Tarsus) was on the road that led to Damascus and saw the glory of Jesus Christ and fell from his horse blinded (Acts 9), and what John the disciple saw on the Isle of Patmos (Revelation 1:16).This same Jesus will be manifested in great glory when he returns again to the earth to set up his kingdom (Matthew 24:30). It is interesting that in the prayer of Jesus he was praying to the father and mentioned the glory I had with you before the world began (John 17:5). It is a true statement that the glory of Christ was veiled in flesh, and just as the Ark of the Covenant in all of its glory was covered with an unbecoming badger skin (Num 4:5), so the glory of Christ was covered with the outward appearance of an average Jewish man. John 1:14 - The Word became flesh, and lived among us. We saw his glory, such glory as of the one and only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth.

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Moses and Elijah at the Transfiguration

Luke 9:30-31 - And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias: Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem. When the 3 disciples were fully awake they were terrified by the dazzling brightness of the glory of God shining through Christ, and suddenly they saw Moses and Elijah appearing in glory and speaking with Jesus about his upcoming decease in Jerusalem. Moses and Elijah were the representatives of the Law and the Prophets. In the Jewish culture the Law and the Prophets meant the sum total of Gods Scriptures from beginning to end. In other words Moses and Elijah were witnesses to the glory of Christ, and what was about to happen soon in Jerusalem that would change the world. Everything was in fulfillment of the promises given in the Scriptures. Jesus was preparing his disciples to continue his work after he dies and is raised from the dead, and seeing these two witnesses testifying to who Jesus was and what Jesus was about to accomplish in Jerusalem would strengthen them when they see him die, and also strengthen them for their great mission of spreading the good news to the world. Note: The word decease or departure is Greek from the Hebrew Exodus and is reminiscent of the Exodus in Egypt when Moses instructed the Hebrews to slay the unblemished Lamb and strike or sprinkle the blood on their lintel and doorposts of their homes and death would Pass Over them. They were to do it in haste for they were departing that night from the land of Egypt and the glory cloud would lead the way to the promised land. The Passover Lamb was a type of Jesus who was slain for the sins of the world, and anyone who applies HIS blood will escape the real death, the second death, eternal death, which will pass over them, the real Exodus. The promised land is a type of heaven which the Bible calls The New Jerusalem when God will create a new heaven and a new earth where righteousness will dwell for eternity.

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A Bright Cloud Overshadowed Them

Matthew 17:5-7 - While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. The cloud that overshadowed them was the glory of God, the same cloud that smote the Egyptians, that led the children of Israel through the Red Sea, that defeated the chariots of Pharaoh, that appeared above the Tabernacle, and in the Holy of Holies. The same cloud which led Israel into the promised land. When Moses was on the Holy Mountain there was a thick cloud and Moses entered into the cloud and heard the voice of God (Ex 19:9). This bright cloud that overshadowed the disciples was terrifying to them for when they saw it and heard the voice that came out of the cloud they fell on their faces and were shaking in horror.

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The Voice of God Spoke

The voice of God said, This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased, hear ye him. Just like Moses and Elijah representing the body of the Scriptures were witnesses to the glory and work of Jesus, so the Father is testifying to the person and message of Jesus Christ. Its interesting that the words that God spoke from the cloud This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased were clearly reinforcing the words spoken by God in the Old Testament about His Servant, the Messiah: Isaiah 42:1 - Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth. When God spoke he also said Hear ye him which was also reinforcing the Old Testament in the word spoken by God to Moses in a prophecy about the Messiah in Deuteronomy 18:18-20: Deuteronomy 18:18-19 - I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.

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Transfiguration Scripture in Mark

Mark 9:2 - And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.

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Transfiguration Scripture in Matthew

Matthew 17:2 - And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.

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Nazarene

Matthew 2:23 - and came and lived in a city called Nazareth; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophets: "He will be called a Nazarene."

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Our Passover

1 Corinthians 5:7 - Purge out the old yeast, that you may be a new lump, even as you are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, has been sacrificed in our place.

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Heir of all Things

Hebrews 1:2 - has at the end of these days spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the worlds.

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High Priest - Great High Priest

Hebrews 5:10 - named by God a high priest after the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 4:14 - Having then a great high priest, who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold tightly to our confession.

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Holy One of God - He Who is Holy

Luke 4:34 - saying, "Ah! what have we to do with you, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know you who you are: the Holy One of God!" Revelation 3:7 - "To the angel of the assembly in Philadelphia write: "He who is holy, he who is true, he who has the key of David, he who opens and no one can shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says these things:

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Holy and Righteous One

Acts 3:14 - But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you,

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I Am

John 8:24 - I said therefore to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I AM, you will die in your sins." John 8:58 - Jesus said to them, "Most certainly, I tell you, before Abraham came into existence, I AM."

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Horn of Salvation

Luke 1:69 - and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David

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Image Of God - Image of the Invisible God

2 Corinthians 4:4 - in whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the Good News of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn on them. Colossians 1:15 - who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.

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Jesus

Matthew 1:21 - She shall give birth to a son. You shall call his name Jesus, for it is he who shall save his people from their sins." 1 Thessalonians 1:10 - and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead-Jesus, who delivers us from the wrath to come.

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Righteous One

Acts 3:14 - But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, Acts 7:52 - Which of the prophets didnt your fathers persecute? They killed those who foretold the coming of the Righteous One, of whom you have now become betrayers and murderers. Acts 22:14 - He said, "The God of our fathers has appointed you to know his will, and to see the Righteous One, and to hear a voice from his mouth.

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King of Israel

John 1:49 - Nathanael answered him, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are King of Israel!"

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King of the Jews

Matthew 2:2 - "Where is he who is born King of the Jews? For we saw his star in the east, and have come to worship him."

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King of the Jews

Matthew 2:2 - "Where is he who is born King of the Jews? For we saw his star in the east, and have come to worship him."

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King of Kings

1 Timothy 6:15 - which in its own times he will show, who is the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Revelation 17:14 - These will war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings, and those who are with him are called chosen and faithful." Revelation 19:16 - He has on his garment and on his thigh a name written, "KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."

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King of Kings

1 Timothy 6:15 - which in its own times he will show, who is the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Revelation 17:14 - These will war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings, and those who are with him are called chosen and faithful." Revelation 19:16 - He has on his garment and on his thigh a name written, "KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."

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Lamb of God

John 1:29 - The next day, he saw Jesus coming to him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! John 1:36 - and he looked at Jesus as he walked, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God!"

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Author of Salvation

Hebrews 2:10 - For it became him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many children to glory, to make the author of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

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Christ Jesus

1 Timothy 2:5 - For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

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Lord and God

Revelation 4:11 - "Worthy are you, our Lord and God, the Holy One, to receive the glory, the honor, and the power, for you created all things, and because of your desire they existed, and were created!"

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The Holy One

Revelation 4:11 - "Worthy are you, our Lord and God, the Holy One, to receive the glory, the honor, and the power, for you created all things, and because of your desire they existed, and were created!"

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King of the Nations

Revelation 15:3 - They sang the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, "Great and marvelous are your works, Lord God, the Almighty! Righteous and true are your ways, you King of the nations.

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Light of the World

John 8:12 - Again, therefore, Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life." John 9:5 - While I am in the world, I am the light of the world."

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True Light - The Light

John 1:9 - The true light that enlightens everyone was coming into the world. John 12:35 - Jesus therefore said to them, "Yet a little while the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, that darkness doesnt overtake you. He who walks in the darkness doesnt know where he is going.

