Bible Studies, Messages, Papers

Nubian Christian painting of the three Hebrew men in the fiery furnace of Nebuchadnezzar, saved by the angel (Daniel 3).  This was a popular image in Nubian Christian art.  The story of Nubian Christianity is remarkable.  At around 540 AD, the warring kings and kingdoms of Nobatia, Makuria, and Alodia (all now Northern Sudan) became Christian at roughly the same time.  They reconciled their differences and merged their kingdoms, which led to a flourishing literary and artistic culture in the Upper Nile region.  The artwork of the Kingdom of Makuria is in the Faras Cathedral:  Mary and Infant Jesus, the Cross and Four Living Creatures, and Madonna and Child with Bishop Marianos.  The Nubians resisted and/or survived Arab Islamic military advances until around 1500 AD.  Here are other Nubian Christian frescoes.  Photo credit: Ibrahim Omer, edited by Sven-Steffen Arndt | Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons.


bible studies and messages from the anastasis center: Daniel

Below are small group leader notes, sermons, and exegetical notes on the Book of Daniel.

We make the best of modern biblical scholarship, along with early Christian exegesis, relevant and practical.

Notes and Essays on Daniel

From Garden to Exile: A Thematic and Canonical Analysis of the Old Testament

The Heir of David: A Thematic and Canonical Analysis of the Writings 

bible studies and messages from the anastasis center