Category Archives: Second Temple Judaism

Why the Ancient Christian Record About Jesus Is the Most Reliable | by J. Warner Wallace

In this substantive post, Wallace includes a three-column chart showing the major historical claims about the life of Jesus from the point of view of the biblical writers, hostile Jewish witnesses, and hostile Gentile witnesses. (13-minute read; 3,103 words) Source: Why … Continue reading

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Notes on Population in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity

Related posts: Notes on Early Christian Churches Notes on Early New Testament Manuscripts The Population of Jerusalem in the 1st Century A.D. Joachim Jeremias (1900-1979) said that he thought the population of 1st-century Jerusalem was “around 25,000 to 30,000 inhabitants; … Continue reading

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A Very Jewish Jesus | Larry Hurtado’s Blog

An excerpt: His first point is simply that Jesus’ Jewishness, though often downplayed or inadequately factored in scholarly studies, is of major importance.  The growing recognition of Jesus’ Jewishness  is part of a larger body of scholarly work on the … Continue reading

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Would Paul Have Circumcised His Son? | Larry Hurtado’s Blog

People can argue about whether or not Paul would have circumcised his son, but no one disputes Paul’s Jewishness.  And rightly so! (3 min read; 685 words) Would Paul Have Circumcised His Son? | Larry Hurtado’s Blog. Here’s Larry’s post … Continue reading

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Israeli Professor: New Testament is a Jewish Text

The Bible is  Jewish book, Old Testament and New.  As Jesus said, salvation is from the Jews (John 4:22). (1 min read; 251 words) Israeli Professor: New Testament is a Jewish Text | THINKAPOLOGETICS.COM.

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