"EPHESUS" occurs 17 times in 17 verses in the Holy Bible’s New Testament
Archaeology Continues to Confirm Bible
4-6-18, Faith enforced and assured by the number of persons and locations identified in the biblical record by archaeological finds. (See 53 People in the Bible Confirmed Archaeologically, Biblical Archaeology Society, April 12, 2017)
Excavations in Ephesus, Turkey
The excavations of the Austrian Archaeological Institute in Ephesus, Turkey began in 1895 under Otto Benndorf. He received permission to excavate from the Ottoman Sultan, and brought up a good part of Ephesus in the course of his research. One site is the Temple of Artemis where 36 columns once stood in 6th Century BC [before Christ]; surely the Apostle Paul preached here.
Six Archaeological Discoveries That Support the Bible
Beliefnet.com -- Archaeological discoveries in the Holy Land add to the ever increasing pile of evidence that the people, locations & events in the Bible are fact. Many of the locations of missionary journeys are located in the current nation of Turkey. There are seventeen mentions of Ephesus in the New Testament as follows:
Titus 2:13; 1Thessalonians 5:17; Matthew 6:7; Psalm 33:12
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2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
Isaiah 26:3; Philippines 4:6
7-8-21-21, Israel has only 8000 square miles of land - the Muslims have 5 million. Yet, they also want the Jews land. Of all the nations of the world, the Lord chose the descendants of Jacob [Jews], not Ishmael [Muslims], to be His covenant people - the descendants of Abraham and wife Sarah. (Genesis 17:19-21; Malachi 1:1–5).
✝️ 6-8-20, Jesus is God; He came to save sinners. “For He [Jesus] Whom God sent speaks the words of God: The Father loves the Son & has given all things into His hand. He that believs on the Son hath everlasting life & they that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on them.” John 3:34-36
✝️ 6-7-20, The Lord □ Jesus spoke from the cross first of forgiveness, salvation then of His Mother's care into John's hands. He spoke of being forsaken & then triumph as His task as human was complete shedding His perfect blood for the forgiveness of sins to all who repent believing in Him. His body was thirsty. And last of His reunion with the Father. Matthew 27:46; Luke 23:34, 43, 46; John 19:26-28, 30; Mark 15:34
✝️ 5-7-20, Sins □ Jesus Harshly Condemns; He said, “God knows our hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. V9 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” [Pride] Luke 16:15, 18:9-14; Hebrews 1:8-9
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