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125,993. We travel from trailer park to trailer park spreading the good news. (Gangstas: Canada & Nova Scotia & Trailers & Mockumentaries & Nightclub & Bible) Trailer Park Boys s2e5: The Bible Pimp, Bible salesman
12,249. One tiny nation conquered again and again – it was the Israelites. (Bible & Old Testament & Israel) Empires Special: Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites: By the Rivers of Babylon PBS
12,250. They were the people of the Book, the people of Abraham. (Bible & Old Testament & Israel) ibid.
12,251. The Israelites would change human history as much as any empire that ever existed. (Bible & Old Testament & Israel) ibid.
12,252. The Judaeans decided to fight for their survival as a people. They chose to fight not with spears and swords but by writing a book. (Bible & Old Testament & Israel & Judea) ibid.
12,253. A guide to how the Judaean exiles should live. (Bible & Old Testament & Israel & Judea) ibid.
12,254. The Judaean scribes began to re-write and edit together stories about their past ... the Hebrew Bible. (Bible & Old Testament & Israel & Judea) ibid.
12,255. God gave Moses his laws ... The Ten Commandments were the heart of a binding covenant between God and the Israelites. (Bible & Old Testament & Israel & Moses & Ten Commandments & Covenant) ibid.
12,256. The story of King David ... The Israelites already had a king called Saul ... David was like a son to Saul. (Bible & Old Testament & Israel & David & Saul) ibid.
12,257. The last remaining tribe of Israel: Judah. (Bible & Old Testament & Judea) ibid.
12,258. The Book of Deuteronomy banned the worship of Asherah and other pagan gods. (Bible & Old Testament & Israel & Gods & Asherah) ibid.
12,259. After Josiah’s death the kings that followed him re-established the worship of Ashara and other gods. (Bible & Old Testament & Israel & Josiah & Gods) ibid.
12,260. God decided to send the Judeans into exile and start over. (Bible & Old Testament & Israel & Judea) ibid.
116,481. In the 6th century B.C. Judaean captives in Babylon wrote the first edition of the Hebrew Bible. After they returned to Jerusalem this new book would define the Judaean people. (Bible & Old Testament & Israel & Judea) Empires Special: Kingdom of David: The Book and the Sword, PBS
12,261. In 63 B.C. the Roman general Pompeii led his legions into the land of Judea. (Bible & Old Testament & Israel & Judea & Empire: Roman) Empires Special: Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites: The End of Days PBS
12,262. The triumph of the Romans produced a crisis of faith amongst the Jews. (Bible & Old Testament & Israel & Judea & Empire: Roman) ibid.
12,263. The zealots made a public declaration of war against Rome. (Bible & Old Testament & Israel & Judea & Empire: Roman) ibid.
12,264. In 70 A.D. after a siege marked by starvation and terror of crucifixions the Roman army broke through the walls of Jerusalem. (Bible & Old Testament & Israel & Empire: Roman & Jerusalem) Empires Special: Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites: The Gifts of the Jews PBS
12,265. There would also be a monumental challenge from within: a breakaway form of Judaism called Christianity. (Bible & Old Testament & Israel & Empire: Roman & Christianity) ibid.
12,266. Masada: one rebel group was still holding out against Rome. (Bible & Old Testament & Israel & Empire: Roman) ibid.
12,267. The rebellion began among a band of outlaws living in the countryside. Their leader was called Simon bar Kokhba. (Bible & Old Testament & Israel & Empire: Roman) ibid.
12,268. The Romans now set themselves the goal of wiping the Jews from Judea. (Bible & Old Testament & Israel & Empire: Roman & Judea) ibid.
12,269. The Romans changed the name of the region from Judea to Palestine. Then they banned all Jews from Jerusalem. (Bible & Old Testament & Israel & Empire: Roman & Judea & Jerusalem & Palestine) ibid.
12,270. In the centuries ahead, this new prejudice of Christians towards Jews would lead to anti-Jewish laws, violent attacks and mass evictions. (Bible & Old Testament & Israel & Empire: Roman & Christian) ibid.
12,286. You can’t be sure what materials are historical and what aren’t. This debate has been going on for two and a half centuries now. (New Testament & Bible) Professor Robert Eisenman
12,307. The [Christian] Gospel stories are no more historic than the Genesis creation accounts are scientific. They are filled with exaggerations, miracles and admitted propaganda. They were written during a context of time when myths were being born, exchanged, elaborated and corrupted, and they were written to an audience susceptible to such fables. They are cut from the same cloth as other religions and fables of the time. Taking all of this into account, it is rational to conclude that the New Testament Jesus is a myth. (Jesus & New Testament & Bible & Gospels) Dan Barker, Godless
12,331. The Jesus of Nazareth who came forward publicly as the Messiah, who preached the ethic of the kingdom of God, who founded the kingdom of heaven upon earth and died to give his work its final consecration never existed ... He will be a Jesus, who was Messiah, and lived as such, either on the ground of a literary fiction of the earliest Evangelist, or on the ground of a purely eschatological Messianic conception. In either case, He will not be a Jesus Christ to whom the religion of the present can ascribe, according to its long-cherished custom, its own thoughts and ideas, as it did with the Jesus of its own making ... It is not given to history to disengage that which is abiding and eternal in the being of Jesus from the historical forms in which it worked itself out, and to introduce it into our world as a living influence. (Jesus & Christian & Bible & New Testament) Albert Schweitzer, The Quest of the Historical Jesus ch20 results
12,333. The story of Jesus wasn’t quite as unique as you might have thought. That the Hindu God Krishna also had a miraculous birth and was also attended by angels and shepherds. And that like Jesus the Buddha also performed miracles, walking on water and feeding the five hundred. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Hindu & Buddha) Dr Robert Beckford, The Hidden Story of Jesus
12,334. Krishna: There is also an immaculate conception and the birth is heralded by angels. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Hindu) ibid.
12,335. I was taught repeatedly that the Christian story of Jesus was totally unique. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament) ibid.
12,336. More similarities I found between Krishna and Jesus. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Hindu) ibid.
12,337. According to tradition his [Buddha] mother Maya gave birth to him miraculously. Like Jesus he was also predicted to be a great man from birth, and wise men travelled to see him ... Like Jesus he was also tempted by a devil figure but resisted ... In their teachings both Jesus and Buddha provide a very practical guide to personal transformation that is remarkable similar. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Buddha) ibid.
12,338. The similarities between the teachings of Jesus and Buddha are remarkable. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Buddha) ibid.
12,339. It was Paul and his followers who created much of the Christianity we know today ... Much of the dogma that surrounds Jesus was created by Paul. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Paul & Christian) ibid.
12,340. The rise of Mithras almost exactly parallels the rise of Jesus ... A saviour God who offered his followers a life after death – did Christianity steal these ideals? (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Christian & Mithras) ibid.
12,341. One tradition claims Mithras even had a virgin birth. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Mithras) ibid.
12,342. They chose December 25th, the winter solstice, which also happens to be the birthday of Mithras. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Christmas & Mithras) ibid.
12,343. The Roman god Mithras and the ancient Egyptian cult of Osiris are just too close to home to be dismissed so easily. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Mithras & Osiris) ibid.
12,344. What are you left with? Jesus the Jew. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament) ibid.
12,345. Christianity’s greatest ever lie – that the Jews were responsible for the death of Jesus on the Cross. This simple untruth laid the foundations for centuries of brutal and bloody anti-Semitism, ending with the Nazi-led holocaust of the Second World War. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Christianity & Jewry) ibid.
12,346. There are some Jews who do believe in Jesus. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Jews) ibid.