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Separating myth from history
In the days of Constantine the Great, the cross on which Jesus died was “rediscovered” in Jerusalem. Tradition gives Constantine’s mother, Helena, full credit for the find. Today, visitors to Jerusalem are shown the very spot, in a cistern...
Bible Review, August 2003
Why Isaiah calls a non-Jewish king of Persia Israel’s anointed one
The Persian emperor Cyrus is honored as the only foreigner in the Bible to be identified as the “messiah” or “anointed one” of YHWH, the Israelite God.1 Isaiah tells us that YHWH spoke “...
Bible Review, October 2003
[He] was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into Hell. On the third day, he rose again from the dead. He ascended into Heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. Millions of Christians have recited these lines from the...
Bible Review, June 2003