History resources

Historical context of the bible

The Galilean Fishing Economy and the Jesus Tradition
by K. C. Hanson


Roman “Judaea Capta” coins and Hebrew Freedom coins

Roman Coins Boast “Judaea Capta” by Robert Deutsch

Matthew 22:19 Show me the coin used for paying the tax.” They brought him a denarius, 20and he asked them, “Whose portrait is this? And whose inscription?” 21″Caesar’s,” they replied.
Then he said to them, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.”

Hillel – Pharisee at time of Herod the Great
Hillel from JewishEncyclopedia.com

“The most famous of his enactments was the Prosbul, (προσβολή), an institution which, in spite of the law concerning the year of jubilee (Deut. xv. 1 et seq.), insured the repayment of loans (Sheb. x. 3). The motive for this institution was the “amelioration of the world” (“tiḳḳun ha-‘olam”), i.e., of the social order (Giṭ. iv. 3), because it protected both the creditor against the loss of his property, and the needy against being refused the loan of money for fear of loss.”




“Biblical Anthropology” academic blog by anthropologist Alice C. Linsley.


Dating the Book of Revelation

Australian history

Koori History Website by Dr. Gary Foley

“Captain Cook, Joseph Banks and smallpox” by John Tracey


Brisbane History

Aboriginal History of the Princess Alexandra Hospital site by Dr. Ros Kidd (A history of the Brisbane area)

History of the Boundary St. Curfew by Daryll Bellingham


Pastor Don Brady
short bio and photo
Contextualising church involvement in “The first Aboriginal race riot”” (pdf)
U.Q. library photos – “Pastor Don Brady with Oodgeroo Noonuccal and dancers in King George Square, Brisbane, Australia”
History of the Queensland Uniting Church’s urban aboriginal and islander ministry since the 1970’s. Rev Noel Preston and Rev John Woodley 1 October 2005