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Historical Jesus outside the Bible – History of Christianity

By |2019-04-08T06:46:15-07:00August 22nd, 2017|Religion, Romans|

Historical Jesus: One of the earliest drawings of Jesus - here he is healing a man who was paralyzed. Now he gets up and carries his own bed. (Dura Europos, Syria, ca. 232 AD) Historical sources Nobody knows whether anybody wrote anything about Jesus during his lifetime. If they did, we don't have it anymore. [...]

John the Baptist – Early Christianity – Religion

By |2017-08-22T12:27:44-07:00August 22nd, 2017|Religion, Romans|

John baptizes Jesus (sarcophagus from Santa Maria Antiqua, Rome, 200s AD) John the Baptist was, according to the Bible, the cousin of Jesus Christ. He was the son of Mary's sister, Elizabeth. He was a little older than Jesus. He was Jewish, and lived in Israel. As with Jesus, we don't have any information from that time [...]