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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Modern Day Lessons

What about the differences in Old Testament Law and Jesus’ New Testament teaching?

Difficulty reconciling differences New Christians sometimes find it difficult to reconcile the differences in Old Testament and New Testament teachings. In most instances, New Testament lessons explain or expand on Old Testament teachings. In other instances however, New Testament lessons seem to contradict or overturn Old Testament Law. These perceived contradictions…
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History

Complete (but concise) list of major and minor characters in the Bible

There are literally hundreds of characters in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible.  Here is a complete list of important biblical characters along with a brief note regarding their significance.  Proposed symbolism of the Hebrew name is in parenthesis.  Characters are grouped and categorized by their function in…
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Matthew

Herod the Great orders death of all infants in Bethlehem- Jesus on the run (Matthew 2:13 – 2:23)

After the magi (wise men) visited Jesus, an angel told Joseph (via a dream) to take Jesus and Mary and flee to Egypt. The angel explained that Herod the Great was about to search for Jesus and kill him. The angel instructed Joseph to remain in Egypt until the angel…
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Modern Day Lessons

Where was Jesus mentioned in the Old Testament? The Messianic Prophecies fulfilled in the New Testament.

Many may not recognize the Old Testament support for Jesus as the promised Messiah.  Called Messianic Prophecies, these Old Testament scriptures support the Christian belief that Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah (some estimate there are hundreds of verses that support Jesus as the Savior but these verses in particular,…
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