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The two most prominent tax collectors in the Gospel stories with Matthew son of Alphaeus who became one of the twelve and Zacchaeus the head tax collector in Jericho. Both became disciples of Jesus. Tax collectors were considered the scum of Jewish society. People despised paying taxes to the Romans...
Then Salome, the mother of James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Jesus with her sons and knelt down before him to make a special request. “Rabbi, we would like you to grant the request for what I am asking.” “What would you like me to do for...
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Today a Saviour is born to you in the city of David. He is the Messiah, the Lord. And this will be the sign that you have found him: You will see a baby swaddled in cloth and lying in a feeding trough.” TJB 2:53-54 We first find Joseph and Mary...
Caiaphas was appointed High Priest by Valerius Gratus, the Procurator of Judah prior to Pontius Pilate in 18AD. During Valerius Gratus tenure as Procurator he auctioned off the High Priesthood to the highest bidder on five occasions. As a result it was only the wealthy, corrupt and pro-Roman who...
The two main religious sects of the Jews were known as the Pharisees and the Sadducees. They had the same fundamental belief system that God was the creator of the universe and the Torah was the Word of God, however they became polarised around different teachings and interpretations of...
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Traditionally all Jewish weddings with a virgin bride took place on a Wednesday. We know that Jesus left Judah on the first day of the week being Sunday and traveled 3 days to arrive in Cana on the Wednesday just in time for the wedding. One of the reasons this...
The town of Nazareth was established by the descendants of Bethlehem after their return from the Babylonian exile which began in 538BC. In Jesus' time it was a small town of no more than 1000 people and was located a steep hill with sheer cliffs on its southern border. The...
No one knows for sure the date of John the Baptist's date of birth because the Bible does not tell us, but if pushed my first choice would be 31 March 3BC. Why 31 March 3BC? Because it fits nicely into rhythm and timing of the Gospel story even though...
The Bible does not tell us where Zechariah and Elizabeth lived, however Church tradition believes they came from the town of Ein Kerem which is indeed in the hill country for Judah. After the Feast of Pentecost had ended, and his time of service had been completed, Zechariah returned home...
The Gregorian calendar which we have used for the last 400 years is based on the earth’s cycle around the sun compared to the Jewish calendar which is based on the moon’s cycle around the earth. There are 12 or 13 months in a Jewish year with the start...

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When was John the Baptist Arrested?

Determining the timing of John’s arrest and imprisonment is confusing when we read the different gospel accounts. It has largely been assumed that John...
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Types of Fishing on the Sea of Galilee

There were four main types of fishing equipment used on the Sea of Galilee: https://youtu.be/McMmq0zx488 A simple line and hook The cast net - this...

Parable of the Sower

Matthew , Mark and Luke all wrote a version of the Parable of the sower and they all had subtle differences. Here is the...