Summary of Christmas and Hanukkah Special – Episode 1 – Introduction
This is the very first episode of our mini-series on the story of Christianity and Africa.
We explain why we are starting with Christianity, in our eventual objective to go through all the significant religions in Africa.
We lay the foundation for our mini-series, by explaining the foundational tenets of Judaism. We explain that in order to discuss Christianity and even Islam, Judaism needs to be explained first. Judaism is the foundation for both Christianity and Islam
We briefly introduce the geographical area on which the story of the foundation of Judaism and Christianity occurred. What kind of area was it?
We provide a high level overview of the historical sources we will be using for the mini-series.
Starring: Josephus; Philo; Tacitus; Judaism; Christianity; Islam; Isiah; David; Solomon…and many more
Further Reading and References
- Montefiore, S.S. 2011. Jerusalem, The Biography. Weidenfeld &
- Scherman, Nosson. “Origin of the Name Chanukah”.
https://torah.org/interest/originchanukah/ . Retrieved 09 December
- Stevens, G. History in the Bible, Podcast.
https://www.historyinthebible.com . Retrieved 08 December 2019
- Whealey, Al. 2008. The Testimonium Flavianum in Syriac and Arabic.
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