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Lion of the Tribe of Juda

Revelation 5:5 - One of the elders said to me, "Dont weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome; he who opens the book and its seven seals."

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Living Stone

1 Peter 2:4 - coming to him, a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God, precious.

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The Lord - Name of the Lord

Matthew 3:3 - For this is he who was spoken of by Isaiah the prophet, saying, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness, make ready the way of the Lord. Make his paths straight." Mark 11:9 - Those who went in front, and those who followed, cried out, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!

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Lord from Heaven

1 Corinthians 15:47 - The first man is of the earth, made of dust. The second man is the Lord from heaven.

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Lord God the Almighty

Revelation 15:3 - They sang the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, "Great and marvelous are your works, Lord God, the Almighty! Righteous and true are your ways, you King of the nations.

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Lord of All

Acts 10:36 - The word which he sent to the children of Israel, preaching good news of peace by Jesus Christ - he is Lord of all-

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Lord of Glory

1 Corinthians 2:8 - which none of the rulers of this world has known. For had they known it, they wouldnt have crucified the Lord of glory.

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Lord of Lords

1 Timothy 6:15 - which in its own times he will show, who is the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Revelation 17:14 - These will war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings, and those who are with him are called chosen and faithful." Revelation 19:16 - He has on his garment and on his thigh a name written, "KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."

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The Man

1 Timothy 2:5 - For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

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Second Man

1 Corinthians 15:47 - The first man is of the earth, made of dust. The second man is the Lord from heaven.

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Mediator

1 Timothy 2:5 - For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, Hebrew 12:24 - to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better than that of Abel.

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Messiah

John 1:41 - He first found his own brother, Simon, and said to him, "We have found the Messiah!" (which is, being interpreted, Christ).

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Mighty God (OT) - Mighty One of Jacob (OT)

Isaiah 9:6 - For to us a child is born. To us a son is given; and the government will be on his shoulders. His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 60:16 - You will also drink the milk of the nations, and will nurse from royal breasts. Then you will know that I, The LORD, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.

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The Testimony Of John At Bethany 25 A.D.

John the Baptist denied claims that he was the Messiah or Elijah. The next day he baptized Jesus and told the people that Jesus was the Lamb Of God, the Chosen One.

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The First Disciples Of Jesus

The disciples of John the Baptist started following Jesus. Jesus left for Galilee with Andrew, Peter, Philip and Nathanael.

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Turning Water To Wine In Cana

Jesus and his disciples went to a wedding in Cana. When the hosts ran out of wine, Jesus turned water into wine so the celebration could continue.

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The Last Adam - The Second Man

1 Corinthians 15:45 - So also it is written, "The first man, Adam, became a living soul." The Last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 1 Corinthians 15:47 - The first man is of the earth, made of dust. The second man is the Lord from heaven.

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Alpha and the Omega

Revelation 1:8 - "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 22:13 - I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

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Amen

Revelation 3:14 - "To the angel of the assembly in Laodicea write: "The Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of Gods creation, says these things...

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Anointed One (OT)

Daniel 9:26 - After the sixty-two weeks the Anointed One will be cut off, and will have nothing.

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Author and Perfecter of Faith

Hebrews 12:2 - looking to Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising its shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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Author of Eternal Salvation

Hebrews 5:9 - Having been made perfect, he became to all of those who obey him the author of eternal salvation,

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Beginning of Gods Creation

Revelation 3:14 - "To the angel of the assembly in Laodicea write: "The Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of Gods creation, says these things:

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Blessed and Only Ruler

1 Timothy 6:15 - which in its own times he will show, who is the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

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Branch (OT) - The Branch (OT)

Zechariah 3:8 - Hear now, Joshua the high priest, you and your fellows who sit before you; for they are men who are a sign: for, behold, I will bring out my servant, the Branch. Zechariah 6:12 - and speak to him, saying, "The LORD of Armies says, "Behold, the man whose name is the Branch: and he shall grow up out of his place; and he shall build The LORDs temple;

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Bread of God

John 6:33 - For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world."

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Bread of Life

John 6:35 - Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will not be hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty."

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Holy Servant

Acts 4:27 - "For truly, in this city against your holy servant, Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together

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Shoot (OT)

Isaiah 11:1 - A shoot will come out of the stock of Jesse, and a branch out of his roots will bear fruit.

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Christ

John 6:69 - We have come to believe and know that you are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

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Chief Cornerstone - Precious Cornerstone (OT)

Ephesians 2:20 - being built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief cornerstone; Isaiah 28:16 - Therefore thus says the Lord God, "Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone of a sure foundation. He who believes shall not act hastily.

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Counselor

1 John 2:1 - My little children, I write these things to you so that you may not sin. If anyone sins, we have a Counselor with the Father, Jesus Christ, the righteous.

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Counselor (OT)

Isaiah 9:6 - For to us a child is born. To us a son is given; and the government will be on his shoulders. His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

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David (OT) - My Servant David (OT) - David their King (OT)

Jeremiah 30:9 - but they will serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up to them. Ezekiel 34:23 - I will set up one shepherd over them, and he will feed them, even my servant David. He will feed them, and he will be their shepherd. Hosea 3:5 - Afterward the children of Israel shall return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king, and shall come with trembling to the LORD and to his blessings in the last days.

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Son of David

Matthew 9:27 - As Jesus passed by from there, two blind men followed him, calling out and saying, "Have mercy on us, son of David!" Matthew 21:9 - The multitudes who went in front of him, and those who followed, kept shouting, "Hosanna to the son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!"

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Dawn from on High

Luke 1:78 - because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the dawn from on high will visit us,

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Morning Star

2 Peter 1:19 - We have the more sure word of prophecy; and you do well that you heed it, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns, and the morning star arises in your hearts:

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Deliverer

Romans 11:26 - and so all Israel will be saved. Even as it is written, "There will come out of Zion the Deliverer, and he will turn away ungodliness from Jacob.

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Precious of all Nations (OT)

Haggai 2:7 - and I will shake all nations. The precious of all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory, says the LORD of Hosts.

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Immanuel

Matthew 1:23 - "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall give birth to a son. They shall call his name Immanuel"; which is, being interpreted, "God with us." Isaiah 7:14 - Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin will conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

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Everlasting Father

Isaiah 9:6 - For to us a child is born. To us a son is given; and the government will be on his shoulders. His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

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Faithful Witness - Faithful and True Witness

Revelation 1:5 - and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us, and washed us from our sins by his blood; Revelation 3:14 - "To the angel of the assembly in Laodicea write: "The Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of Gods creation, says these things:

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Man Who is Close to Me (OT)

Zechariah 13:7 - "Awake, sword, against my shepherd, and against the man who is close to me," says the LORD of Hosts. "Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered; and I will turn my hand against the little ones.

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First and the Last

Revelation 1:17 - When I saw him, I fell at his feet like a dead man. He laid his right hand on me, saying, "Dont be afraid. I am the first and the last,

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Firstborn - Firstborn of the Dead

Hebrews 1:6 - When he again brings in the firstborn into the world he says, "Let all the angels of God worship him." Revelation 1:5 - and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us, and washed us from our sins by his blood;

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God - True God

John 20:28 - Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!" Romans 9:5 - of whom are the fathers, and from whom is Christ as concerning the flesh, who is over all, God, blessed forever. Amen. 1 John 5:20 - We know that the Son of God has come, and has given us an understanding, that we know him who is true, and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

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Governor

Matthew 2:6 - "You Bethlehem, land of Judah, are in no way least among the princes of Judah: for out of you shall come a governor, who shall shepherd my people, Israel."

