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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...

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.

Is Christmas Really the Day Jesus Was Born?

Was Christ really born on December 25? The question of the correct dating of Christmas is an issue that has lingered in the minds of many for centuries after his life came to alter the world forever. For those who...

The Ancient Greek Jesus Christ, Apollonius of Tyana

Greek philosopher Apollonius of Tyana from the Roman province of Cappadocia who lived in the first century CE is often linked with Jesus Christ. His amazing story that parallels Jesus has raised controversy among historians and theologians for centuries. Jesus...

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...

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 state that what they found there...

What Exactly Caused Jesus Christ’s Death?

It is known that the death of Jesus Christ occurred somewhere between AD 30 and AD 33. But the manner of his death remains a mystery. According to the Bible, Jesus fell while carrying the cross to Calvary, the skull-shaped...

Remains of Female Clergy Found in Mysterious Byzantine Basilica in Israel

The ruins of a spectacular Byzantine-era basilica with intricate mosaics, unearthed in the Mediterranean city of Ashdod, Israel, have also proven to be the the site of a mass grave, according to recent research. The enormous basilica not only has...

Israel Nixes Mount of Olives Park Plan Opposed by Churches

The Nature and Parks Authority of Israel announced on Monday that it was stepping away from its controversial plan to wall off a section of the Mount of Olives, the place Jesus Christ prayed before his trial and crucifixion. Its...

Second Synagogue Found in Biblical City of Magdala

On December 12, 2021, archaeologists taking part in the ongoing excavations in the Biblical city of Magdala, which is believed to be the birthplace of the disciple Mary Magdalene, uncovered a second synagogue in the ancient town. Magdala, a large...