Category: Catholic Epistles

Open Source Book Available: ‘The Early Reception and Appropriation of the Apostle Peter (60-800 CE)’

It seems to me that when it comes to New Testament scholarship there is more attention given to the historical Jesus and Paul than there is to the prominent albeit enigmatic figure of Peter. A new volume from Brill helps right the ship and… Continue Reading “Open Source Book Available: ‘The Early Reception and Appropriation of the Apostle Peter (60-800 CE)’”

The Weekly Roundup – 10.25.19

Note: This will be the final Weekly Roundup of 2019. Claude Mariottini recently posted a piece explaining why the common Christian interpretation of Melchizedek as a Christophany doesn’t add up and serves to undermine the claims made in the book of Hebrews that Jesus… Continue Reading “The Weekly Roundup – 10.25.19”

Quora Questions w/the Amateur Exegete: #3 – What is the Book of Hebrews about?

Texts discussed: the book of Hebrews Recommended Reading: Craig R. Koester, “Hebrews,” in The Blackwell Companion to the New Testament, ed., David E. Aune (Blackwell Publishing, Ltd., 2010), 613-631.

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”