E.M. Blaiklock, The Archaeology of the New Testament

This is a really fab. book – I didn’t underline anything because I didn’t see it as a life-changing book – it was full, however, of background and contextual information. It had an especially great examination of Pontius Pilate’s political career. The book is out of print, but available at used book stores, one of which is available in the title link. Why are good books ever out of print?

I have been working into my definition of truth that truth always exists in context. Even within the Trinity (within which Jesus said, “I am the Truth”), truth exists in relational context as the three are one.  That means there is no such thing as absolutely abstract, objective truth; in order to be observed, truth must pass through a context. I think this may make some people nervous….but it makes sense. Jesus was the truth – he was not a statement or a policy. He was a man in the context of men who brought them himself, which was/is the same as bringing the truth.

Truth… think about it.

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