Bible History

Everytime we say the creed, we note that Jesus “descended into hell.” Holy Saturday is the day that commemorates this event. What happened on this day, and how do we celebrate it? Here are 12 things you need to know.   1. What happened on the first Holy Saturday? Here on earth, Jesus’ disciples mourned […]

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Good Friday is the most somber day of the Christian year. It is the day our Savior died for us. It is the day we were redeemed from our sins by the voluntary death of God Himself at the hands of man. Here are 9 things you need to know.   1. Why is this […]

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Every single Mass, we hear the words “on the night he was betrayed.” That night was Holy Thursday, and it is one of the most important nights in all of history. Here are 10 things you need to know.   1. What happened on the original Holy Thursday? An amazing amount of stuff! This was […]

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We are about to leave Lent and enter the liturgical season known as “Triduum.” What is this season, and why is it does the Church say that it is “the culmination of the entire liturgical year”? Here are 6 things you need to know. 1. What does “Triduum” mean? It comes from Latin roots that […]

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This Sunday I winced when we got to the following line in the Gospel reading: It was now about noon and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon because of an eclipse of the sun (Luke 23:44-45). “An eclipse of the sun”? Really? Surely the translators of the New American Bible, […]

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Palm Sunday–or is it Passion Sunday?–marks the beginning of Holy Week. This day commemorates not one but two very significant events in the life of Christ. Here are 9 things you need to know. 1. What is this day called? The day is called both “Palm Sunday” and “Passion Sunday.” The first name comes from […]

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Jesus meets an incredulous group of people from his home town in this Wednesday’s Gospel reading (Mark 6:1-6). It’s a fascinating text, and it has a surprising number of interesting details. Let’s take a look . . .   What Happened? First, here’s the text itself: 1 He went away from there and came to his […]

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Bart Ehrman is a smart guy, but he sometimes handles his sources in the most frustrating and misleading manner. For example, in his book Did Jesus Exist? (where he is on the right side for once), he writes: Several significant studies of literacy have appeared in recent years showing just how low literacy rates were […]

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Wouldn’t it be great if scientists invented a device that enabled us to have a window into the past–so that we wouldn’t just have to read about the past in books? Instead, with the new device–let’s call it a Time Window–we could actually see events occurring in the past in real time, with our own eyes? […]

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A reader writes: Does the Church teach of any parallel between the 12 Apostles and the 12 tribes of Israel? I don’t know of a Church document that stresses this connection off the top of my head, though there probably are some that do. It is generally acknowledged among Bible scholars that the New Testament […]

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