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1854 Samuel Prideaux Tregelles
From Tregelles ' Preface to his 1854 An Account of the Printed Text of the Greek New Testament . A bit on the importance of knowing Biblical languages and the texts of the Bible in those languages: THIS Account of the Printed Text of the Greek New Testament...

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Redeeming Christian Holy Days: Another Bunny Attacks
A brief note on the misuse of Bodleian Library Manuscript Bodl. 264 Folio 21 This image is now being used to demonstrate pagan origins of the Easter Bunny: An example from  California State University-San Marcos The drawing is from Prudence Jones and  Nigel...

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Samhain and The Mound of Hostages, Tara, Ireland
Dumha na nGiall, Mound of the Hostages An interesting claim about the ancientness of Samhain is made on the Knowth website. On their page for Tlachtga - Hill of Ward , they have a photo of sunrise light hitting part of the back of a small passage grave know...

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Samhain and The Mound of Hostages, Tara, Ireland
An interesting claim about the ancientness of Samhain is made on the Knowth website. On their page for Tlachtga - Hill of Ward , they have a photo of sunrise light hitting part of the back of a small passage grave known as the Mound of Hostages. The photo w...

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Audio Church Fathers
Writings of the First Century, Apostolic Fathers This list will be edited and added to as more audio sources are found. The First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians  recorded Apr 12, 2008 Librivox recording of ...

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Alexander Tille's Yule and Christmas; Chapter 7
VII. Solstices and Equinoxes In this chapter Tille takes on the notion that the ancient pagan German religions were somehow solar based. The chapter is worth reading on its own simply because the false claims Tille rebuts are expressed today in the same lan...

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Alexander Tille's Yule and Christmas; Chapter 6
VI. Martinmas and Michaelmas Tille begins this chapter by challenging the “opinion [that] Michaelmas is an older term and festival than Martinmas” which was advanced by Professor Karl Weinhold . Along with this theory of precedence Weinhold asserted that th...

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Alexander Tille's Yule and Christmas; Chapter 5
V. Martinmas, and the Dual Division of the Year The focus of this chapter is on how the evidence speaks about at dual division of the year. Several significant points regarding this division were already brought forward in the preceding chapter. The lines o...

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Alexander Tille's Yule and Christmas; Chapter 4
IV. Martinmas, and the Tri-Partition of the Year Chapters IV and V are a fuller exposition of the medieval textual evidence for the briefer presentation and assertions Tille made in the first chapter about the Tri-Partition and Dual Division of the Germanic...

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Alexander Tille's Yule and Christmas; Chapter 3
III. The Feast of Martinmas This chapter begins Tille’s efforts to give what he believes to be evidence that there are traditions from an ancient Germanic mid-November New Year feast that have become absorbed by the later but proximate Church festival of Ma...
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