Canaan

With a few exceptions the Biblical writers seem to indicate by this name at the least, the whole of Western or cis-Jordanic Palestine. It extends from the desert of Sin in the south to.......

Peter Simon

St. Peter's true and original name was Simon, sometimes occurring in the form Symeon. He was the son of Jona (Johannes) and was born in Bethsaida, a town on Lake Genesareth, the position of which cannot be established with certainty...

Soul

The question of the reality of the soul and its distinction from the body is among the most important problems of philosophy, for with it is bound up the doctrine of a future life......

Paraclete

Paraclete, Comforter (L. Consolator; Greek parakletos), an appellation of the Holy Spirit. The Greek word which, as a designation of the Holy Spirit at least, occurs only in St. John, has been variously translated "advocate", "intercessor", "teacher, "helper", "comforter". .......

Sheepfold

Jesus is not only our Shepherd who leads us into the "sheepfold", but He is the only door by which we may enter it and be saved (John 10:9). Jesus is the only means we have of receiving eternal life (John 3:16). There is no other way......

The Resurrection of Jesus

The main sources which directly attest the fact of Christ's Resurrection are the Four Gospels and the Epistles of St. Paul. Easter morning is so rich in incident, and so crowded with interested persons, that its complete history presents a rather complicated tableau.....

Passover (Pasch)

Jews of all classes and ways of thinking look forward to the Passover holidays with the same eagerness as Christians do to Christmastide. It is for them the great event of the year. With the exception of the Temple sacrifices.....

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