This page serves as an index to publications by scholars associated with the Centre for Coins, Culture and Religious History.
- Monthly articles prepared by Dr Peter E. Lewis on selected coins.
- Occasional reports and coin studies relating to discoveries at the Bethsaida Excavations Project.
According to the NT Gospels, Jesus was from the previously unknown village of Nazareth in the lower Galilee. Just a few km away was the royal city of Sepphoris, which is not once mentioned in the New Testament. The coins recovered from various excavation sites in and around Nazareth combine with other archaeological finds to help us assess Jesus’ hometown in the first century as well as subsequent developments.
Further publications, exhibitions and events are planned, including curriculum resources for use in schools and in theological education. Details will be posted here as they become available.
- St John’s Cathedral Coin Collection – a permanent exhibition of coins related to biblical and religious history.
- Reformation @ 500 – a traveling exhibition of materials selected to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. See the Exhibitions page for more details.
- The Denarius in Mark 12.15 – an essay by Dr Peter E. Lewis on the coin used by Jesus in response to a question about paying taxes.