The origin of Saint Veronica: Berenice, Judean princess

Summary In this post I speculate that the origin of the early Christian saint “Veronica” was the real-life Berenice, Judean princess and mistress/fiancée to Titus Flavius. I suggest that in the 80s CE, after Titus’s death, Berenice became a member of the Roman congregation of …

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What was the origin of Mark’s congregation?

This post presents my thoughts about the pre-Markan history of his congregation. It’s entirely top-of-my-head speculation, but of interest—I hope—because I’ve spent several years immersed in the Gospel of Mark and its adjacent texts. My thoughts are consistent with the picture I paint in The …

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