The Life and Times of Those Who First Believed in Jesus
Produced on location in Israel, this series explores the background of the customs and manners of Jesus’ day, unearthing the Jewish roots of Christianity. God chose this one people to speak to all humanity for all time. This series seeks to better understand the people with whom He chose to reside on earth.
From the archaeological digs in Qumran, we consider many religious voices of the first century. The remains of a mikvah (ceremonial bath) exemplify the importance that ritual played. To prepare for worship, a person would cleanse himself daily in the mikvah water. From the Jordan River, Zola explains how the First Christians’ baptism closely paralleled this Jewish practice. Indeed, the synagogue remained a vital part of life to those who first believed in Yeshua.