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Ancient World Timeline: This Bible Knowledge Accelerator program contains a general timeline of events ranging from 2200 B.C. through 100 A.D.

The Historical Evidence of Christ: Many links to sites about the historical evidence of Christ.

Chart of the Life of Jesus in Chronological Order: This Bible Knowledge Accelerator program contains a clickable chart of the life of Jesus in chronological order with dates. It also includes the four gospel accounts arranged topically with the New King James translation of the New Testament, with a full color map. You can download more detailed studies concerning various topics by visiting Bible History Online.

Messianic Prophecy: Is the study of ancient Jewish (Old Testament) prophecies and predictions regarding the Messiah or "Anointed One". Bible History Online offers a Messianic Prophecy Audio Series with commentary.

In the Light of Prophecy: This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and withalmost no restrictions whatsoever.  You may copy it, give it away orre-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included
with this eBook or online at

Assyria and Bible Prophecy: This Bible Knowledge Accelerator program contains a brief overview of ancient Assyria in the light of Bible prophecy during Old Testament Times. You can download more detailed studies concerning various topics by visiting Bible History Online.

Pontius Pilate: The fifth Roman procurator of Judea (ruled 26-36 AD), who issued the official order sentencing Jesus to death by crucifixion (Mt 27; Mk 15; Lk 23; Jn 18-19).


Impregnable Strenght of Jerusalem:

The Destruction of Israel:

Jewish Literature in the First Century A.D.

History of the Hellenized Jew:

Jews Under Roman Rule:

Hebrew and Aramaic:

The Synagogue:

The Temple:

Warning to Trespassers In the Temple:

The Tax Collectors:

The Jewish Calendar:

Rabbinical Works Resources:


THE CHIEF PRIESTS: The high priest stood at the apex of an elaborate hierarchy of temple personnel. Directly beneath him in rank were the chief priests, an exclusive group of about 200 highborn Jews. The most important of them was the captain of the temple, second only in rank and power to the high priest. His duties included supervision of the whole body of priests and of all temple activities. Other chief priests had charge of the daily and weekly temple services, the temple treasury and the maintenance of the sacred vessels.

THE PHARISEES: Closely linked with the scribes were the Pharisees. The name of the Pharisees literally means 'separated ones'. Their roots go back to the movement of 'the pious' (Hebrew Hasidim) who with the Maccabees, opposed attempts to introduce Greek elements into Jewish culture in the second century BC. Later they opposed the Maccabees when they combined secular and religious offices. They becamea group of laymen who had chosen to live in strictest adherence to scribal tradition and law. Although there were many scribes among the Pharisees who were leaders in their communities, the majority of Pharisees were simple, uneducated men. It was their extreme piety rather than their wisdom that set them apart from others, and they often went to great lengths to demonstrate that piety.

THE SCRIBES: In the decades just before and during the time of Jesus, the dominant role of the Sadducean families was being overtaken by a new and dynamic ruling class of scribes. These men came from all classes. Some were priests, but the vast majority were merchants, artisans and laborers. Among the most famous scribes in Jesus' day, there was Shammai (a carpenter) and Hillel (a laborer).

SADDUCEES: The Sadducees were so named because they claimed to be descended from Zadok, the high priest at the time of King David and King Solomon. They consisted of the wealthy aristocratic families who controlled the office of high priest. They rejected belief in angels and the resurrection, but they were not liberal rationalists. Rather, they were staunch conservatives, who observed the Law of the Books of Moses (Pentateuch) and who rejected later interpretations of the law, the 'oral law'.

The Essenes:

The Zealots:

The Sanhedrin: