Some of my ARTICLES

Saint Paul Writing His Epistles. Oil painting by Valentin de Boulogne AD 1620.

Some of my ARTICLES

Hi!  I'm Christian Gedge.   No, not exactly in the same league as St. Paul, but this page is my place for sharing some interesting things which God has shown me over many years of studying the Bible. '5 Loaves Articles' is not a systematic theology. Rather, it is a basket of special subjects and messages.

Anything on the this site may be printed and used, although copyright should be acknowledged.

Over time I hope to add papers and that our selection will grow for you. In the meantime, please enjoy.


CHRONOLOGY OF THE CROSS

We say that the cross of Christ was the apex of human history. So it was. Why is it then that there isn't unanimous agreement about the date?

Chronology

WAS JESUS CRUCIFIED ON FRIDAY?

For centuries Christians have celebrated 'Good Friday' as the day Jesus died. In recent years a debate has arisen questioning it. Is the traditional view right?

Wednesday, Thursday or Friday crucifixion?

TEMPLE CLEANSING CONTRADICTION

Contradiction hunters may have done Bible-believers a favour when it comes to their old favourite, "when did Jesus cleanse the temple?"

Jesus clearing the temple

THE JUDGES AGREE

Some say the Judges of Israel do not agree with known historical and archaeological data? At best the stories are only of approximate historical value. Think again!

Samson

WAS THE JUBILEE YEAR AN ANCIENT CALENDAR FORMULA?

A curious ‘fiftieth year’ was declared with great awe; but it did not start when the other years did, and it finishes at the wrong end of the calendar. What was it? (6 minutes - speakers on please)

Jubilee Year

ANCIENT HEBREW CALENDAR

The following reconstruction describes an old Hebrew luni-solar calendar distinguished by a sabbatical 'stamp' that made it unique from every other national calendar.

Ancient Calendar

THE TIMES OF THE SIGN

Did we miss an important sign or was it a coincidence? What do you make of it?

The Times

LET THE READER UNDERSTAND

Despite Jesus' admonition, this subject has been abused more than it has been understood. A re-appraisal of the Abomination of Desolation.

Abomination of Desolation

THE OLD TESTAMENT'S SECRET

Were the Sabbath years going somewhere, and if so, where? Video podcast by Christian Gedge. (14 minutes - speakers on please)

Podcast
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