Category: Biblical Scholarship

‘Christology in Mark’s Gospel: Four Views’ – A Brief Review

Arguably, the central question of the Gospel of Mark is one that comes from the lips of the Markan Jesus himself: “Who do you say that I am?” (Mark 16:29) In the nearly two-thousand years since Mark wrote those words there have been myriad… Continue Reading “‘Christology in Mark’s Gospel: Four Views’ – A Brief Review”

“Stay in Your Lane” – Why David A. Falk Should Refrain from Impersonating a Biblical Scholar (Guest Post by Dr. Kipp Davis)

Recently I was asked by Dr. Kipp Davis if I would be willing to post a piece he has written in response to Egyptologist David Falk (Ph.D. University of Liverpool, 2015) concerning his understanding and reading of Deuteronomy 32:8-9. For those of you who… Continue Reading ““Stay in Your Lane” – Why David A. Falk Should Refrain from Impersonating a Biblical Scholar (Guest Post by Dr. Kipp Davis)”

Book Review: ‘The Beloved Apostle?’ by Michael Kok

Author: Michael J. Kok Book: The Beloved Apostle? The Transformation of the Apostle John into the Fourth Evangelist Publishers: Cascade Books Date: 2017 Page Count: 186 pages Price: $24.00 (paperback) INTRODUCTION Indispensable to my dad’s conversion to Christianity, an event that happened when he… Continue Reading “Book Review: ‘The Beloved Apostle?’ by Michael Kok”

‘Paul the Apostle’ by J. Albert Harrill: A Brief Review

In J. Albert Harrill’s 2012 volume Paul the Apostle: His Life and Legacy in Their Roman Context (Cambridge University Press), the professor of classics brings to life one of history’s most enigmatic characters. Situating him in his ancient Jewish and, fundamentally, Roman contexts, Harrill… Continue Reading “‘Paul the Apostle’ by J. Albert Harrill: A Brief Review”

The Roundup – 11.6.21

Over at Psephizo, Ian Paul looks at Mark 9:30-37 including, among other things, a comparison of this section with the so-called Community Rule found among the Dead Sea Scrolls. After a two-year hiatus, @StudyofChrist has returned to Twitter and to YouTube. I’m excited about… Continue Reading “The Roundup – 11.6.21”

Invasion of the Bible Snatchers: Ray Comfort’s ‘Scientific Facts in the Bible’ – The First Law of Thermodynamics and Creation

Is Genesis 2:1 a subtle reference to the First Law of Thermodynamics?

Invasion of the Bible Snatchers: Ray Comfort’s ‘Scientific Facts in the Bible’ – Clay Under a Seal

Does Job 38:12-14 refer to the earth’s spin on its axis?

Biblical Studies Carnival #187 (September 2021)

How is it October already? Don’t get me wrong – October contains what is probably my favorite holiday: Halloween. But it just seems like this year has flown by. Or, more accurately, that the years have flown by. My oldest is in eighth grade… Continue Reading “Biblical Studies Carnival #187 (September 2021)”

Invasion of the Bible Snatchers: Ray Comfort’s ‘Scientific Facts in the Bible’ – Poured Upon the Earth

Did the biblical writers have advanced knowledge of the hydrological cycle?

Book Review: ‘Scripting Jesus: The Gospels in Rewrite’ by L. Michael White

For more book reviews, check out the book reviews page. Author: L. Michael White Book: Scripting Jesus: The Gospels in Rewrite Publisher: HarperOne Year: 2010 Page count: 528 pages Price: $28.99 (hardcover) INTRODUCTION Nine years ago, I walked into a bookstore known as Hastings… Continue Reading “Book Review: ‘Scripting Jesus: The Gospels in Rewrite’ by L. Michael White”