Category: Biblical Scholarship

Was Jesus Magical? Larry Hurtado on “Semitic Language in Mark”

Larry Hurtado, a biblical scholar based out of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, recently wrote a blog post addressing the question of whether some of the Semitic terminology used in the Gospel of Mark are examples of magical incantations. The passages in question… Continue Reading “Was Jesus Magical? Larry Hurtado on “Semitic Language in Mark””

Musings on Mark: Who Wrote the Gospel of Mark?

My personal library has close to a thousand volumes. No, it isn’t much and it used to be a bit bigger but it gets the job done. Let’s say I pick a random book of the shelf like┬áThe Revenant.┬áThe cover has a bear attacking… Continue Reading “Musings on Mark: Who Wrote the Gospel of Mark?”