New Testament minor figures, Priscilla & Aquila

Acts 18:1-3, 24-28 Romans 16:3-5 Whether one says Aquila & Priscilla or Priscilla & Aquila or use the formal name Prisca these two minor figures of the New Testament occupy a prominent place in the life of several Churches in the first century. Apparently, this husband and wife team were part of the Jews forced … Read moreNew Testament minor figures, Priscilla & Aquila

New Testament minor figure, Joseph of Arimathea, “The Secret Disciple”

Matthew 27:57, Luke 23:50-53, John 19:38-42 If one was going to write a book for present and future generations that contained “all things that pertain to life and godliness” what would be in it? Certainly, it would depend on the focus of the book and what one hoped to accomplish with the generations. Also, one … Read moreNew Testament minor figure, Joseph of Arimathea, “The Secret Disciple”

The miracles of Jesus: The raising of Lazarus

John 11:17-20 — John 11:33-44 A person typically could travel about 25 miles in a day during New Testament times. Jesus upon hearing the news Lazarus was sick tarried two more days in Bethabara John 10:40 before setting out to Bethany. Even the most direct route to Bethany would take no less than 1½ days … Read moreThe miracles of Jesus: The raising of Lazarus

The miracles of Jesus: A centurion’s servant

Matthew 8:5-13, Luke 7:1-10 Due to the minor differences in the two versions of the healing of the Centurion’s Servant one may conclude it was two different miracles. Matthew is virtually thought of as writing to the Jews and from a Jewish perspective to convince the Jewish race of the validity of Jesus. So the … Read moreThe miracles of Jesus: A centurion’s servant