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24 08, 2017

First Jewish revolt – West Asian history

By |2019-06-09T10:23:11-07:00August 24th, 2017|History, West Asia|0 Comments

The Roman emperor Caligula: before the First Jewish Revolt The Romans conquer Israel 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). Late Republican Rome The Jews and the Levant All our West Asia articles [...]

22 08, 2017

Historical Jesus – Early Christianity

By |2019-09-18T07:51:22-07:00August 22nd, 2017|Romans|2 Comments

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. [...]