Chronological summary of the New Testament Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John timeline)

It's called the "Synoptic Problem", the perceived contradiction of various events in the four gospels.  Typically this perceived contradiction is chronological.  However, novice readers fail to understand the nuances of ancient writers and their works.  In the ancient Near East, historical events were often grouped by themes or geography and…
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Map of The Twelve Tribes of Israel

The Twelve Tribes of Israel descended from the patriarch Jacob (who was later named Israel). Jacob had 12 sons and at least one daughter (Dinah) by two wives, Leah and Rachel, and two concubines, Zilpah and Bilhah.  Joseph's tribe was split into two factions - Manasseh and Ephraim - in a process involving Isaac's adoption of Joseph's…
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Hymn Lyrics

Lyrics to the most popular traditional Christian Christmas songs and Christmas carols

  "Christmas carol" refers to a piece of vocal music in carol form whose lyrics center on the theme of Christmas or the Christmas season.  Most traditional Christmas carols are deeply religious, mainly focusing on the Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus. Below are a collection of lyrics for the most popular traditional Christmas songs and carols. Angels…
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