Category: Gospel Titles

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”

Bart Ehrman on Whether the Gospels Originally Had Titles

All four Gospels are anonymous. One would think this is an uncontroversial statement but there are some (i.e. pop-apologists) who contend the opposite. Nevertheless, as far as all the internal evidence is concerned, the Gospels are completely anonymous. (And even the external evidence is… Continue Reading “Bart Ehrman on Whether the Gospels Originally Had Titles”

Michael Kok: We Don’t Know What The Gospels Were Called In The Early Second Century

Michael J. Kok, The Gospel on the Margins: The Reception of Mark in the Second Century (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2015), 67-68. The titular usage of εὐαγγέλιον may have predated Marcion, but Koester established his case that it was not widespread in the first half of… Continue Reading “Michael Kok: We Don’t Know What The Gospels Were Called In The Early Second Century”