Was the Divinity of Jesus a Late Invention of the Council of Nicea? — Canon Fodder

One of the most common objections to Christianity is that the divinity of Jesus was “created” by later Christians long after the first century.  No one in primitive Christianity believed Jesus was divine, we are told.  He was just a man and it was later believers, at the council of Nicea, that declared him to…

Was the Divinity of Jesus a Late Invention of the Council of Nicea? — Canon Fodder

Necho II: An Archaeological Biography — Bible Archaeology Report

The biblical “Neco, King of Egypt” is identified with Pharaoh Nekau/Necho II1, one of the pharaohs of the 26th Dynasty, who ruled Egypt from ca. 610–595 BC.2  He is named in eight verses in Scripture, and is connected with three significant events: he defeated of King Josiah of Judah at the Battle of Megiddo (2 Kings […]

Necho II: An Archaeological Biography — Bible Archaeology Report

N.T. Writings Conceptualizing O.T. Ideas

ABSTRACT: The New Testament authors quote, allude to, and interpret the Old Testament in a great variety of ways — and sometimes in ways that seem illegitimate to modern readers. But the apostles’ use of the Old Testament becomes clearer as we grasp the distinct practices and postures they brought to the Scriptures. Such practices and postures reveal not only how the apostles understood the Old Testament, but also how it shaped and saturated everything they wrote. In the end, the apostles not only thought about and interpreted the Old Testament; they also thought with and through the Old Testament and were interpreted by it.