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By Michael Sturgulewski

Because the days of the early Christian church, unbelievers have brushed off the Gospel of Christ as a delusion or hoax, as far as to claim that Jesus of Nazareth used to be no longer even a historic determine. Christianity, they are saying, is a procedure of religion that's simply a transforming of pre-existing ideals and motifs from either pagan mythology and astrology. during this publication, those claims may be placed to the try as a way to separate truth from fiction in such accusations opposed to Christianity. also, will probably be proven in what methods the individual of Jesus of Nazareth is so significantly certain from different deities imagined to be one of the world's many "crucified saviors."

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It is clear from Chrysostom’s writings that, despite his use of “sun” rather than “son,” he is referring to the historical figure known as Jesus of Nazareth, whom Christians worship as Lord. Nowhere in his writings can it be inferred that his references to the Lord are references to a mere celestial body. His point in this passage was to draw attention to the superiority of the Christian faith above the beliefs held by the pagans, in that Christians worship a personal and living God, whereas pagans worship that which God created.

In stating that Jesus was born on that date, he is not appealing to empirical evidence; but rather, echoing the sentiment of the time. Furthermore, his reference to Jesus as the “Sun of Justice,” is no evidence to support the critics’ claims that Christians worshiped the sun. It is clear from Chrysostom’s writings that, despite his use of “sun” rather than “son,” he is referring to the historical figure known as Jesus of Nazareth, whom Christians worship as Lord. Nowhere in his writings can it be inferred that his references to the Lord are references to a mere celestial body.

Once the priesthood was divided, lots were drawn to determine the order in which each course would serve in the rotation (1 Chr 24: 7-19). D. 5 days). In order to compensate for the additional eleven days gained each year on a strictly twelve month calendar, the Hebrews added a month, 35 called Adar I, between Shebat and Adar, the eleventh and twelfth month. The Jewish months, from first to last, are: Nisan Iyar Sivan Tammuz Av Elul Tishri Cheshvan Kislev Tevet Shevat Adar I Adar 30 days 29 days 30 days 29 days 30 days 29 days 30 days 29-30 days 29-30 days 29 days 30 days 30 days 29 days Mar-Apr Apr-May May-June June-July July-Aug Aug-Sept Sept-Oct Oct-Nov Nov-Dec Dec-Jan Jan-Feb Feb-Mar (leap years only) Feb-Mar The rotation of courses Each course would serve for one week, from Sabbath to Sabbath, in the scheduled rotation, with the exception of the festivals of Unleavened Bread and Passover (Nisan 15-21), Pentecost (Sivan 6), and Tabernacles (Tishri 15), during which all courses were on duty in the Temple.

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