Category Archives: archaeology

Time of Christ legal documents show women’s rights and place in society


By: Philip Esler Everyone has heard of the ancient Jewish religious scrolls discovered at Qumran by the Dead Sea in the middle of the 20th century. But who is aware that nearly 100 legal papyri have been found in the same … Continue reading

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A breadless Jesus? Check out this eucharistic patten from 4th century


  This find is possibly a reasonable representation of Jesus before convention firmed up the usual bearded version.  His garb is also different. Fortunately, what Jesus looks like is not relevant to salvation. Fr. Othohippo 3 October 2014 Last updated … Continue reading

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The Ancient Mass in the “House Churches” was not as Informal as Many Think


By: Msgr. Charles Pope    Entire article here-Archdiocese of Washington As you may know, the Catholic Faith was illegal in the Roman Empire prior to 313 AD, when the Emperor Constantine issued the Edict of Milan permitting the Christian Faith to … Continue reading

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Iconography in Ancient House Churches


Iconography in Ancient House Churches I recommend Gabe Martini for excellent information on, among other things, the ancient church, and iconography.  Check out this site, and also his other site, link found at the end of his article. Fr. Orthohippo … Continue reading

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See the First Photographs Ever Taken of Jerusalem


SmartNews Keeping you current See the First Photographs Ever Taken of Jerusalem Since 1844, millions of photographs have probably been taken of Jerusalem. But these blurry snaps are the very first. By Rose Eveleth smithsonianmag.com January 23, 2014 Read more: … Continue reading

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Ancient House Churches


The Eucharistic Liturgy in Ancient House Churches Vincent Martini Many evangelical groups today are proposing that we abandon “traditional” models of “being the Church,” and instead replace that stodginess with what is presumably a more “New Testament” model: that of … Continue reading

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Top 10 Biblical Archaeology Discoverys of 2013


Home > 2013 > December (Web-only) Archaeology Biblical Archaeology’s Top Ten Discoveries of 2013 A glimpse into the important work that goes on at excavations across Israel every year. Gordon Govier [ posted 12/31/2013 9:52AM ] Michael C. Luddeni / … Continue reading

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