Studies

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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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. "

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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]

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Blood Atonement

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

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The Coins of Jesus' Time

By Jack Kilmon [Coins]

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Archaeological Tour in the steps of Jesus

Text and Images [Archaeology] [Bible History]

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The Everlasting Man

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

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Discussion of the Septuagint

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

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THE RESURRECTION

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

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Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament

by Kenneth W. Collins. [Studies] [Jesus]

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Christ's View of Scripture

by Christopher Louis Lang

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The Death of Christ

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

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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]

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The Death of Christ

Warren Doud. [Studies] [Jesus]

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The Blood of Christ

Warren Doud. [Studies] [Jesus]

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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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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 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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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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A Study on the Crucifixion

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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' 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' 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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Christ: His Deity

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

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The Deity of Jesus Christ

Diane Dew [Studies About Jesus]

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Jesus the Christ

Leadership U [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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Beyond Blind Faith

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

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Jesus' Claims to Be God

Probe Ministries, Sue Bohlin [Studies About Jesus]

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Scribes, Pharisees, Sadducees, and The Sanhedrin

Warren Doud, Grace Notes [Intertestimental]

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Jesus and the Intellectual

Campus Crusade for Christ [Studies About Jesus]

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The Second Coming

Diane Dew [Studies About Jesus]

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The Humanity of Jesus Christ

Diane Dew [Studies About Jesus]

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The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ

Grace Notes [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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