• 09Aug

    The Greek island of Cos is situated in the center of the Dodecanese island chain off the southwest coast of Turkey. This essay gives a description, and some of the history and archaeology, of the island made famous by Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. I used my “sanctified imagination” to try and reconstruct what the Apostle Paul and Dr. Luke might have seen and said when they were on the island (Acts 21:1).

  • 17Jun

    The Via Egnatia was an important Roman road crossing Ancient Macedonia and Thrace. Originally this road was built to move the Roman war machine to the East, later it was used by the Early Church to spread the Gospel of peace to a pagan world. This article will discuss the history, archaeology, and construction of […]

  • 21Mar

    There is an apocryphal story that is told of the 39th president of the United States. During one of his shuttle diplomacy trips to the Middle East after the Camp David Accord was signed, he visited the office of President Anwar Sadat of Egypt. He noticed there were three telephones on his desk: a red […]

  • 27Nov

    Every Christmas season we have UN-Biblical Sunday School Christmas plays. This article examines some of these myths that we perpetrate every year. Click here to download and read “The Sunday School Myths of Christmas”.

  • 01May

    The greatest weekend in salvation history was predicted by King David the prophet in Psalm 16 almost a thousand years before it happened. In Gethsemane we see His trust (Psalm 16:1-6); up to Gabbatha, we see him unmovable (16:7-8); at Golgotha, we see His joy (16:9a); in the “Garden Tomb,” we see Him risen (16:9b-10); […]

  • 25Apr

    There are two special exhibitions in New York City that illustrate the World of the New Testament. The first is at the Onassis Center in the Olympic Tower on 5th Ave. This exhibit is entitled: “God’s and Mortals at Olympus.” All the objects from this display come from the city of Dion, a Roman colony […]

  • 01Nov

    by Gordon Franz In his latest book, Temple: Amazing New Discoveries that Change Everything About the Location of Solomon’s Temple (2014), Robert Cornuke advocates that the Temples of King Solomon and Herod the Great were not located on the Temple Mount as vast majority of scholars believe, but were situated over the Gihon Spring in the […]

  • 06Aug

    New York School of the Bible (NYSB) is sponsoring a study tour of Biblical Greece. The emphasis will be on the cities and places that were visited by the Apostle Paul and his co-workers, as well as sites that have an indirect bearing on the Biblical text. Gordon Franz will be leading the tour of Biblical Greece March 15-25, […]

  • 10Apr

    by Gordon Franz The 2014 Associates for Biblical Research (ABR) Study Tour of Biblical Greece is, as they say, history. Biblical Greece is more than just the sites visited by the Apostle Paul and his teams when he was on his 2nd, 3rd, and 4th missionary journeys. The Apostle Peter was in Greece on several occasions. […]

  • 21Jan

    by Gordon Franz Introduction Eusebius (AD 260-340), considered to be the Father of Early Church History, described Luke the Physician in these terms: “Luke, who was by race an Antiochian and a physician by profession, was long a companion of Paul, and had careful conversation with the other Apostles, and in two books left us examples […]

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