Category: Nevi’im

Preaching to the Choir: On Pop-Apologists and Their Craft

I’m not a very intelligent individual nor am I an exceptional writer. This blog, my presence on Twitter, and my (slowly) growing YouTube channel represent my rather insignificant contribution to the world of biblical studies (and sometimes atheism). But though my influence is small,… Continue Reading “Preaching to the Choir: On Pop-Apologists and Their Craft”

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”

Invasion of the Bible Snatchers: Ray Comfort’s ‘Scientific Facts in the Bible’ – Innumerable Stars

To see other posts in this series, please go to the series’ page. Among fundamentalists there are few as notable and infamous as Ray Comfort. Known primarily for his Way of the Master evangelism program and organization, Comfort has been a vocal opponent of evolutionary science,… Continue Reading “Invasion of the Bible Snatchers: Ray Comfort’s ‘Scientific Facts in the Bible’ – Innumerable Stars”

Michael D. Coogan: Some Books Went Through Multiple Editions

Michael D. Coogan, The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, third edition (Oxford University Press, 2014), 10-11. Although some ancient and most modern authors have produced single works that remain essentially unchanged, that was not the case with many books… Continue Reading “Michael D. Coogan: Some Books Went Through Multiple Editions”

Musings on Mark: The Baptism of Jesus (2) – Baptized in the Spirit

“You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”  Mark 1:11b, NRSV In my first post covering Jesus’ baptism I argued that the baptism Jesus underwent implied that he too needed to repent of his sins (Mark 1:4). Not only is… Continue Reading “Musings on Mark: The Baptism of Jesus (2) – Baptized in the Spirit”

One Helluva Ride: The Triumphal Entry in the Gospel of Matthew

I was recently in a Twitter discussion with Twitter users @colinburgess and @bibhistctxt who had commented on this post I made: "The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and… Continue Reading “One Helluva Ride: The Triumphal Entry in the Gospel of Matthew”

Some Thoughts on SJ Thomason’s Response to Elisha Ben Abuya

In December Twitter user Elisha Ben Abuya posted to his blog a piece on Isaiah 53. In it he lays out his case that the passage which Christians attribute to divine prophecy about Jesus is actually about Israel and is hardly prophetic at all.… Continue Reading “Some Thoughts on SJ Thomason’s Response to Elisha Ben Abuya”

Evangelical Eisegesis: SJ Thomason and “God’s Promises,” part 5

This is the fifth post in a seven-part series responding to the blog post “Babylon Will Never Be Inhabited” by pop-apologist S. J. Thomason. You can read the fourth post here.. All biblical citations are from the English Standard Version (Crossway, 2001) unless otherwise… Continue Reading “Evangelical Eisegesis: SJ Thomason and “God’s Promises,” part 5″

Evangelical Eisegesis: SJ Thomason and “God’s Promises,” part 4

This is the fourth post in a seven-part series responding to the blog post “Babylon Will Never Be Inhabited” by pop-apologist S. J. Thomason. You can read the third post here. All biblical citations are from the English Standard Version (Crossway, 2001) unless otherwise… Continue Reading “Evangelical Eisegesis: SJ Thomason and “God’s Promises,” part 4″

Evangelical Eisegesis: SJ Thomason and “God’s Promises,” part 2

This is the second post in a seven-part series responding to the blog post “And Babylon Will Never Be Inhabited” by pop-apologist S. J. Thomason. You can read the first post here. All biblical quotations, unless otherwise noted, are from the English Standard Version.… Continue Reading “Evangelical Eisegesis: SJ Thomason and “God’s Promises,” part 2″