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Jos Strengholt


Background materials to The Lord’s Prayer

1.  The Lord’s Prayer - Introduction: Matthew 6:5-8

Overview of Egyptian gods

The nascent stages of ancient Egyptian mythology were presumably influenced by the natural surroundings and events affecting Egypt itself. For example, the cyclic pattern of the sun…

Middle East Studies

Bi-nationalism and Zionism: My MA thesis on a weblog (1987) Bi-nationalism and Zionism: My MA thesis as a pdf (1987) Surat al-Fatiha: the first chapter of the…

Paul’s Letter to the Romans

Blog on Letter to the Romans: Thus all Israel shall be Saved (From 2008)

Paul’s Letter to the Galatians

Lesson 1: No other Gospel, Galatians 1:1-12 Lesson 2: Paul and his Gospel, Galatians 1:12-2:1 Lesson 3: Resistance and Faith, Acts 13:1-15:1 Lesson 4: Convent…

Trinity Studies

Jesus of Nazareth – JHWH of Israel The development from ‘faith statements’ to the Nicene Creed The God who sees and hears


Seven Management Lessons from Moses (Exodus 17) (2008)

Discipleship in the early church

Read the article HERE How did the ancient Church train its members to be faithful Christians? In this paper, I will give a brief introductory…

Coptic-Orthodox Studies

The Copts and the Ecumenical Councils of Nicea and Constantinople (2008) The Copts and the Ecumenical Councils of Ephesus and Chalcedon (2008) he Copts and Islam (641-750) (2008)…

Traveling with Elijah – Seven lessons from the life of Elijah

1elijah 2elijah 3elijah 4elijah 5elijah 6elijah 7elijah complete-elijah-lessons

Patristics [lessons for Alexandria School of Theology]

First letter of Clement (2010) Letter of Barnabas (2010) Second letter of Clement (2010) Letter of Polycarp to the Philippians (2010) Martyrdom of Polycarp (2010) Shepherd of Hermas (2010) Letter to…

Seven temples of God in the Bible

1. God’s First Temple - Creation 2. God’s Second Temple - Adam 3. God’s Third Temple - From altars to the temple of Herod 4.…

John of Damascus and iconoclasm

In this article I argue that the usage of icons is important and beneficial for the Church. We will listen to the arguments John of…

New book: Seven temples of God

My latest book, published in 2017. You can order your copy now.  In The Netherlands, they cost 12.50 euro including P&P. In the rest of…

Desert retreat in 2018

I am preparing a desert retreat to Anafora, a retreat center in Egypt.  I have not set the dates yet, but it will be one…

Serving the Anglican Church in Arnhem and Nijmegen

A highlight for me in 2017 has been that I have been given the privilege of serving the Anglican Church in Arnhem and Nijmegen (Netherlands). …