#1459

2014-12-23

The Star of Bethlehem Mystery, part 2

With Mike Molnar

The Star of Bethlehem brought the Wise Men from the East to see the baby Jesus, but how come everyone else missed its significance. That’s just one of the questions that Rutgers University astronomer answered in his ground-breaking research into the celestial phenomenon that heralded the Savior’s birth. Part 2 has more of our interview with Mike Molnar.

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#1458

2014-12-16

The Star of Bethlehem Mystery

With Mike Molnar

The Star of Bethlehem brought the Wise Men from the East to see the baby Jesus, but how come everyone else missed its significance. That’s just one of the questions that Rutgers University astronomer answered in his ground-breaking research into the celestial phenomenon that heralded the Savior’s birth.

tags: Herod Astrology Astronomy Johanne Kepler Magi Nativity Star of Bethlehem Wise Men

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#1417

2014-02-25

Newly Discovered Water Tunnel Near Jerusalem

With Todd Bolen

A newly discovered water system has been making news in Israel. It's located not far from Jerusalem and Bethlehem and it has some intriguing archaeological features, including proto-aeolic capitals. Proto-aeolic capitals have been associated with Royal Judean construction. On this week's program I discuss the significance of this discovery with Todd Bolen of bibleplaces.com. We also discuss reports that some poorly stored wooden beams seen on the Temple Mount may actually be beams used in the construction of the ancient Jewish temples built by Solomon and Herod.

tags: Jerusalem Temple Mount Tunnel Proto-Aeoloic Capitals Water Wooden Beams

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#1412

2014-01-22

InterTestamental Bethsaida

With Rami Arav

Population changes that occurred in Bethsaida and other Galilee cities in the interTestamental period resulted in, among other things, the family of Jesus moving from Bethlehem to Nazareth. An interesting sidelight to this discussion of the history of the Bethsaida excavation.

tags: Bethsaida Herod Tyre Hasmoneans

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#1407

2013-12-18

Christmas - Back to the Basics

With Kenneth Bailey

Christmas comes to us laden with 2,000 years of tradition. Although the traditions are often aimed at helping us become more familiar with the holiday, they sometimes obscure the basic account of the gospels. Kenneth Bailey is the author of Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes (published by InterVarsity Press), which is based on 40 years of living and teaching in the Middle East. In this 2-part interview Bailey helps us understand the basics of the biblical account of Jesus’ birth in the gospels, and the significance of some of the details that tradition has misunderstood. He frees Bethlehem innkeepers from the unfair stigma that they have borne for centuries.

tags: Bethlehem Christmas tradition

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