Whether you look at Albrecht Dürer’s (1471-1528) famous woodcut of Jesus Christ which he based upon the picture given in Rev. 1:12-16 or at other less famous attempts to capture John’s iconography, it is clear that John had no interest in making Jesus aesthetically competitive with the other gods and goddesses of the Graeco-Roman world.  … Continue reading A REALLY UGLY JESUS


Emperor Hadrian Forget what you learned in elementary school, what Hollywood has depicted, and perhaps what your Bible Professor might have implied about “flat earth” theories in antiquity.  Folks living at the time of the New Testament did not believe the world was flat and had four corners.  The prophet John and his contemporaries knew … Continue reading GEOPOLITICAL JESUS