Link: https://bible-history.com/new-testament/...

Head Over all Things

Ephesians 1:22 - He put all things in subjection under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things for the assembly,

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Timeline Of The Life And Ministry Of Jesus

A chronological list of all the locations that Jesus visited during his lifetime.

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John The Baptist Is Born In Jerusalem In 7 B.C.

The angel Gabriel announces the birth of John to Zechariah. (All dates are approximate)

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Gabriel Announces The Birth Of Jesus To Mary In July 6 B.C.

During the pregnancy of John the Baptist, Gabriel visited Mary and told her that she would give birth to Jesus and that his kingdom would never end. (All dates are approximate)

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Gabriel Announces The Birth Of Jesus To Mary In Nazareth 6 B.C.

During the pregnancy of John the Baptist, Gabriel visited Mary and told her that she would give birth to Jesus and that his kingdom would never end. (All dates are approximate)

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Mary Visits Elizabeth in Nazareth July 6 B.C.

Mary goes to see Elizabeth after the angel Gabriel told her of her pregnancy.

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Mary Visits Elizabeth in Nazareth July 6 B.C.

Mary goes to see Elizabeth after hearing of her pregnancy from the angel Gabriel. (All dates are approximate)

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Mary Visits Elizabeth in Nazareth July 6 B.C.

Mary goes to see Elizabeth after hearing of her pregnancy from the angel Gabriel. (All dates are approximate)

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An Angel Comes To Joseph In A Dream

Joseph was going to divorce Mary quietly, but an angel of the Lord came to him in a dream and told him not to be afraid. (Approximately July, 6 B.C.)

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The Decree Of Augustus Caesar And Birth Of Christ In Bethlehem 5 B.C.

Augustus Caesar issued a decree that a census should be taken. Joseph took his family to Bethlehem because he belonged to the house of David. (All dates are approximate)

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Shepherds - The First Visitors Of Jesus

An angel appeared to shepherds in the fields and told them of the birth of the Messiah. They went to Bethlehem to see the baby wrapped in cloths just as the angel said.

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The Second Visitors - Magi

After the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, Magi traveled from the east following a star. When they reached the house of Mary and Joseph they gave treasures to Jesus and worshiped him. (Approximately 5 B.C.)

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Jesus Is Circumcised And Presented In The Temple 5 B.C.

Jesus was circumcised on the eighth day. Joseph and Mary took Jesus to Jerusalem to be presented to the Lord. (All dates are approximate)

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Out Of Egypt I Called My Son Fulfilled

An angel appeared to Joseph in a dream telling him to escape to Egypt because Herod wanted to find and kill Jesus.

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Herod The Great Dies March 4 B.C.

Joseph was told that Herod died and he was to return to Israel. They traveled to Nazareth and fulfilled the prophecy that "he would be called a Nazarene."

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The Boy Jesus At The Temple April 8 A.D.

When Jesus was twelve years old he and his family traveled to Jerusalem for the Festival of Passover. Jesus stayed behind after the festival without their knowledge to hear the teachers. (All dates are approximate)

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The Temptation Of Jesus In The Wilderness

Jesus is tempted by the devil in the wilderness. (Approximately 25 A.D.)

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Messianic Prophecy in the Bible

Audio by Shahar. Introduction. What is the Messiah. The Torah. The Image of God. Abraham - The First Hebrew. The Jewish Messiah. Messiah Jew and Gentiles. The Seed of the Woman - Genesis 3:14-15. The Seed of Abraham - Genesis 22:17-18. The Tribe of Judah - Genesis 49:10. The Star of Jacob - Numbers 24:17. The Seed of David - Psalm 132:10-11. A Prophet Like Moses - Deuteronomy 18:15-19. The Son of God - Psalm 2:7-8 and Proverbs 30:4. Resurrected from the Dead - Psalm 16:10. Betrayed by a Friend - Psalm 49:10. Ascend Into Heaven Psalm 68:18. A Priest Like Melchizedek - Ps 110:4. Seated at the Right Hand of God - Psalm 110:1. The Rejected Stone Became the Chief Cornerstone - Psalm 118:22-23 and Isaiah 28:16. Born of a Virgin - Isaiah 7:14. To Minister in Galilee - Isaiah 9:1-2. Will Be Meek and Humble - Isaiah 42:1-3 and Isaiah 53:7. Will Save the Gentiles - Isaiah 11:10 and Isaiah 42:1 and Isaiah 49:6 and Isaiah 49:7. Will be Beaten - Isaiah 50:6. Will Establish a New Covenant - Jeremiah 31:31-33. Will Have Two Missions - Isaiah 61:1-2 Part One and Part Two. Will Perform Miracles - Isaiah 35:5-6. Will Be Jehovah God - Isaiah 9:5-6. Born in Bethlehem - Micah 5:1-2. Will Enter the Temple with Authority - Malachi 3:1. Will Enter Jerusalem on a Donkey - Zechariah 9:9. Will Be Pierced - Psalm 22 and Zechariah 12:10 and Isaiah 53:5. Forsaken by His Own Disciples - Zechariah 13:7. Victory Over Death - Isaiah 25:8. The Exact Day of His Death Foretold - Daniel 9:25-26. [Bible History Online]

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Resurrection of the Dead from Catholic Apologetics

"By 'resurrection' Christians do not mean only the return to life in the body of a dead human being; it means taking on a completely new existence. We believe that the souls of all those who have died will be reunited to their bodies; but those bodies will have different characteristics. We Catholic Christians profess this belief often when we pray the Apostles Creed: I believe in ... the resurrection of the body. In the Nicene Creed, we profess: We look for the resurrection of the dead. "

Link: http://www.catholicapologetics.org/ap090...

Jesus Reading Isaiah Scroll

Jesus was reading from a scroll of the prophet Isaiah, when He spoke the incredible words, "today this Scripture is fulfilled."

Link: https://bible-history.com/sketches/jesus...

Jesus Before Annas and Caiaphas by Alfred Edersheim

IT was not a long way that they led the bound Christ. Probably through the same gate by which He had gone forth with His disciples after the Paschal Supper, up to where, on the slope between the Upper City and the Tyropoeon, stood the well-known Palace of Annas. There were no idle saunterers in the streets of Jerusalem at that late hour, and the tramp of the Roman guard must have been too often heard to startle sleepers, or to lead to the inquiry why that glare of lamps and torches. and Who was the Prisoner, guarded on that holy night by both Roman soldiers and servants of the High-Priest. If every incident in that night were not of such supreme interest, we might dismiss the question as almost idle, why they brought Jesus to the house of Annas, since he was not at that time the actual High-Priest. That office now devolved on Caiaphas, his son-in-law, who, as the Evangelist significantly reminds us, [a St. John xviii. 14.] had been the first to enunciate in plain words what seemed to him the political necessity for the judicial murder of Christ. [b xi. 50.] There had been no pretence on his part of religious motives or zeal for God; he had cynically put it in a way to override the scruples of those old Sanhedrists by raising their fears. What was the use of discussing about forms of Law or about that Man? it must in any case be done; even the friends of Jesus in the Council, as well as the punctilious observers of Law, must regard His Death as the less of two evils. He spoke as the bold, unscrupulous, determined man that he was; Sadducee in heart rather than by conviction; a worthy son-in-law of Annas.

