In the ancient world, many were embraced as the Messiah. Why is a simple peasant from Galilee, who never publicly claims to be the Messiah, the one man much of the world reveres as such for two thousand years.
Sarah, the great matriarch...Esther, the queen...Deborah, the military commander...Ruth, the despised foreigner...Miriam, the prophetess. For countless generations, women the world over have patterned their lives after these heroines of the Hebrew Bible, looking to them for inspiration and examples of virtue.
His name is so synonymous with evil that according to German law it cannot be given to a new born child. Judas Iscariot, a Satan incarnate so depraved that he kissed "The Son of God" after betraying him for a measly thirty pieces of silver.
Every December in households all over the world people of the Jewish faith gather to celebrate the joyous holiday of Chanukah. Yet few realize that the foundations of this celebration are rooted in bloody violence.