Posts tagged with ‘Samaritans’

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Now That’s Christmas!

by Ladd
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With the Christmas season almost upon us it is a good time to rethink the Christmas story. In the gospel of Luke, we have the story of the census under Quirinius, governor of Syria, that required every person to return to his own city to be enrolled. For Joseph and his pregnant wife Mary, that […]

Burning Heretics?

by Ladd
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Two groups that populated Palestine during the time of Jesus were the haberim and the amme ha-arez. The haberim were the scrupulous Jews who were pious in their tithing, rituals, worship and dietary rules. On the other hand, the amme ha-arez “people of the land” were the masses that populated the area and for the […]

So Far, So Good…

by Ladd

4 “Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word. 5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. 6 And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spoke, hearing and seeing the miracles, which he did. 7 For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, […]