#1642

2019-12-25

The Mystery of the Magi, part 2

With Dwight Longenecker

The annual Christmas holiday has layers and layers of tradition that have accumulated over 2,000 years but in recent years we have tried to strip away some of the tradition and go back to the story of the birth of Jesus from the Gospels, particularly Matthew and Luke, and for some reason we've focused on the story of the Wise Men a lot in recent years. Dwight Longenecker, the author of a new book called The Mystery of the Magi, digs into this unusual story from Matthew's Gospel and suggests that these Wise Men did not come from Persia, which was quite distant from Jerusalem and Bethlehem, but rather from the Kingdom of Nabatea, which was right across the Dead Sea.

tags: Magi Wise Men Persia Nabatea Petra Aretas

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#1641

2019-12-24

The Mystery of the Magi

With Dwight Longenecker

The annual Christmas holiday has layers and layers of tradition that have accumulated over 2,000 years but in recent years we have tried to strip away some of the tradition and go back to the story of the birth of Jesus from the Gospels, particularly Matthew and Luke, and for some reason we've focused on the story of the Wise Men a lot in recent years. Dwight Longenecker, the author of a new book called The Mystery of the Magi, digs into this unusual story from Matthew's Gospel and suggests that these Wise Men did not come from Persia, which was quite distant from Jerusalem and Bethlehem, but rather from the Kingdom of Nabatea, which was right across the Dead Sea.

tags: Magi Wise Men Persia Nabatea Petra Aretas

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#1384

2013-05-29

Carchemish, Plutonium, and Hebrews

With Prof. Clyde Billington

In this second program on the latest archaeology news from the news digests of ARTIFAX magazine, we discussed new archaeology at Carchemish, the discovery of one of the "Gates of Hell" in Turkey (known as Plutonium), and a computer analysis that provides a solution to the question, "Who Wrote the Book of Hebrews."

tags: Carchemish Plutonium Hierapolis The Apostle Paul The Apostle Luke

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#1382

2013-05-15

Josephus, part 3

With Prof. Steve Mason

Steve Mason, a professor of history at York University in Toronto, gave us some insights into the ancient historian Josephus, in this August, 2000 interview. Josephus was a prolific writer and his writings offer many insights into the world of first century Judaism. In part 3 of this 3-part conversation, some comments about parallels in the accounts of Luke and Josephus.

tags: Josephus Luke Acts

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#1189

2009-08-22

Volunteer at Elah Fortress #2

With Luke Chandler

Volunteer reports on experience digging at Khirbet Qeiyafa in 2009

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