from jesus to christ - the first christians

Biblical Archaeology

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Recovering the Material World of the Early Christians
In this essay, New Testament scholar Marianne Bonz explores the difficulties and challenges facing historians trying to piece together the world of ancient Christianity from fragmentary archaeological and literary evidence.

Physical Evidence of the Crucifixion
Archaeological discoveries offer new information about the Roman practice of crucifixion.

symposium . jesus' many faces . a portrait of jesus' world . storytellers . first christians . why did christianity succeed?
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published april 1998

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