Daniel Marguerat, The First Christian Historian: Writing the 'Acts of the Apostles,' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), 233-234.
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This past week I was interviewed by Kameron Mazurek of the Religious Learning podcast on topics mainly related to the Gospel of Mark and the first season of my podcast Amateur Exegesis. Mazurek is a great interviewer and his podcast, which is still in its infancy, deserves a wider listening audience. So, have a listen... Continue Reading →
This past Sunday (December 6, 2020) I was invited to talk about the upcoming season of my podcast Amateur Exegesis over at the Non-Alchemist's YouTube channel. As I discuss in this conversation, season two will focus on the apostle Paul, using the epistle of 1 Thessalonians as a springboard. Here the Non-Alchemist asks me about... Continue Reading →
Katapetasma, "The Demonized Gerasene and the Paganized Greek: Eschatological Allegory in Mark 5:1-20" (8.17.20), scribesofthekingdom686237748.wordpress.com. This deliverance of the gentile wrought by the destruction of Legion also brings judgement upon those who refuse to abandon the defunct pagan order—and herein lies the source of the people’s anxiety and of their request for Jesus to relinquish... Continue Reading →
Katapetasma, "The Demonized Gerasene and the Paganized Greek: Eschatological Allegory in Mark 5:1-20" (8.17.20), scribesofthekingdom686237748.wordpress.com. When the Gerasene man is at last healed and the Legion is expelled into the sea, he comes to represent Greeks cured of idolatry and relieved of its symptoms (cf. Revelation 22:2). Like the nations liberated from the power of... Continue Reading →
It seems that every time I read a post by blogger Katapetasma that I walk away from it not only having learned quite a bit but also envious that I lack the insight and writing ability to bring biblical texts to life as he so effortlessly seems to do. (And that, kids, is why you should read to become... Continue Reading →
I love listening to the Bible read aloud, especially the Gospel of Mark. Over the last couple of years I have listened to Max McLean read the Gospel (ESV) over at biblegateway.com. But recently, my friend @bibhistctxt sent me a link to David Suchet, a British actor perhaps best known for playing the Belgian detective... Continue Reading →
Joel Marcus, Mark 8-16: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009), 930. While it is probable...that some members of the Jewish hierarchy pressed Pilate to put Jesus to death (Mark 15:1, 3, 11), and while a revolutionary ringleader may have been released at about the same time that... Continue Reading →