Ancient Ephesus and the New Testament: Completed Series

I completed my series of blog posts on Ancient Ephesus and the New Testament. At this link, you’ll be able to read the series in logical/chronological order. Also, you are welcome to use this material for any ministry-related or non-profit educational purpose. [Read more...]

How the Wealthy Lived in Ancient Ephesus

Part 11 of series: Ancient Ephesus and the New Testament How the Wealthy Lived in Ancient Ephesus During my last visit to Ephesus, I had the opportunity to tour the so-called “Terrace Houses,” which are stacked in three terraces on Bulbul Mountain in the center of Ephesus. Centuries ago, they were buried by landslides that [Read More...]

The House of the Virgin Mary?

The so-called House of the Virgin Mary near Ephesus

The House of the Virgin Mary? For most of my life, I never gave much thought to what happened to Mary, the mother of Jesus, after his death. I figured that she went to Jerusalem, where James, one of her other sons (or stepsons, if you prefer), was a prominent early Christian leader. A good [Read More...]

Paul and the Silversmiths, Part 2

Vendors in Ephesus, not far from the theatre

Part 9 of series: Ancient Ephesus and the New Testament Paul and the Silversmiths, Part 2 When we last left our series on Ancient Ephesus and the New Testament, the city was in an uproar. A gang of silversmiths, at the instigation of a certain Demetrius, was rioting, dragging several of Paul’s colleagues to the [Read More...]


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