Category Archives: New Testament Studies

Whose face was on the coin?

When Jesus was a teenager, eighteen years of age, an unusual coin was minted in the Roman Empire. It had two faces. On one side was the figure of Augustus and on the other was Tiberius, his adopted son. Advertisements

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Temple Cleansing ‘Contradiction’ (3)

The “2-cleansings” debate has done us another favour as well.  By resolving a superficial contradiction, the timeline of Jesus’ ministry comes into clear focus.  Was it two years or three?  Some have even asked if it lasted a mere one … Continue reading

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Temple Cleansing ‘Contradiction’ (2)

If there really was a contradiction between John and the other gospels concerning the clearing of the temple, it would be a single error about timing. John says it happened at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry but Matthew, Mark and … Continue reading

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Temple Cleansing ‘Contradiction’ (1)

Contradiction hunters may have done Bible-believers a favour when it comes to their old favourite, “when did Jesus cleanse the Temple?” In each of the synoptic gospels – Matthew, Mark and Luke – the event comes at the end, only … Continue reading

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