History

The Dome of the Rock – how it came to be located in Jerusalem and why the site is so controversial

Many Christians remain confused regarding the significance of the Dome of the Rock – what its purpose is, why it is so important to four major religions (Judaism, Christianity, Roman religion, and Islam), and how it came to be located in the middle of Jerusalem. To alleviate the confusion, it…
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History

An interesting collection of little-known Bible facts, history, and trivia

Looking for some quick  facts about the Bible itself?  Check this list of interesting (and little-known) Bible historical facts and trivia. The Bible contains 66 books – 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 books in the New Testament.  The 66 books of the Bible are divided into 1,189…
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History

The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy (1978)

The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy (the doctrine that the Bible, in its original manuscripts, is accurate and totally free from error of any kind) was formulated in October 1978 by more than 200 evangelical leaders at a conference sponsored by the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy (ICBI), held in…
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History

The Chronology of the Bible and related ancient history

The Hebrew Bible and Christian Old Testament give a rough estimate of the passage of time and thus allows us to create a general chronological calibration to biblical history by means of various genealogies, reign-periods, and other means.  The biblical chronology largely uses numbers which were significant to the authors:…
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Ancient Texts

The Epistle of Ignatius to the Romans

The Letter to the Romans by Ignatius, an early-second-century Bishop of Antioch, was written during his transport from Antioch, Syria, to his execution in Rome. One of seven extant epistles written by Ignatius, Romans is Ignatius’ most detailed explanation of his views on martyrdom. Note: As with any apocryphal writing,…
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