Anybody superstitious about posting on Friday the 13th? I've heard that this was the day the Knight Templars were rounded up on order of Habsburg Dynasty King Phillip for torture and execution. The 9/11 of the Middle Ages? Well in remembrance of this how about some new research on the dangerous relationship between church and state.

It's time to launch the series "Paul the Herodian and Courtier of Nero". It will be posted in a number segments and serve as a draft for an additional supplement in the New Testament series on Herod the Great.