Ancient History, History

Herod Antipater

There are¬†a lot of Herodians in the Gospels and Acts. It gets pretty confusing if you're not keeping a score card. Herod the Great and His Kids They all descend from Herod the Great, who the gospel of Matthew says was ruling as King of the Jews when Jesus was born. He died in 4-3… Continue reading Herod Antipater

Church, Ecclesiology (Church), Eschatology, History

Straddling Realities

Yochanan b. Zecharyah was a Jewish teacher and prophet known to the Christian world as John the Baptist. In the gospel of Luke, he is Jesus of Nazareth's second cousin and the son of a Jewish priest. Appearing at the beginning of all four gospels and described as the "forerunner" of the Messiah and the… Continue reading Straddling Realities