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Loose, flowing hair is a symbol of penitence in Christian art

“She began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head.”

Why did Elisha refuse Naaman’s gift?

“There were also many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.”

What is an “apocryphal” book of the Bible?

The word can be confusing as it has been used in different ways over the centuries.

Why don’t Catholics have dietary restrictions?

Both Jews and Muslims are forbidden certain foods, but Catholics can eat anything.

This ancient book nearly made it into the Bible

The "Shepherd of Hermas" was viewed by many Early Church Fathers as a praiseworthy book to read.

The medieval Tree of Jesse was the first “family tree” used to represent a genealogy

"There shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots."

“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed …” What kind of faith is the Gospel referring to?

A look at the Greek and Hebrew words for “faith” can help us understand the mustard seed’s metaphor.

St. Martha: Homemaker, devoted sister, dragon-slayer

Legend has it that after the events of the New Testament, Martha went to France where she slayed a dragon.

Adam is often referred to as “the first gardener.” What was he cultivating?

As is often the case in the Bible, translation sheds light on an interesting perspective on the human condition.

A Bible that survived hell

Incredible to think that a Bible that came from 9/11 was permanently opened to THIS passage!

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