#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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#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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#1296

2011-09-20

The African Memory of Mark

With Prof. Thomas Oden

The apostle Mark is mentioned by most of the NT writers, but not a lot is known otherwise. However, prof. Oden has found North African sources have a lot of information on Mark that has gone largely ignored or discounted. (part one)

tags: Libya Cyrene Mark Africa Alexandria

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