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The tradition of palm branches on Palm Sunday actually originates with the Jewish festival of Sukkoth, also called the Festival of the Tabernacles or Booths, which was probably the most popular holiday among the Jews in the first century. In the observance of Sukkoth, worshippers processed through Jerusalem and in the Temple, waving in their right hands ...


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Because the founders were not Christian. The American Revolution took place during a period of history known as the Enlightenment, when Christianity was falling out of favor amongst the European aristocracy and the educated elites in the European colonies. So the Declaration of Independence (and other early American legal documents) were written from the ...


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The New Testament was written in Greek by Greek-speaking writers for a Greek-speaking, largely Gentile audience. Paul was a Jew of the diaspora, and diaspora Jews used Greek in their everyday lives, with many of them unfamiliar with the Aramaic (or Hebrew) of Palestinian Jews. The development of the Septuagint is evidence of this language difference. ...


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My answer is from the point of view of critical scholars, in other words experts who have studied the New Testament texts to establish who really wrote them and when. Sometimes, these scholars come up with some surprising conclusions. I will list the New Testament books in approximate chronological order, but alter this when necessary for clarity. It is ...



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