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Matthew the Tax Collector

Levi was a custom-house official. The Talmud distinguishes between the tax collector and the custom house official. The Gabbai collected the regular real estate and income taxes and the poll tax; the Mockhes, the duty on imports, exports, toll on roads, bridges, the harbor, the town tax, and a great multiplicity of other variable taxes on an unlimited variety of things, admitting of much abuse and graft. The very word Mockhes was associated with the idea -of oppression and injustice. The taxes in Judea were levied by publicans, who were Jews, and therefore hated the more as direct officials of the heathen Roman power. Levi occupied the detestable position of a publican of the worst type --a little Mockhes, who himself stood in the Roman custom-house on the highway connecting Damascus and Ptolemais, and by the sea where all boats plied between the domains of Antipas and Philip. The name "publican," which applied to these officials, is derived from the :Latin word publicanus a man who did public duty. The Jews detested these publicans not only on account of their frequent abuses and tyrannical spirit, but because the very taxes they were forced to collect by the Roman government were a badge of servitude and a constant reminder that God had forsaken His people and land in spite of the Messianic hope, founded on many promises of the ancient prophets. The publicans were classed by the people with harlots, usurers, gamblers, thieves, and dishonest herdsmen, who lived hard, lawless lives. They were just "licensed robbers" and "beasts in human shape."

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The City with the Tomb of David

Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original.

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The Model with the Temple and the City

Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original.

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Aerial Photo of the Model with the Temple and the City

Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original.

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The Psephinus Tower

NW corner of the third wall. The Psephinus Tower stood 115 feet high according to Josephus and from the top one could see both the Mediterranean Sea and the Mountains of Arabia. [Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original].

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The Markets and Storehouses

Located within the second wall. can also see the dwelling quarters of the merchants. [Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original].

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The Hill of Calvary

Located outside the second wall. The actual site of the Cross is still under discussion. [Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original].

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The 3 Towers Built by Herod

Built to protect his palace were Herod's 3 towers.

1. Phasael Tower (the largest, named after his brother stood 145 feet high).
2. Hippicus Tower (named after a friend, and was 132 feet high)
3. Mariamme Tower (named after his beloved wife whom he had murdered. Josephus said "the king considering it appropriate that the tower named after a woman should surpass in decoration those called after men." It stood 74 feet high)

[Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original].

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The Upper Agora in the Upper City

The area east of the Palace was known as the Upper City, this is where the wealthy Jews lived. In front of the Palace was the Upper Agora (Market Square or Forum). [Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original].

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The Upper Agora in the Upper City

The area east of the Palace was known as the Upper City, this is where the wealthy Jews lived. [Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original].

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Herod's Palace

The Palace consisted of 2 main buildings, each with its banquet halls, baths, and accomodation for hundreds of guests. It was surrounded with groves of trees, canals, and ponds studded with bronze fountains. [Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original].

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Hippicus Tower

Named after a friend, and was 132 feet high. [Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original].

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Mariamme Tower

Named after his beloved wife whom he had murdered. Josephus said "the king considering it appropriate that the tower named after a woman should surpass in decoration those called after men." It stood 74 feet high. [Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original].

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The Royal Palace of the Hasmoneans

Located on the Western side of the Upper City. It contained a roof called the Xystus with where the people in the large square below could be addressed. It had large courts, living quarters, baths, and a service court. [Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original].

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The Palace of the High Priest Caiphas

This is where informal meetings of a small Sanhedrin were held. Peter denied Jesus in one of these courts. [Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original].

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The Tomb of David

Behind the Palace of Caiphus stood the Tomb of David which is a monument that marks the spot where David's tomb was located. The real spot for the tomb is on the SE hill in David's city. [Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original].

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The Lower City for the Poor

On the SE hill was the Lower City, the ancient city of Jerusalem's core and on its slopes were the crowded houses of the poor. [Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original].

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The Lower City

On the SE hill was the Lower City, the ancient city of Jerusalem's core and on its slopes were the crowded houses of the poor. [Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original].

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Robinson's Arch

You may notice an area with a reddish rectangle box around it. That is the area known today as the Western "Wailing" Wall. It gives an idea of how large this wall actually was. [Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original].

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Western "Wailing" Wall

You may notice an area with a reddish rectangle box around it. That is the area known today as the Western "Wailing" Wall. It gives an idea of how large this wall actually was. Also in the background is Wilson's Arch which connected the Upper and Lower Cities. [Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original].

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Western "Wailing" Wall

You may notice an area with a reddish rectangle box around it. That is the area known today as the Western "Wailing" Wall. It gives an idea of how large this wall actually was. Also in the background is Wilson's Arch which connected the Upper and Lower Cities. [Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original].

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The Hipprodrome

South near the Synagogue of the Freedmen was the Hippodrome, built by Herod like a Roman Circus, for chariot races. [Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original].

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The Temple

Here is where the sacrifices were made. Its Facade was 165 feet high and wide and was built of 3 kinds of marble, with a foundation of blue stones. Josephus described the Temple as resembling "a snowy mountain glittering in the sun." [Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original].

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The Temple (Herod's)

Here is where the sacrifices were made. [Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original].

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Huldah Gates of the Temple Mount

In the wall were the gates of the prophetess Huldah. The wall measured 211 feet. The Ophel corner was so high that from its top "an Arab with a spear looked like a flax worm." [Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original].

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The Porticoes Surrounding the Temple Mount

The Outer Court was surrounded by colonnade porches. [Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original].

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Antonia Fortress

On the NW corner of the Temple Mount was the Fortress of Antonia. Named after Marc Antony it stood 115 feet high. This headquarters for the Roman soldiers overlooked the Temple and the city. [Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original].

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Pool of Bethesda

The Pool of the Sheepmarket was just below the Fortress of Antonia. [Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original].

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Monument of King Alexander Jannaeus

(103-76 BCE). Near the Pool of the Sheepmarket. [Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original].

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Women's Gate and Towers

Northern Side of the Third Wall. [Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original].

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Herod's Theatre

[Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original].

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Herod the Great, and His Death

A brief study about the life and death of Herod the Great. For 40 years, Jewish history was dominated by HEROD THE GREAT. Rome needed a shrewd and capable agent in Israel, and in Herod the Great they felt they had found such a man. [Bible History Online Study]

Link: https://bible-history.com/resource/the-b...

Blood Atonement

from From Bible History Online A study about the blood covenant by Rusty Russell

Link: https://bible-history.com/resource/blood...

Evidence of the Resurrection by Josh McDowell

After more than 700 hours of studying this subject, I have come to the conclusion that the resurrection of Jesus Christ is either one of the most wicked, vicious, heartless hoaxes ever foisted on the minds of human beings--or it is the most remarkable fact of history. Here are some of the facts relevant to the resurrection: Jesus of Nazareth, a Jewish prophet who claimed to be the Christ prophesied in the Jewish Scriptures, was arrested, was judged a political criminal, and was crucified. Three days after His death and burial, some women who went to His tomb found the body gone. In subsequent weeks, His disciples claimed that God had raised Him from the dead and that He appeared to them various times before ascending into heaven. From that foundation, Christianity spread throughout the Roman Empire and has continued to exert great influence down through the centuries.

Link: http://www.leaderu.com/everystudent/east...

Archaeological Tour in the steps of Jesus

Text and Images [Archaeology] [Bible History]

Link: http://www.historian.net/Step1.html...

