A Christian type-scene? Exploring John’s Gospel

Christian Adaptation of Hebrew Narrative: reading the pericope of the meeting between Jesus and the Samaritan woman (John 4: 5ff.) It is instructive to consider the cultural context of John’s Gospel, especially in light of subsequent history. In 90-100 C.E. the Jewish Christian community—the Jesus movement—was struggling as a marginalized sect within Judaism as a […]

Historical and Literary Time-lines

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The Bible as Literature: a quick orientation

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History of Modern Israel-Palestine

Jerusalem, Temple Mount / Dome of the Rock Israel-Palestine Map(s) The Birth of Modern Israel: an NPR history The Holy Land: 1098-2003