Amateur Exegesis – Episode 2: Origin Stories, part 1

Texts discussed: Mark 1:9-11, John 1:1-18.

Recommended reading: 

  • Paula Fredriksen, From Jesus to Christ: The Origins of the New Testament Images of Jesus (Yale University Press, 1988), 19-26, 44-52.
  • Jon D. Levenson, Sinai & Zion: An Entry Into the Jewish Bible (HarperOne,1985), 154-156.
  • Joel Marcus, Mark 1-8, Anchor Yale Bible (Doubleday, 2000), 158-167.
  • John P. Meier, A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus (Doubleday, 1991), 1:214-216.
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