History and the Life of Jesus

By Jack Kilmon, Text and Images [Jesus] [Bible History]

Link: https://coursebible.com/new-testament/hi...

Discussion of the Septuagint

Some questions asked to Glenn Miller [Old Testament Studies] [Answers & Evidence] [Bible History]

Link: https://coursebible.com/...

Was Jesus dishonest?

Was Jesus really fraudulent, dishonest, sacrilegious, and conspiratorial [Answers]] [Church History] [Bible History]

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Messianic Expectations in 1st Century Judaism

Documentation from Non-Christian Sources [Answers] [Jesus]

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The Everlasting Man

by G.K. Chesterton [Evolution] [Jesus] [Apologetics Sites]

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THE RESURRECTION

by Dr. W. euGene Scott (Ph.D., Stanford University) [Jesus]

Link: https://coursebible.com/...

The Garden Tomb

Whether or not this is the actual location that Jesus was buried, the peaceful setting provides an opportunity for you to contemplate the events surrounding Jesus` death, burial and resurrection. Then you can enter inside the garden tomb, and imagine what Jesus went through and how He came back to life. Our special camera allows you to do this here. [Images] [Bible History]

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The Garden Tomb

Whether or not this is the actual location that Jesus was buried, the peaceful setting provides an opportunity for you to contemplate the events surrounding Jesus` death, burial and resurrection. Then you can enter inside the garden tomb, and imagine what Jesus went through and how He came back to life. Our special camera allows you to do this here. [Images] [Bible History]

Link: https://coursebible.com/...

Proving the Historic Jesus

Nice essay by Harry V. Martin. Including historical records, Jewish writing, and findings. Note: Unfortunately he concludes his message by discrediting the New Testament's reliability [Historical Evidence] [Jesus in History]

Link: https://coursebible.com/...

The Death of Christ

Warren Doud. Heresy: Judaistic, Gnosticism, Syncretism. Apostasy. [Studies] [Jesus]

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Jesus in History

Until this section is finished being indexed into the main database you can click here to see a list of links including the Bible History Online general resources on this subject, although many of these links are outdated. [Jesus in History]

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Extra-Biblical Historical Evidence of Jesus

ANCIENT NON-CHRISTIAN SOURCES. GNOSTICS SOURCES. LOST WORKS QUOTED IN OTHER SOURCES. ANCIENT CHRISTIAN SOURCES (extra-biblical). Accurate Quotes. Church of Christ [Historical Evidence] [Jesus in History]

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The Fulfillment Of Prophecy

"The fulfillment of the prophecies of the Bible is a vast subject. In fact, the Messianic prophecies alone have provided enough material for the publication of many books. Other books have been written solely about the Old Testament prophecies concerning certain cities or about certain world empires, while still others consider the fulfillment of Biblical prophecies in the twentieth century. Some authors have identified more than 300 Old Testament passages that are cited by the New Testament as having been fulfilled by Jesus Christ."

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Christ's Use Of The Bible

"Jesus Christ assumed the absolute authority of the Old Testament as God's Word. When he quoted from it to establish anything, he considered the case closed, and that was the end of the matter."

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The Claims Of Christ

According to the New Testament accounts, Jesus, during His ministry, often predicted that He would be raised from the dead, He claimed to have authority to forgive sins, to be Teacher and Lord, to be the Messiah prophesied in the Old Testament, to be equal with God, etc.

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The Divinity Of Christ

Jesus is not the only one who attests to His divinity. All of the Scriptures attest to it. In fact, the Hebrew prophets expected the Messiah to be God, and that He would walk on the earth as a man. He received worship, and said "if you do not believe that "I AM" you will die in your sins."

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Problems With The Denial Of Christ's Claims

"If Christ's claims were false, then he could not have been a good man, since he thought of Himself as God. It is interesting that, throughout all of history, Jesus has been considered a model of humility. Yet, if He was not whom He claimed to be, then He was the very opposite of humble."

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THE VERIFIABILITY OF HISTORY

THE VERIFIABILITY OF HISTORY: EVERY EVENT HAS COLLATERAL CIRCUMSTANCES AND CONSEQUENCES. "The life of Christ made an indelible imprint on all of humanity, yet that this should have happened at all is in itself a miracle. "That this man of poor and uncultivated stock should remake the basis of philosophy and open out to the world of the future an unknown territory of thought; that this simple son of a declining people, born in an obscure district in a small Roman province, this nameless Jew like all those others despised by the Procurators of Caesar, should speak with a voice that was to sound above those of the Emperors themselves, these are the most surprising facts of history."3 In our own day and age we live with these consequences of the life of Christ. Whether we like it or not, he made an indelible mark upon all of humanity. If we deny his existence, not only do we do violence to the fabric of history, but we deny what is presently the case."

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The Intertestamental Period

Atlantic Baptist University, Barry D. Smith

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Rulers of Palestine and Egypt in the Intertestamental Period

A chart and brief history the Seleucids, Ptolemies, and Maccabeans and their rule over Israel and Egypt during the Intertestamental era (312 BC - 4 BC).

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Light on the New Testament Gospels

In What Ways Does a Knowledge of Intertestamental History and Literature Shed Light on the New Testament Gospels, which a Knowledge of the Old Testament Books Alone Could Not? © Spotlight Ministries www.spotlightministries.org.uk

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Intertestamental Period

The 400 year span known as the "Intertestament Period" must be studied and understood. Once this is done, it will be seen how sensible the New Testament teaching really is and how dependent it is upon that of the Old Testament. Associates for Scriptural Knowledge

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Audio Bible on 62 CD-Rom's

Both the Old and New Testaments on 62 CD-Rom's beautifully packaged in 4 albums. By purchasing both the Old and New Testaments at the same time, you can save over $30.00 + Free Shipping.

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Audio Bible on One CD-Rom

This is Scourby's newest addition and it's a one of a kind product (Free Shipping); there is nothing like it in the world. It contains the complete narration by Alexander Scourby, as well as the complete text. It has a full search engine and a 13,000 word Greek and Hebrew Lexicon. It also has an electronic bookmark to make Bible reading easy and fun.

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Audio Bible on 62 CD-Rom's

Both the Old and New Testaments on 62 CD-Rom's beautifully packaged in 4 albums. By purchasing both the Old and New Testaments at the same time, you can save over $30.00 + Free Shipping.

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Audio Bible on One CD-Rom

This is Scourby's newest addition and it's a one of a kind product (Free Shipping); there is nothing like it in the world. It contains the complete narration by Alexander Scourby, as well as the complete text. It has a full search engine and a 13,000 word Greek and Hebrew Lexicon. It also has an electronic bookmark to make Bible reading easy and fun.

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The Gospel Series - Studying the life of Jesus

This series is designed to study the life of Jesus from the four Gospels in the Bible using a harmony of the Gospels to get a complete account of the life of Jesus.

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The Skeptic Series - Who is Jesus Christ?

Opening Arguments
Errors in the Bible
The Virgin Birth and the genealogies of Jesus
The Preservation of the Bible
Did Jesus claim to be God?
Did Jesus die on the cross?
The Resurrection
Closing Arguments
The Verdict

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Matthew Henry: Concise Commentary On The Whole Bible

Brought to you by Calvary Chapel Library. Nicely laid out for easy online viewing.

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Rome - Early History of Rome

Historical origins and myths. Bible History Online.

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Rome - The Punic Wars

Conflict over the trade routes of the western Mediterranean. Carthage was a great power in the west ruling the northern coast of Africa, parts of Spain, Sicily, Sardinia. Rome was the rising power in Italy waiting to test its strength. Bible History Online.

