Category: Ante-Nicene Fathers

Book Review: ‘The Beloved Apostle?’ by Michael Kok

Author: Michael J. Kok Book: The Beloved Apostle? The Transformation of the Apostle John into the Fourth Evangelist Publishers: Cascade Books Date: 2017 Page Count: 186 pages Price: $24.00 (paperback) INTRODUCTION Indispensable to my dad’s conversion to Christianity, an event that happened when he… Continue Reading “Book Review: ‘The Beloved Apostle?’ by Michael Kok”

Quora Questions w/the Amateur Exegete: #7 – The Original Language of the Gospel of Matthew

The Weekly Roundup – 6.7.19

“When Jesus calls Herod Antipas a ‘fox’ (Luke 13:32), most modern European readers will automatically think this means he considered Herod to be particularly clever or craft….The same association would naturally have occurred to a Greek reader in the 1st century. In Greek literature,… Continue Reading “The Weekly Roundup – 6.7.19”

Hopelessly Confused: Heather Schuldt Takes on Bart Ehrman, part 2

In our first post we discussed Heather Schuldt’s blog post “5 Examples Why Bart Ehrman Is Not a Gospel Expert.”1 We addressed specifically issues concerning the dating of the Synoptic Gospels, briefly giving an overview of why Mark is dated to around 70 CE and… Continue Reading “Hopelessly Confused: Heather Schuldt Takes on Bart Ehrman, part 2”

The Synoptic Problem: The Augustinian Hypothesis

Michael Kok: The Rotten Foundation of Papias

Michael J. Kok, The Gospel on the Margins: The Reception of Mark in the Second Century (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2015), 104-105. [Papias’] main source was the elder John, a figure who remains as elusive as ever. It is unlikely that he was a personal… Continue Reading “Michael Kok: The Rotten Foundation of Papias”