Monthly Archives: January 2015

Acts 5-8

Ananias and his wife sell some of their property and brought only some of the proceeds to the apostles.  Because of this, they fall dead, presumably from divine intervention.  After the apostles do more signs and wonders, the high priest … Continue reading

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Acts 1-4

Introduction: The Acts of the Apostles is a sequel to the Gospel of Luke, written by the same author around the end of the 1st century.  This book describes the creation and expansion of the Christian church, starting with Jesus’ … Continue reading

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John 17-21

Jesus gives a short speech to his disciples, saying that the hour of this death has come, and that eternal life consists in knowing the Father and Jesus whom he had sent.  Jesus and his disciples go to a garden … Continue reading

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John 13-16

Jesus eats the Last Supper with his disciples before the Passover.  Jesus washes his disciples’ feet and directly accuses Judas of plotting to betray him, but his disciples still don’t understand.  Chapters 14-16 is a near-monologue of Jesus to his … Continue reading

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John 9-12

Jesus gives a blind man sight by anointing his eyes with saliva and clay.  The Pharisees are skeptical and question him; he gives Jesus credit, but the Pharisees excommunicate him.  Jesus disputes with Pharisees, saying that he is the true … Continue reading

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Synoptic Gospels: The Birth, Teachings, and Death of Jesus

TL;DR Most historians agree that: Mark was written 66-70 AD; Matthew and Luke were written a few decades later, with Mark as a source Jesus was born 6-4 BC, and had a brother called James Jesus was an apocalyptic prophet: … Continue reading

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John 5-8

Jesus heals a paralyzed man by the Pool of Bethesda, in Jerusalem.  The Jews seek to persecute him because he did this on a Sabbath, and claimed to be God’s son.  Jesus gives them a long talk, on these subjects: … Continue reading

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