Introduction to Paleochristian Art

(Article written by Simona Lommi) Early Christian art represents the whole of the artistic production chronologically  traced in the first centuries of the Christian era. The contemporary iconographers agree in identifying as the chronological start of an expressly and explicitly Christian art the 30s of the 3rd century for the entire…

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The house of Jesus at Jerusalem

“Bethany is clearly to be identified with the modern Palestinian village of el-Azariyeh since it is situaed about 3 kilometers to the southest of Jesrualem – which roughly fits the distance of 15 stadia mentioned in John – or a forty-minute ride on horseback. The modern name el-Azariyeh is a…

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Course on the Pentateuch – Exegesis of Numbers 1 and 2 – Analysis of the text

4And with you there shall be a man of every tribe; every one head of the house of his fathers. 5 And these are the names of the men that shall stand with you: of the tribe of Reuben; Elizur the son of Shedeur. 6 Of Simeon; Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai. 7Of Judah; Nahshon…

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What does it mean to be disciples of Jesus? (First part)

Luke understands the discipleship primarily as the recipients of Jesus’ training until they are commissioned to continue his work (22:28-30; 24:47). [The mission of the disciples will begin in the second volume of the Lukan work: The Acts of the Apostles]. One of the ways Luke helps to build a…

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How to overcome boredom? (Matthew chap. 4, verse 6)

And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone The diabolos makes his second…

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