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Jesus the Nazarene, not “from” Nazareth

The Gospel according to Matthew is the oldest text of the New Testament translated directly from Aramaic (the language spoken in Galilee at the time of Jesus) to modern times. The translation of the Septuagint (LXX) into Classical Greek, however, was the cause of one of the greatest misunderstandings in the history of Christianity, according  Full Article…

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The oral tradition: Sunnah and Hadith

Sunnah (sunnah, سنة, plural سنن sunan) is the verbally transmitted record of the teachings, deeds and sayings of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, as well as various reports about Muhammad’s companions. The Quran and the Sunnah make up the two primary sources of Islamic theology and law. The Sunnah is also defined as “a path, a  Full Article…

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Letter of James 4, 7-17

7 Submit yourselves[note a], then, to GOD. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to GOD and He will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before  Full Article…

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Cassino – Jerusalem: Day 8

18 September 2017 Departure: Bojano – 08:40 am Arrival: Sepino Weather: Sunny Distance: 18,35 Km Moving Time: 3h 24m Elevation gain: 491 mt I left the tiny tent twisting as if I had slept in a drawer of an old dresser. I ascertained that the backpack was intact, since for reasons of space I had  Full Article…

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Cassian’s Spiritual Conferences: Learning from the experience of our ancestors

Jhon Cassian c. AD 360 – c. 435), also known as John the Ascetic and John Cassian the Roman (Latin: Ioannes Eremita Cassianus, Ioannus Cassianus, or Ioannes Massiliensis), was a Christian monk and theologian celebrated in both the Western and Eastern churches for his mystical writings. Cassian is noted for his role in bringing the ideas and practices  Full Article…

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