Category: Biblical Scholars

Book Review: ‘A Most Peculiar Book’ by Kristin Swenson

A review of Kristin Swenson’s work ‘A Most Peculiar Book’ (Oxford, 2020).

Book Review: The First Biography of Jesus by Helen Bond

A review of Helen Bond’s book ‘The First Biography of Jesus.’

Did Jesus Plan to Start a New Religion? Matthew Thiessen’s Answer

“Did Jesus plan to start a new religion, then? No.” – Matthew Thiessen

What Jairus Said to Jesus: One Attempt to Reconcile the Matthean and Markan Accounts and Why It Doesn’t Work

Yes, Matthew’s version of the raising of Jairus’ daughter contradicts Mark’s account of it.

Book Review: ‘Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife’ by Bart D. Ehrman

Book review of Bart Ehrman’s 2020 volume ‘Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife.’

Matthew Thiessen’s Recent Interview on the OnScript Podcast

Matthew Thiessen gets interviewed about his book ‘Jesus and the Forces of Death.’

Kristin Swenson: The Bible Undermines Blind Faith In It

Kristin Swenson, A Most Peculiar Book: The Inherent Strangeness of the Bible (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020), 59.

Helen Bond: The Markan Jesus’ Timelessness

Helen K. Bond, The First Biography of Jesus: Genre and Meaning in Mark’s Gospel (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2020), 165.

Mark Goodacre and Dennis MacDonald in Discussion on Q

Did Q exist? Did Luke know Papias? Mark Goodacre and Dennis MacDonald discuss.

Helen Bond: The “Social and Cultural Ramifications” of a Writing a Bios of Jesus

Helen K. Bond, The First Biography of Jesus: Genre and Meaning in Mark’s Gospel (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2020), 92.