The Four Gospels

As I’m sure you’re aware, there are four gospels in the New Testament, a “gospel” being a story of the life and ministry of Jesus. The standard understanding is that each of these gospels has a different “target audience”. Matthew’s target audience is the Jews — and consequently is concerned with showing how Jesus is…

Sepphoris

Last week I mentioned Sepphoris — a city about 4 miles from Nazareth which was a major urban-renewal and pet project of Herod. The excavated areas at Sepphoris have so far yielded public buildings and baths, residential areas, an amphitheater, market building, industrial installations, cisterns, and a complex drainage system. Sepphoris was built on a…