Women in the New Testament
Women in the New Testament are presented for the most part along the contours of both Jewish and Greco-Roman concepts of the social construction of gender roles. Women’s value to society was in their role in procreation. There are some exceptions...
Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Motier, Marquis De Lafayette
Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Motier, Marquis De Lafayette, oil on canvas painting by Charles Wilson Peale, 1779-1780. Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia.
Napoleon in Aachen by Henri-Paul Motte
A painting (dated 1898) of a fictionalised event in which Napoleon (1769-1821) looks upon Charlemagne's imperial crown in Aachen, Germany, to symbolise the continuity between one European conqueror and another. Current location unknown.
The Calydonian Boar Hunt, Peter Paul Rubens
Listen to an audio commentary about a painting in the J. Paul Getty Museum's collection. The Calydonian Boar Hunt, Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish, about 1611 - 1612, oil on panel http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=267599...
The New Testament contains four gospels attributed to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The four gospels are not biographies of Jesus, nor are they history as we define it. What each gospel attempted to do was write a theological explanation...
Dr. Paul Minnis: Paquime
In this "Tea and Archaeology" lecture, sponsored by Archaeology Southwest, Dr. Minnis describes research conducted in the other half of the "Southwest" culture area, where archaeologists are seeking to place what we know about Paquimé/Casas...
The Bible takes its name from the Latin Biblia ('book' or 'books') which comes from the Greek Ta Biblia ('the books') traced to the Phoenician port city of Gebal, known as Byblos to the Greeks. Writing became associated with Byblos as an...
Alboin (r. 560-572 CE) was a king of the Lombards who led his people into Italy and founded the Kingdom of the Lombards which lasted from 568-774 CE. His father was Audoin, King of the Lombards, and his mother Queen Rodelinda. He was most...
Cilicia Campestris was one of the six districts of the Roman province of Cilicia organized by Pompey the Great (l. c. 106-48 BCE) in 64 BCE. The name translates roughly into “Cilicia of the Plains” and corresponds to the earlier...
Historical Problems in the Trial(s) & Crucifixion in the Gospels
The story of the trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ is reenacted every year by Christians all over the world in the Easter liturgy. The story has become an essential article of faith and is rarely questioned by New Testament scholars and...