“Father, forgive them…”

In the first centuries immediately following Jesus’ death, there was a flurry of finger-pointing and anti-Jewish sentiment in the burgeoning Christian community. It appears that some of the early copyists chose to omit this passage as it freed the Jewish people of exclusive culpability for Christ’s death. Continue reading “Father, forgive them…”

Have you ever felt the urge to tear your clothes off?

When reading the Bible, you’re bound to come across an assortment of behaviours, phrases and terms that might seem a bit odd or bizarre to the world of today. For example, have you ever been so sad, angry, desperate or depressed that you felt the need to tear your clothes?   Continue reading Have you ever felt the urge to tear your clothes off?