Jesus’ Crucifixion in Luke’s Gospel (Luke 23)

The New Testament and the Christian tradition have generally been more concerned with interpreting Jesus’ death than with proving that it took place. What are Luke's concerns?

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The Cleansing (or Cursing?) of the Temple

How should we understand Jesus' actions in the Jerusalem temple in John's Gospel?

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Portraits of Mary in the Gospels

Just as the four Gospels present different portraits of Jesus, so too do they present different portraits of his mother Mary. A minor figure in the earlier Gospels of Mark and Matthew, she becomes more prominent in Luke and John.

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Paul and Rome

What did Paul's declarations about the son of God mean for Romans?

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Bible Odyssey: People, Places, and Passages

Explore the fascinating origins of the Bible and its eventful history. On Bible Odyssey, the world’s leading scholars share the latest historical and literary research on key people, places, and passages of the Bible.

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Mapping Eden

The search for the garden of Eden on earth sounds like the very definition of a lost cause. And yet, there exists a long history in Christianity of mapping the garden of Eden.

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