Animal Typology in the Epistle of Barnabas

I'm reading through the Apostolic Fathers this year and recently finished the Epistle of Barnabas (in The Apostolic Fathers, second edition, J.B. Lightfoot and J.R. Harmer, trans [Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1989], a text written sometime toward the end of the first century or the beginning of the second. One of the striking... Continue Reading →

Bart Ehrman: Resurrection and Immortality

Bart D. Ehrman, Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2020), 125. In the later Jewish doctrine of the resurrection, God reverses death by bringing the breath of life back into the body, ensuring it will never die again. Unlike in the Greek tradition, here the person is made immortal. Immortality is... Continue Reading →

Book Review: ‘The Ultimate Guide to Debunking Biblical Slavery’ by Praise I Am That I Am

Author: Praise I am That I AmBook: The Ultimate Guide to Debunking Biblical SlaveryPublisher: Self-publishedYear: 2020Total File Size: 1250 KBPrice: $9.99 (electronic) I. INTRODUCTION There is something to be said for apologists’ work on biblical slavery. In their attempt to downplay it or deny its existence, they reveal their own discomfort with the subject generally. We should all be uncomfortable... Continue Reading →

Invasion of the Bible Snatchers: Ray Comfort’s ‘Scientific Facts in the Bible’ – “Behold Behemoth” (with Jackson Wheat)

To see other posts in this series, please go to the series’ page. When I was a child I was obsessed with dinosaurs. Our VHS copy of The Land Before Time received quite a workout, as did Dinosaurs! A Fun-Filled Trip Back in Time (featuring the adorable Fred Savage), as well as a Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood special episode on dinosaurs that my younger brother received... Continue Reading →

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