Bart D. Ehrman: Luke vs. Matthew on Mary and Joseph’s Hometown

Bart D. Ehrman,┬áThe New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings, sixth edition (OUP, 2016), 155-156. One of the telling differences between the two accounts has to do with the question of Mary and Joseph's hometown. Most people simply assume that the couple lived in Nazareth. In the familiar story of Luke's Gospel,... Continue Reading →

Musings on Mark: He’s Out of His Mind!

"And his family heard it and came down to seize him: for they were saying that he was out of his mind." Mark 3:21, my translation We often take for granted that in our New Testament we have four Gospels sitting side-by-side. We don't appreciate the history behind the formation of the New Testament and... Continue Reading →

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