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The Book of Acts

c. 5-67 C.E.; also “the Apostle Paul,” “Saint Paul,” and “Saul of Tarsus.” He is perhaps the most influential early Christian missionary. The writings ascribed to him by the church (the Pauline epistles) form a considerable portion of the New Testament. The influence on Christian thinking of the epistles ascribed …

James, the brother of Jesus, is mentioned several times in the New Testament. Matt. 13:55 Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? (See also Mark 6:3) After the resurrection: I Cor. 15:7 After that, he …

BACKGROUND Herod Antipas was the son of Herod the Great. He was called Herod the Tetrarch, ruler of Galilee from 4 B.C.E. to 39 C.E. (Luke 3:1). Herod founded a city in Galilee called “Tiberias,” named after the Roman Emperor. Jesus called him “that fox” when he heard certain Pharisees …