Socrates and Jesus: A Passing Thought

There are several remarkable parallels between Socrates and Jesus, some of which have persuaded scholars that they overlap in teaching. Both arose from small geographical countries, even though they accomplished monumental achievements. While Socrates is associated with Athens, the most cultivated and academic center of his era, where also the …

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The Harris Edition

On January 31, 1885, Charles R. Hale, D.D., of St. Paul’s Church, Baltimore, called at the residence of the patriarch of Jerusalem during a visit to Constantinople. He hoped to obtain permission to make a photographic facsimile of the Bryennios manuscript, in particular the Teaching of the Twelve Apostles. The …

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Dictionary of National Biography

The Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) is an unprecedented reference work that offers extensive data about the lives and accomplishments of prominent historical figures of the United Kingdom and British Empire. Its current form contains over 50,000 entries, and it is available online through libraries around the world. George Murray …

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Protevangelium: An Alternative Nativity

Here is a fascinating and extraordinary look at the nativity story, a three-week class that discusses the most impressive collection of traditions concerning the birth of Jesus, especially those that circulated in the name of James, his brother. Its purpose, audience, content, and influence will astound you. PROTEVANGELIUM: AN ALTERNATIVE …

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First-Century Demographics

The following statistics were first presented in “The First Century,” a course taught at Trinity Cathedral in San Jose, California. It is difficult to establish with certainty average life expectancy in antiquity, since multiple factors are required to determine population. However, when disease, disaster, famine, drought, poverty, war, and access …

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The Didache and Durham

The first announcement regarding the Didache for the English-speaking community was published in The Durham Univer­sity Journal on February 25, 1884. The article was written solely on the basis on Harnack’s initial observations and appeared under the title “Another Voice from the Second Century.” The University of Durham was known …

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Joseph Barber Lightfoot

J. B. LIGHTFOOT: LIFE AND LITERATURE Life Joseph Barber Lightfoot was born at Liverpool, England, on April 13, 1828. He was a frail child, prone to illness, and thus was tutored at home. He attended Liverpool Royal Institution and King Edward’s School in Birmingham, before entering Trinity College, Cambridge in …

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