Category: The Gospel of Mark

Book Review: The First Biography of Jesus by Helen Bond

A review of Helen Bond’s book ‘The First Biography of Jesus.’

Musings on Mark: A Promising New Series on the Gospel of Mark

Over on Twitter, I was recently followed by @bibleautopsy. It must have slipped under my radar because I didn’t look into their profile, nor did I follow back. But after I saw a tweet in which they tagged Joshua Bowen, I wanted to see… Continue Reading “Musings on Mark: A Promising New Series on the Gospel of Mark”

Did Jesus Plan to Start a New Religion? Matthew Thiessen’s Answer

“Did Jesus plan to start a new religion, then? No.” – Matthew Thiessen

What Jairus Said to Jesus: One Attempt to Reconcile the Matthean and Markan Accounts and Why It Doesn’t Work

Yes, Matthew’s version of the raising of Jairus’ daughter contradicts Mark’s account of it.

Helen Bond: The Markan Jesus’ Timelessness

Helen K. Bond, The First Biography of Jesus: Genre and Meaning in Mark’s Gospel (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2020), 165.

Helen Bond: The “Social and Cultural Ramifications” of a Writing a Bios of Jesus

Helen K. Bond, The First Biography of Jesus: Genre and Meaning in Mark’s Gospel (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2020), 92.

Joel Marcus: Neither a Deity Masquerading as Human nor Divinized at the Transfiguration

Joel Marcus, Mark 8-16: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary, The Anchor Yale Bible (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009), 1117-1118.

Evangelical (Atheist) Eisegesis: ‘The Skeptics Annotated Bible’ (#3)

Part 3 of an ongoing series covering the ‘Skeptics Annotated Bible’ by Steve Wells.

Helen Bond: Hazardous Reading of Ancient Texts

Helen K. Bond, The First Biography of Jesus: Genre and Meaning in Mark’s Gospel (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2020), 8.

Musings on Mark: Can the Markan Jesus Read?

A brief consideration of Spencer McDaniel’s view that the Jesus of Mark knew how to read.