The tomb of Jesus (First part)

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On the 7th April edition of the english newspaper “The Independent” is appeared again an article on the famous and very disputed question of the supposed “Jesus’ family tomb” found at Talpiot, Jerusalem. Before to discuss the position of the author – Aryeh Shimron – I want to publish an …

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The Historical Accuracy of the Patriarchal Narratives (Third part)

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When the traditions are examined in the light of the evidence, the first assertion to be made is that already suggested, namely, that the stories of the patriarchs fit authentically in the milieu of the second millenium, specifically in that of the centuries sketched in the preceding chapter, far better …

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The Historical Accuracy of the Patriarchal Narratives (Second part)

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We now have texts by the literal tens of thousand contemporaneous with the period of Israel’s origins. Important among these are: the Mari texts of the eighteenth century (some 25,000), the Cappadocian texts of the nineteenth century (many thousands), thousands of documents of the First Dynasty of Babylon (nineteenth to …

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