1 Samuel 5:9, in Jerome’s Latin Vulgate, features a strange half verse following the description of the Philistines of Gath being smitten with hemorrhoids: “And while they were carrying [the Ark of the Covenant] about, the hand of the Lord came upon every city with an exceeding great slaughter: and he smote the men of every city, both small and great, and they had hemorrhoids in their secret parts. And the Gethites consulted together, and made themselves seats of skins.” Where could Jerome have found such a reading?
Why do Protestant and Catholics celebrate Easter a week earlier than Orthodox and Coptic Christians?
When is the earliest known celebration of Easter?
If I was going to pick one edition of the New Testament to read, which one would you recommend? Maybe one with informative footnotes to set things in context.
I'm wondering how connected Yahweh and Jesus are to their physical bodies. I'm wondering if the spirit of Jesus is henceforth permanently connected to his body. By what means does Jesus connect with humans on earth from that point on because his body is in heaven?
Does Dr. Robert Eisenman think that Jesus Christ did not exist as a historical figure?
Does Dr. Robert Eisenman think that New Testament is historically unreliable?
What was the point of including the story of the magi visiting Jesus at his birth? If Matthew is the most Jewish gospel, what do a bunch of Persians have to do with the birth of the Messiah?