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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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Elohim: God or gods? (Genesis chap. 1, verse 1)

The third word of the Hebrew Bible is Elohim: “Bereshìt barà Elohim …” “At the beginning God created … “. So, at the very beginning of the Hebrew Bible we find a reference to polytheism? The verb barà (created) is singular, so the author was convinced that there was only…

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Did Jesus really walk on the water?

When Jesus walked on the water he wanted to stimulate faith of his disciples demonstrating that he is the Lord of natural forces. In the gospel of Matthew we read that disciples “were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear” (cf. Matthew chap. 14,…

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The mistery of Jesus’ Conception

I must say that I’ve never found a more fascinating and surprising theory of the virginal conception of Jesus than that of Andrew Lincoln, Professor at University of Gloucestershire (published in the November/December of the Bible Archaeology Review). He maintains that the virginal conception of Jesus should be considered from…

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The Storm God Baal

Probably all of you have heard speaking about “Baal”, the Canaanite divinity fiery opposed by the prophets (see e.g. Jeremy chap. 2, verse 23). Baal is an hebrew word borrowed by Phoenicians, and it was the storm’s god  worshipped by Canaanites before the Israelites conquest of the Promised Land. We…

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Did you know that I have been a seminarist?

Why are you so interested in Theology, a subject which marked your studies, but also your work as a writer? As a child, I remember, often I was readind the Gospel to my aunt, saying her that I wanted to study those great things. Then my passion for the Bible was interpreted as a vocation to priesthood. In…

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