Did you know…?

The Dead Sea Scrolls contain manuscripts of at least part of every book of the Old Testament except the book of Esther. The stone jars with the ancient scrolls were found in 1947 at Qumran near the Dead Sea and they have provided an invaluable source of evidence for the basic accuracy of the Bible…

Bondage in Egypt

Little direct evidence is available for the Israelites being enslaved by the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt, but there is a wealth of what we might call circumstantial evidence.  The Biblical account contains general background information about Egypt during the eighteenth and nineteenth dynasties of the Pharaohs, when Israel were enslaved. One well know part of…

The Price of Betrayal

During the time of Jesus’s preaching the ‎Roman authorities operated a mint in Tyre which produced silver shekels of a very high purity (94 percent silver or more). These and half-shekels were the only coins accepted by the temple in Jerusalem. When Jesus needed to pay the temple tax, this was the coin that Jesus told…

Did you know … ?

The small stone inscription (or stele) in this picture is archaeological proof that King David was a real historical figure who founded a dynasty of kings in Israel, just as the Biblical history describes. The inscription on the stele is in Aramaic and describes the victories of the Syrians over the town of Dan and…

Understanding the Gospels

A 12 section course about the gospel records of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, in the New Testament of the Bible. The word “gospel” means “good news”, and this course material is largely based on the contents of the records themselves. It aims to provide sound evidence that Jesus was a real historical figure and…

Bible Reading Plan with guidance notes

Start at any time of year with our clearly laid out plan which will take you through the most important messages of the Bible in a year. As you follow the reading plan, use the notes provided to help you think about and understand the passages.  We hope you find them both interesting and useful in…