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The Greek Church that May Hold the Oldest Crucifixion Icon

The Greek Orthodox Holy Monastery of St. Catherine on Mount Sinai is believed to house the oldest icon depicting the crucifixion of Christ. St. Catherine's Icon of the Crucifixion of Christ The icon in question, a panel painting, features the crucified...

The Ancient Greek Jesus Christ, Apollonius of Tyana

Apollonius of Tyana, an ancient Greek philosopher and miracle worker from the Roman province of Cappadocia who lived in the first century CE, is often associated with Jesus Christ. His amazing story that parallels Jesus has raised controversy among...

Christmas, Saturnalia, and the Real Birth Date of Jesus

Christmas is celebrated on December 25th in most parts of the world. Supposedly, this was the date of the birth of Jesus Christ. Therefore, Christmas is regarded as a celebration honoring that birth. However, various scholarly sources claim that...

Is the Tomb of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem the Real One?

Jesus Christ was crucified approximately two thousand years ago, in the spring of 33 CE. There is a lot of focus on his burial and tomb in the Bible. The tomb, as has been thought for over a thousand...

What Did Jesus Really Look Like?

What did Jesus really look like? For many people, that question is extremely controversial. Since Jesus is important to billions of people around the world, it makes sense that many people have a tendency to imagine he looked like...

Can Astronomy Explain the Biblical Star of Bethlehem?

The wise men were likely accomplished astrologers, watching the stars for signs of a king’s birth. Technical terms used in the Bible’s description point to a real astronomical event that could explore the origin of the star of Bethlehem.  By...

The 25 Stops of Jesus and the Holy Family in Egypt

Twenty-five locations in Egypt make up the trail that Joseph, Mary and infant Jesus followed as they fled King Herod's soldiers.

Ancient City of Magdala Unearthed in Israel

The ancient city of Magdala, prominently mentioned in the Bible as the hometown of Jesus Christ's disciple Mary Magdalene, was uncovered recently in excavations when a retreat complex was constructed outside Tiberias, Israel. Archaeologists stated that what they had found...

AI Creates Image of Jesus Using the Shroud of Turin Relic

Artificial intelligence (AI) has employed the Shroud of Turin, a significant Catholic artifact, to create a realistic representation of what Jesus might have looked like. The Shroud of Turin is a 14-foot-long linen cloth that has a faint image of...

New Papyrus With Early Jesus Sayings Released by Scholars

The recent discovery of a Christian fragment provides a glimpse into the early Christian worldview before the New Testament's formation. This artifact is dated to the second century CE, making it one of the earliest known Christian manuscripts from...