Dead Sea Scrolls / New Testament / Society and Religion

Just in Time for Easter – Who was the real Jesus?

No matter the holiday, at least the Christian ones, our ‘educational’ channels which we pay for as consumers, like to pick apart those believes that we hold dear. Granted, it’s almost expected now. It’s like the Christmas lights – you just have to have them. This year, there is a move to undermine the ‘historical Jesus.’ Suddenly, everyone got it wrong, and history is a grand conspiracy by men in white hats. Biblical scholar Rachel Havrelock is a MythBuster in her own right, dispelling popular beliefs about Christianity. The University of Illinois at Chicago professor traveled to the Holy


MSNBC's take on PBS's sideshow – Bible gets a reality check

Well, looks like they got the talking points right… Most of these sites reporting the news of the documentary rarely report the other side of the debate, but MSNBC doesn’t do to bad of a job. One of the many issues I have is that they will take archeology and attempt to disprove the Bible, yet when archeology actually supports biblical claims, then it is roundly ignored. via Bible gets a reality check – Cosmic Log – “The Bible’s Buried Secrets,” premiering tonight on PBS, presents archaeological findings that will annoy believers as well as skeptics – which


Isn't PBS publicly funded? PBS to Air 'Bible's Buried Secrets']

Well, it’s about that season again… Anyway, I am sure they will label it the same way they did the last one…you know, that it will not change your faith. The fact is, is that every holiday season, entertainment like this is produced, and with very little evidence except conjecture. I didn’t watch, but I am sure that it Netflix will have it soon enough. via PBS to Air ‘Bible’s Buried Secrets’| A two-hour program set to air Tuesday night claims to have “new discoveries that shake the foundation of biblical archaeology,” echoing claims by other contested documentaries


Earliest Reference to Christ Found: Discovery News

Earliest Reference to Christ Found: Discovery News. I am sure that we will soon see another documentary from those great folks who brought us the ‘Tomb of Jesus’. Seems that the one thing that the Discovery Channel has not yet discovered is decency. A team of scientists led by renowned French marine archaeologist Franck Goddio recently announced that they have found a bowl, dating to between the late 2nd century B.C. and the early 1st century A.D., that, according to an expert epigrapher, could be engraved with the world’s first known reference to Christ. If the word “Christ” refers