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Rome - Republican Government

Statesman of the Republic of Rome. Bible History Online.

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Rome - The Religion of Rome

After the death of Augustus Caesar in 14 AD., a new idea was added to the state religion, a belief that the ruler was divine and a descendant of the gods. Soon every emperor was worshipped as a god during his life and at death temples were erected for him. Many Romans also worshipped Isis (an Egyptian goddess) and Mithra (a Persian god) for more exciting rituals, personal religion and promises of afterlife. Bible History Online.

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Rome - The Poor Working Class

By the middle of the 1st Cent. AD., most upper class Romans forsook manual labor. They considered it beneath their dignity to work. As a result, the work was performed by slaves or a large class of poor citizens. Their were very skilled craftsmen, worked long hard hours and few became rich. Bible History Online.

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Rome - Domestic Life

The family was a strong social unit in Roman civilization. In early centuries, the head of the family (paterfamilias) exercised total control over the whole family. Children were taught to respect the gods, their country, and their parents, in that order. By Julius Caesar's time, Roman women could own property and even influence politics. Girls and boys were educated, and some women received a higher education. Bible History Online.

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Rome - The Roman Forum

In early times the "forum" (place outside the door) was just a marsh, where many roads met. Here people could meet outside of town and exchange goods. As Rome grew the forum remained a meeting place and market place. Forum Romanum. Bible History Online.

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Rome - The Roman Army

'The Legion' and Legionary Tactics, The Praetorian Guard. Bible History Online.

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Rome - JULIUS CAESAR

Julius Caesar, after defeating the Gaul's and eliminating his political enemies, returned to Rome where he received the greatest triumphal celebration any Roman general had ever known. He received almost every power than an obedient Senate could confer on him. Because he arrogantly took up the powers of dictator, some of his close friends, including Brutus, joined in a plot to assassinate him in 44 BC, on the Ides of March, the 15th. Bible History Online.

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Rome - AUGUSTUS (27 BC-14 AD)

Civil war broke out after Julius Caesar's assassination. Two of the assassins, Brutus and Cassius, led one side. Octavian, Caesar's adopted 18-year-old son, and Mark Antony, one of Caesar's lieutenants, opposed their bid for power. In 2 quick battles, the assassins were crushed. The victory catapulted young Octavian"" or Augustus, as he was later called"" into the political limelight. Besides the power of his father's name, Octavian seems to have been rather striking in appearance. Bible History Online.

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Rome - Architecture

The Romans were probably the greatest architects of the ancient world. Concrete, Civil engineering, The Pantheon, Aqueducts, The Colosseum and Gladiators. Bible History Online.

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Rome - ROMAN ART

The Romans were incredible in the field of art. They were great painters of still life. They erected buildings of a scale and design undreamed of before their time. Sculpture, paintings, mosaics. Bible History Online.

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Rome - ROMAN LITERATURE

The Romans borrowed their forms and models of literary work from the Greeks. But gradually the Roman authors implanted their own beliefs and character into their works. The first literary form to reach significant development among the Romans was drama. Roman drama, patterned after the New Comedy of the Hellenistic Era, was light, entertaining, often humorous, and sometimes satirical. Drama, poetry, history, satire. Bible History Online.

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THE SYNAGOGUE

The first synagogues may have been built by Jews held captive far from the temple during the Babylonian Exile in the sixth century B.C., but synagogues were important religious and social institutions in the time of Jesus. The original Greek word synagogue means merely "a place of meeting." In the Jewish world synagogues were second only to the temple in Jerusalem itself as religious institutions. They also served as schools of religious instruction and communal halls for civic functions under the direction of a council of elders. Bible History Online.

Link: https://bible-history.com/jesus/the-syna...

The Temple

HEROD'S TEMPLE. Begun in 20 BC, the construction of the temple was one of Herod's most ambitious projects. The old temple mount first had to be cleared and enlarged to about twice its original size. The new area was roughly 1000 by 1500 feet, girded by a massive retaining wall of huge fitted stones, each more than 15 feet long and 13 feet thick. As Solomon had done earlier, Herod imported the best stone masons and architects from Phoenicia to direct the construction. Only the finest materials were used: cedar from Lebanon, the purest marble and limestone and the finest gold. Bible History Online.

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Jerusalem at the Time of Christ

Includes a sketch. No visitor seeing Jerusalem for the first time could fail to be impressed by its visual splendor. The long, difficult ascent from Jericho to the Holy City ended as the traveler rounded the Mount of Olives, and suddenly caught sight of a vista like few others in the world. Across the Kidron Valley, set among the surrounding hills, was Jerusalem, "the perfection of beauty," in the words of Lamentations, "the joy of all the world." Bible History Online.

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The Sanhedrin

There was also an influential lay nobility within Jerusalem, represented by the elders who sat on the Sanhedrin. They were the descendants of ancient ruling families whose powers had originated in the days following the Conquest. Bible History Online.

Link: https://bible-history.com/jesus/the-sanh...

The Mishnah and Talmud

The later expositions on the Mishnah by the 'Amoraim' (Expositors ) of Israel and of Babylonia were known collectively as the Gemara (Completion). The combined text of the Mishnah and the related Gemara is known as the Talmud. These Pharisaic traditions form the basis of orthodox Judaism today. Bible History Online.

Link: https://bible-history.com/jesus/the-mish...

Herod and the Herodians

Antipater to Antipas. The Idumaeans were a tribe who had been forced by the Nabatean Arabs westwards into southern Judea, where they had been forcibly converted to Judaism by the Hasmonean rulers of Israel. The Idumaeans were for this reason Jews of a recent and suspect background. At the same time they were shrewd, and had no scruples about making political deals with the Romans for their own advantage. Bible History Online.

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The Role of Women at the Time of Jesus

In her own domain, a woman's religious and social status was high, but in the eyes of the Law she was inferior, being coupled with minors and slaves in the rabbinical writings of the Mishnah. Her ineligibility to perform in public religious life is reflected in the ancient synagogue prayer: 'Blessed art thou, O Lord God, king of the universe, who hast not made me a woman.' Bible History Online.

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The Pharisees

The name of the Pharisees literally means 'separated ones'. Bible History Online.

Link: https://bible-history.com/jesus/the-phar...

The Sadducees

The Sadducees were so named because they claimed to be descended from Zadok, the high priest at the time of King David and King Solomon. They consisted of the wealthy aristocratic families who controlled the office of high priest. They rejected belief in angels and the resurrection, but they were not liberal rationalists. Rather, they were staunch conservatives, who observed the Law of the Books of Moses (Pentateuch) and who rejected later interpretations of the law, the 'oral law'. Bible History Online.

Link: https://bible-history.com/jesus/the-sadd...

The Scribes

The scribes were held in great awe and respect throughout the Jewish world. They were thought to possess vast, secret knowledge of the workings of the Lord's power. They could be recognized on the streets by their long, flowing robes, fringed at the corners with very long tassels. When a scribe passed, ordinary people rose as a sign of respect. They were given the place of honor at important feasts and in synagogues. Bible History Online.

Link: https://bible-history.com/jesus/the-scri...

