Another Great Book Find

11th July, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

It’s happened again. I found another great book I want to recommend.  Just by browsing online at Christian Book Distributors I discovered the book Paul and His Letters by John B. Polhill.  Now that the Acts portion of GGC:NT2 is halfway written, the epistles are looming ahead. I began reading Polhill’s book in preparation for » Read More

Daily Life in Ancient Galilee

8th November, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

This week in a local church in the Harrisburg-Mechanicsburg, PA, area, I’m doing a workshop on Daily Life in Ancient Galilee. Knowing what life was like in first century Galilee will help students and teachers alike understand how Jesus lived growing up in Nazareth and spending much of His years of ministry around the Sea of » Read More

Who were the Medes?

10th April, 2011 - Posted by Claire Larsen - 2 Comments

The Medes lived in Mesopotamia in around 55o BC. This people group dwelt in individual city states that formed a confederation that historians call the Median Empire. It was a large empire stretching from Asia Minor across the wideness of Mesopotamia and to the borders of India. Though the Medes controlled a great amount of » Read More