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Revelation 2: Thyatira

The things Jesus wanted to say to the assemblies in Thyatira comprised a significantly longer message than was delivered to the first three churches. This is, in fact, the longest of Jesus’s seven letters.

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Women’s Lives in Biblical Times

This book involves a great deal of archaeological content. Women’s Lives in Biblical Times, by Jennie Ebeling, PhD , follows the course of a woman named Orah’s life, from birth to the grave, in Iron Age Israel.

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Capharnaum, and the Peter Stone

Tabgha also has another church built around another significant stone. The experience of being there, and praying, Dave and both knew Capharnaum was the right next place to visit.

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Tabgha

What if the place where Jesus fed the five thousand was also the place Jesus went to, soon after His resurrection, to cook a breakfast of fish and hot bread for His disciples, after they had spent a long night of fishing?

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The Magdala Stone

Scholars are still studying and thinking about the meaning of the Magdala Stone. As I searched for explanations, I turned to the Biblical Archaeology Society’s article written in 2021, as well as a few other sources,

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Magdala

As we walked through the chapel, we admired the frescoes of scenes from scripture, read the names of women disciples on the marble pillars, and stopped in the sanctuary to gaze at the replica of the Galilee Boat, thinking about Jesus and His ministry.

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Martyrdom of the Mothers, Part Two

Last week I gave the cultural and Christian context for martyrdom, particularly of women, and mothers at that. I also gave the context of choice, highlighting the difference between Perpetua’s and Felicity’s grisly end in the arena, and Paula’s “living” martyrdom of poverty and self-denial for the sake of Christ.

This week I look at the context of their children.

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