Chief Priests, Ordinary Priests, and Levites

The office of high priest carried with it a number of unique privileges and responsibilities. He alone was permitted to enter the holy of holies on the Day of Atonement to atone for the sins of the entire nation. As head of the Sanhedrin or Jewish supreme court, he presided over the nation's highest administrative and judicial body. His daily life was governed by the strictest rules of ceremonial purity. His death was viewed as an act of atonement and was marked by the release of a condemned murderer. Even if he retired from office he continued to wield great influence. Bible History Online.

Link: https://bible-history.com/jesus/chief-pr...

The Essenes

The Essenes are not mentioned in the New Testament, or the Talmud, but they are well known in other sources like Philo, Josephus, and the elder Pliny. The Essenes have been described as " primarily nothing but a more emphatic Pharisaism." In the time of our Lord, there were apparently only about 4,000 of them. Bible History Online.

Link: https://bible-history.com/jesus/the-esse...

The Zealots

The Zealots or Canaaneans were also a political group. They were revolutionaries, frequently revolting, their restlessness resulted in the loss of 200,000 lives from the beginning of the century up to the actual outbreak of war in 66 AD. Bible History Online.

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Brief Historical Background

From the Maccabean Revolt to Tiberius Caesar. Bible History Online.

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Hebrew and Aramaic

In the period between the writing of the Old and New Testaments HEBREW was replaced as the everyday language of the Jews by Aramaic. But the rabbis continued to use Hebrew in their learned deliberations, as we see from the Mishnah, the book of law written in that language. The majority of the Essene sect documents found among the Dead Sea Scrolls were written in Hebrew. When the actual words spoken are quoted in the New Testament they are often Aramaic, not Hebrew. Bible History Online.

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The Fortress of Antonia

Along the northern side of the temple courtyard stood the massive palace - fortress of Antonia, another of Herod's landmarks. A stairway and an underground passageway connected the Antonia with the Court of the Gentiles, and the 600 soldiers stationed there were always on the alert for disturbances in the temple precincts. The precious ceremonial robes of the high priest were kept in one of its four guard towers and were released only on important religious feast days. Bible History Online.

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Pontius Pilate

The fifth Roman procurator of Judea (ruled 26-36 AD), who issued the official order sentencing Jesus to death by crucifixion. Bible History Online.

Link: https://bible-history.com/jesus-glossary...

A Study on the Crucifixion

by R.C. Hayes; text-based program (This is a zipped file - 54k)

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The Roman Eagle - Sign of Rome

Roman armies carried this standard wherever they went. When Pompey conquered Jerusalem, his engineers set up these kind of emblems in all public places. The eagle stood for power, and the wreath stood for victory, and the letters SPQR for Senatus Populusque Romanus (The Roman Senate and People). Bible History Online.

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THE GREAT SEA

Geography. Bible History Online.

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THE COASTAL PLAIN

Geography. Bible History Online.

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THE GREAT DESERT

Geography. Bible History Online.

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Sermon on the Mount

The term the Sermon on the Mount was one used by Augustine to describe the group of sayings of Jesus as he taught the crowds which gathered on the side of a mountain. Electronic Christian Media

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The Lord's Prayer

The only thing the disciples asked Jesus to teach them was how to pray. And that he did. This prayer might be better suited to be called 'the model prayer'. It is a model of the way Christians ought to pray. It was given for instruction rather than repetition or ritual. Electronic Christian Media

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Transfiguration of Jesus

The word transfigured comes from the verb 'metamorphoo'. We get our English word Metamorphosis from it. It is a change of form. Like a caterpillar into a butterfly or a tadpole into a frog. Electronic Christian Media

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Crucifixion

The account of the crucifixion of Jesus is an essential part of the redemptive plan of God for mankind. At the heart of this cruel torture is the salvation of mankind. The practice of crucifixion was not permitted for Roman Citizens but reserved for criminals or slaves. Electronic Christian Media

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Resurrection

This simple fact is the starting-point in the history of the Resurrection of Christ. On Friday morning His body was safe in the tomb. On the Sabbath morning His body was gone. Electronic Christian Media

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Ascension

Its importance in the Christian Church is seen in its inclusion in the Apostles Creed. 'He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.' Electronic Christian Media

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Second Coming

A number of Greek words are used to describe the coming of Christ. Each word contributes its own significance to the meaning of the coming of Christ. Electronic Christian Media

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Blood Atonement

This is perhaps the most difficult truth for mankind to accept, that the life of an innocent victim would be slaughtered on behalf of the guilty. To fully understand this we need to go back to the garden of Eden in the Book of Genesis. By Rusty Russell, Bible History online

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A Roman Milestone

This inscribed Roman milestone standing almost 10 feet tall was used to count the miles along all major roads. A network of 50,000 miles of highways linked Rome's 43 provinces. Many roads are still being used today. Bible History Online.

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Topographic Map of Palestine

This Small topographic map shows how the Dead Sea region is the deepest land trench in the world being about 1300 ft. below sea level. Bible History Online.

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The Parables of Jesus

39 Parables mentioned in the Gospel accounts. Bible History Online.

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The Names and Titles of Jesus

Outline from Nave's Topical Bible. Bible History Online.

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The Miracles of Jesus

36 miracles mentioned in the Gospel accounts. Bible History Online.

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Messianic Prophecies

Here is a list of some of the prophesies about Jesus. First the topic, then the Old Testament prediction, and the New Testament fulfillment. Bible History Online.

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Jesus Written as in Ancient Documents

Jesus is the Greek form of the Hebrew Y'Shua or Yeshua (Yahweh is Salvation), a common Hebrew name at the time. Ancient documents reproduce Jesus' name this way in Hebrew. Jesus is Greek for the Hebrew name, Joshua. In New Testament times, however, common people spoke mostly Aramaic in daily conversation. Thus, Jesus would have answered to Jeshua or Yeshua. Bible History Online.

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Ichthus

The greek word for fish "ichthus" was an acrostic for Iesous (i), Christos (ch), Theou (th), Uios (u), Soter (s), Jesus Christ, Gods's Son, Saviour. Bible History Online.

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The Jewish Calendar and Sacred Days

Religious and Civil Calendars. Bible History Online.

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The Jewish Calendar and Sacred Days

Religious and Civil Calendars. Bible History Online.

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Glossary - The Life of Jesus

From Abel to Zebulun. Bible History Online.

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Glossary - The Life of Jesus

From Abel to Zebulun. Bible History Online.

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New Testament Palestine City Search

Israel cities in 1st century Israel. From Abelane to Zia. Bible History Online.

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New Testament Palestine City Glossary

Israel cities in 1st century Israel. From Abelane to Zia. Bible History Online.

Link: https://bible-history.com/geography/glos...

Virgin Birth

The virgin birth is one of the great miracles and mysteries of God. Jesus' birth was like no other in human history. It was totally unique and entirely supernatural. Electronic Christian Media

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Jesus' Baptism

The public ministry of Jesus begins with His baptism. Jesus travels from Galilee to the Jordan river where John the Baptist was baptising Jews coming to him for cleansing. Electronic Christian Media

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Jesus' Temptations

The temptations of Christ were scattered throughout his life and ministry Matthew 16:23 but were concentrated in the early days of Jesus' life before his public ministry. The account of Jesus temptations are located in Matthew 4:1-11; Mark 1:12-13; Luke 4:1-13. Electronic Christian Media

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Ministry of Christ

The Gospel accounts are usually read as chronological accounts of the life and ministry of Christ. But while the overall structure of the books are in order, the individual events have been grouped together in order to serve the individual writers purposes. Electronic Christian Media

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Antonia Fortress

Photo of the Fortress of Antonio model of the first century compound. Located on the NW corner of the Temple Mount was the Fortress of Antonia. Named after Marc Antony it stood 115 feet high. This headquarters for the Roman soldiers overlooked the Temple and the city. [Model of Ancient Jerusalem during the time of Jesus and the second (Herod's) Temple, before its destruction in 70 AD. Built by archaeologists according to various historical sources: Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmuds, the Tosephta, and the New Testament as well as archaeological discoveries. It uses mainly the same materials as the original].

