Category: The Gospel of Luke

The Weekly Roundup – 10.26.18

Enjoy! Over on his blog, Bart Ehrman has a short post on the Lukan story of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31). Ehrman thinks that while the historical Jesus certain railed against the rich, calling them to repent before the impending reign of… Continue Reading “The Weekly Roundup – 10.26.18”

Bart D. Ehrman: Correcting Mark’s Style

Bart D. Ehrman, The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings, sixth edition (OUP, 2016), 123. Sometimes Mark used a Greek style of writing that is somewhat awkward or not aesthetically pleasing, sometimes he uses unusual words phrases, and sometimes he presents… Continue Reading “Bart D. Ehrman: Correcting Mark’s Style”

The Weekly Roundup – 10.19.18

The Weekly Roundup, ladies and gents! Bernard Lamborelle posted a response to @MiraScriptura’s “Bernard Lamborelle vs. Mirror Reading” entitled “Facing cognitive dissonance.” The humility exhibited in Lamborelle’s piece is exemplary and it is refreshing to see two people with opposing views respond to one… Continue Reading “The Weekly Roundup – 10.19.18”

The Synoptic Problem: The Augustinian Hypothesis

The Synoptic Problem: Presenting the Problem

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”

Musings on Mark: Another Reason to Doubt Peter Was Behind Mark’s Gospel

In addition to my regular Bible reading schedule and my verse-by-verse translating of the Gospel of Mark, I’ve also been reading a Markan pericope a day each weekday. Today I was in Mark 14:43-52 and something struck me as really odd. Jesus is in… Continue Reading “Musings on Mark: Another Reason to Doubt Peter Was Behind Mark’s Gospel”

L. Michael White: Dating Luke-Acts

L. Michael White, Scripting Jesus: The Gospels in Rewrite (HarperOne, 2010), 335. There are also problems of dating in the light of current theories of Gospel relations, since the Gospel of Luke must be later than both Mark and Matthew, and thus no earlier than… Continue Reading “L. Michael White: Dating Luke-Acts”

Philip Jenkins on the Four Anointing Episodes in the Four Gospels

Those familiar with the Gospel narratives undoubtedly know about the four different stories of Jesus’ anointing that appear within them. In Mark, the anointing takes place at Simon the leper’s house just prior to the Last Supper (Mark 14:3-9). Matthew agrees with the location… Continue Reading “Philip Jenkins on the Four Anointing Episodes in the Four Gospels”

Marie Noonan Sabin: Early Christians Were Faithful Jews

Marie Noonan Sabin, The Gospel According to Mark, New Collegeville Bible Commentary (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2006), 7. Modern Judaism and modern Christianity may have developed along clearly different paths, but readers of the Gospels need to understand that Jesus and his disciples, as well as… Continue Reading “Marie Noonan Sabin: Early Christians Were Faithful Jews”