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First Jewish revolt – West Asian history

By |2017-08-24T00:08:05+00:00August 24th, 2017|History, West Asia|

The Roman emperor Caligula The Roman conquest of Israel and Egypt in the last century BC brought many Jews into the Roman Empire (though many Jews lived in Babylon or elsewhere in the Parthian Empire as well). Many stayed in Israel, but others moved to Rome or other parts of the Roman Empire. Because they had a different religion [...]

Historical Jesus outside the Bible – History of Christianity

By |2018-01-16T08:30:49+00:00August 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. [...]