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Tektonitron Encyclopedia Apologetica

Apologetics site with answers and evidences on a number of difficult subjects.

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The Samaritans

In later Hebrew writings the word Samaritan speaks of the people of the district of Samaria in central Israel. They came from intermarriages of certain Israelites with the colonists from Babylon and other parts of Mesopotamia and Syria. These colonists had been placed there by the Assyrian kings Sargon II and Esarhaddon, after the Northern Kingdom of Israel had been conquered and the stronghold at Samaria fell to the Assyrians. It resulted in thousands of Israelites being deported away, never to be heard from again, and colonists being chosen by the Assyrians and placed in Samaria along with a governor. [Bible History Online]

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Pontius Pilate

The fifth Roman procurator of Judea (ruled 26-36 AD), who issued the official order sentencing Jesus to death by crucifixion. Bible History Online.

Link: https://bible-history.com/jesus-glossary...

Josephus' References to Crucifixion

"Josephus (b. 37 C.E.) is our best literary source for the practice of crucifixion in Israel during the Greco-Roman period. As a general in command of the Jewish forces of Galilee in the Great Revolt against Rome (66-73 C.E.), he reports his attempts to save the lives of three crucified captives by appealing directly to the Roman general Titus. One survived the cross under a physician's care, the other two could not be saved." by Dr. James D. Tabor

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Josephus' References to Crucifixion

"Josephus (b. 37 C.E.) is our best literary source for the practice of crucifixion in Israel during the Greco-Roman period. As a general in command of the Jewish forces of Galilee in the Great Revolt against Rome (66-73 C.E.), he reports his attempts to save the lives of three crucified captives by appealing directly to the Roman general Titus. One survived the cross under a physician's care, the other two could not be saved." by Dr. James D. Tabor

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Josephus' References to Crucifixion

Crucifixion in Antiquity - The Jewish Roman World of Jesus by Joe Zias. "Undoubtedly, one of the cruelest and most humiliating forms of punishment in the ancient world was, according to ancient sources, crucifixion. The Jewish historian Josephus best described it following the siege of Jerusalem by the Romans in AD 66-70 as "the most wretched of deaths."1 Whereas in Seneca's Epistle 101 to Lucilius, he argues that suicide is preferable to the cruel fate of being put on the cross." Zias cites references from Josephus, Plutarch, Rufus, and others. Joe Zias was the Curator of Archaeology/Anthropology for the Israel Antiquities Authority from 1972 to 1997.

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Josephus on John the Baptizer

Selected texts from Josephus on early 1st Century Roman Israel by Dr. James D. Tabor. HEROD THE TETRARCH MAKES WAR WITH ARETAS, THE KING OF ARABIA, AND IS BEATEN BY HIM AS ALSO CONCERNING THE DEATH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST. HOW VITELLIUS WENT UP TO JERUSALEM; TOGETHER WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF AGRIPPA AND OF THE POSTERITY OF HEROD THE GREAT.

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Josephus on John the Baptizer

Selected texts from Josephus on early 1st Century Roman Israel by Dr. James D. Tabor. HEROD THE TETRARCH MAKES WAR WITH ARETAS, THE KING OF ARABIA, AND IS BEATEN BY HIM AS ALSO CONCERNING THE DEATH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST. HOW VITELLIUS WENT UP TO JERUSALEM; TOGETHER WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF AGRIPPA AND OF THE POSTERITY OF HEROD THE GREAT.

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A Four-Part Harmony of the Gospels

The Gospels in Four Part Harmony by J. Clontz

Link: http://schulers.com/books/jc/g/The_Gospe...

The famous “Pilate†Inscription of Ceasarea

The Pilate Inscription is the only known occurrence of the name Pontius Pilate in any ancient inscription. Visitors to the Caesarea theater today see a replica, the original is in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. There have been a few bronze coins found that were struck form 29-32 AD by Pontius Pilate. [Jesus] [Archaeology]

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Mount of Olives: Ossuaries - Gethsemane

The Mount of Olives (also Mount Olivet, Hebrew: הר הזיתים, Har HaZeitim; Arabic: جبل الزيتون, الطور‎, Jebel ez-Zeitun, Jebel et-Tur, "Mount of the Summit") is a mountain ridge to the east of Jerusalem. It is named from the olive trees with which its sides are clothed. At the foot of the mountain is the Gardens of Gethsemane where Jesus stayed in Jerusalem, according to tradition. The Mount of Olives is the site of many important Biblical events. [images] [Archaeology]

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The Deity of Jesus Christ

Diane Dew [Studies About Jesus]

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The Humanity of Jesus Christ

Diane Dew [Studies About Jesus]

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The Second Coming

Diane Dew [Studies About Jesus]

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Jesus and the Intellectual

Campus Crusade for Christ [Studies About Jesus]

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Jesus' Claims to Be God

Probe Ministries, Sue Bohlin [Studies About Jesus]

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Beyond Blind Faith

Leadership U, Paul E. Little[Studies About Jesus]

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Survey of Bible Doctrine: Christ

Biblical Studies Foundation, Sid Litke, Th.M. [Studies About Jesus]

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Jesus the Christ

Leadership U [Studies About Jesus]

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Christ: His Deity

The Deity of Christ by Don Closson [Studies About Jesus]

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The Deity of Christ

[Studies About Jesus]

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Why God Became Man

Biblical Studies Foundation, Lehman Strauss, Litt.D., F.R.G.S. [Studies About Jesus]

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Highlights in the Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ

Biblical Studies Foundation, Robert L. Deffinbaugh, Th.M. [Studies About Jesus]

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The Bodily Resurrection of Jesus

Leadership U, William Lane Craig [Studies About Jesus]

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Where Was Jesus' Spirit When His Body Was in the Tomb?

Biblical Studies Foundation, Charles T. Buntin [Studies About Jesus]

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The Claims of Christ

JoshuaNet, Chuck Smith [Studies About Jesus]

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The Coming King

Christian Research Newsletter, Dr. Walter Martin [Studies About Jesus]

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The Jesus Seminar

Probe Ministries, Jimmy Williams [Studies About Jesus]

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The Uniqueness of Jesus

Probe Ministries, Pat Zukeran [Studies About Jesus]

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The Death of Christ

Grace Notes [Studies About Jesus]

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EIKON Image Database for Biblical Studies

The EIKON Image Database for Biblical Studies is a faculty-library initiative at Yale Divinity School that provides digital resources for teaching and research in the field of Biblical studies.

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An Outline of The Life of Jesus in Harmony

The Birth of John the Baptist to The Resurrection. Comparison of all four gospel accounts with a growing database of historical notes. Bible History Online.

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History of the Hellenized Jew

From Alexander (333 B.C.) to the death of Herod the Great (4 B.C.). Bible History Online.

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Background of the First Century Israel

The Intertestamental Period and Judaism, Rome, Religious Background, Geographical Background, Brief Historical Background, Hebrew and Aramaic, Bible History Online.

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The Roman World

From early history to Augustus. Bible History Online.

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