The Gates of Hell

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Series: The impact of the Jewish roots of JesusModern Banyas where the River Jordan has it’s visible origin.  In Biblical times, this source was called ‘The Gates of Hades’Several years ago I led a party of about 20 on a trip through Israel. One of my favourite places was a place which today is called

The Last Supper

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Series: The impact of the Jewish roots of JesusOne of the greatest works of art of all time is Leonardo de Vinci’s portrayal of the Last Supper in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria della Grazie, Milan. Unfortunately it is woefully inaccurate from a historic point of view!  The painting depicts Jesus and

Jesus’ Jewish Roots

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Series: The impact of the Jewish roots of JesusI have recently returned from visiting a fine church in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA. Once a month they hold an Erev Shabbat celebration where they recreate elements of the biblical festivals of ancient Israel. The idea is to connect with the Jewish roots of the Christian Faith

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