Category: Michael Kok

The Weekly Roundup – 2.14.20

Happy Valentine’s Day! To both of my readers, I love you! Over at Is That in the Bible? readers can find a lengthy post on the story of Joseph entitled “From Robes to Riches: The Fairytale of Joseph.” In this piece, Paul Davidson discusses… Continue Reading “The Weekly Roundup – 2.14.20”

The Weekly Roundup – 9.27.19

Dr. Josh Bowen of the Digital Hammurabi duo released a video not too long ago explaining Daniel 9 in its historical context, specifically the 70 weeks. Many Christians see the text as a prophecy about Jesus but this doesn’t seem to be a natural… Continue Reading “The Weekly Roundup – 9.27.19”

The Weekly Roundup – 9.13.19

It’s back! The Weekly Roundup has returned from its hiatus since earlier this summer. Since I was responsible for the August 2019 Biblical Studies Carnival, I suspended work on the Roundup to prepare for that. But that has been submitted and so I’ll resume… Continue Reading “The Weekly Roundup – 9.13.19”

Weekly Roundup – 9.28.18

Here’s the Weekly Roundup! I’ve really enjoyed @StudyofChrist‘s series on the Matthean genealogy. I’m slowly getting caught up on his videos and recently watched “More Complicated Issues“  which covers issues surrounding the father of Zerubbabel (Matthew 1:12) as well as where in the world Abiud (Matthew… Continue Reading “Weekly Roundup – 9.28.18”

Michael Kok: John Mark as a Composite Creation of the Author of Acts

Michael J. Kok, The Gospel on the Margins: The Reception of Mark in the Second Century (Fortpress Press, 2015), 158-159. The John Mark of the book of Acts is a composite creation, the result of harmonizing the earlier accounts of Mark as a Pauline coworker… Continue Reading “Michael Kok: John Mark as a Composite Creation of the Author of Acts”

Michael Kok: Hinderance to Petrine Authorship of 1 Peter

Michael J. Kok, The Gospel on the Margins: The Reception of Mark in the Second Century (Fortress Press, 2015), 136. The Greek [of 1 Peter] is not the singular hindrance to Petrine authorship. It seems peculiar for the historical Cephas to address a predominantly non-Jewish… Continue Reading “Michael Kok: Hinderance to Petrine Authorship of 1 Peter”

Blog Recommendation: Michael Kok’s ‘The Jesus Memoirs’

On this blog I’ve shared quotes from Michael J. Kok’s book The Gospel on the Margins: The Reception of Mark in the Second Century (Fortress Press, 2015). As a lover of the Gospel of Mark and an amateur in the field of biblical studies, I… Continue Reading “Blog Recommendation: Michael Kok’s ‘The Jesus Memoirs’”

Michael Kok: We Don’t Know What The Gospels Were Called In The Early Second Century

Michael J. Kok, The Gospel on the Margins: The Reception of Mark in the Second Century (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2015), 67-68. The titular usage of εὐαγγέλιον may have predated Marcion, but Koester established his case that it was not widespread in the first half of… Continue Reading “Michael Kok: We Don’t Know What The Gospels Were Called In The Early Second Century”

Michael Kok: The Weight of Petrine Authority

Michael J. Kok, The Gospel on the Margins: The Reception of Mark in the Second Century (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2015), 9-10, 11. Evidently the weight of Petrine authority did not compel an active readership of Mark. The reason for this limited use may lie in… Continue Reading “Michael Kok: The Weight of Petrine Authority”