In 2016 Easter took place a month out of sync with the Jewish observance of Passover. Yet according to the New Testament, Jesus was crucified at the same time the priests would have been killing the Passover lambs.
Exploring the subject of crucifixion in the ancient world sheds additional light on the practice and also reveals what actually caused Christ to die.
Jesus’ popularity among the people crescendos upon His arrival in Jerusalem, strengthening the resolve of the religious authorities to kill Him.
The establishment of Easter as a key Christian festival is an example of the syncretization of Judeo-Christian and pagan celebrations.
Easter: How can it be that the book the Christian world calls holy is silent on one of traditional Christianity’s most important celebrations?
The actual cause of Jesus’ death on the cross has long been debated, but the biblical accounts tell us precisely how, and why, He died.
For centuries Christians have celebrated Christ’s resurrection on Sunday. But does the Bible really describe an Easter Sunday resurrection?
In the last days before His crucifixion, Jesus gives His followers some keys to staying faithful until His promised return.
Two new books attempt to tell the story of the last days of Jesus’ life but go astray in their conclusions.
Easter is considered one of the oldest and most sacred Christian holidays, but what do rabbits and eggs have to do with the celebration?
Vision publisher David Hulme interviews theologian John Garr, president of Restoration Foundation, for the Vision.org documentary Quest for the Real Paul.
History gives some clear answers related to the mysterious tale of the Easter bunny.
Early Church leader Polycrates was not afraid to hold fast to his beliefs in the face of persecution.
Personally taught by the apostle John, Polycarp remained totally faithful to the teaching of the apostles.