Category: Quora Questions

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

Quora Questions w/the Amateur Exegete: #6 – The Ending of Mark and the Other Gospels

Recommended Reading •Mary Ann Beavis, Mark, Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2011), 22-23. •John R. Donahue and Daniel J. Harrington, The Gospel of Mark, Sacra Pagina (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2002), 29-34. •Elizabeth Struthers Malbon, In the Company of Jesus:… Continue Reading “Quora Questions w/the Amateur Exegete: #6 – The Ending of Mark and the Other Gospels”

Quora Questions w/the Amateur Exegete: #5 – Did Committees Determine the Canon?

Recommended reading: Michael D. Coogan, The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, third edition (Oxford University Press, 2014), 5. Arthur G. Patzia, The Making of the New Testament: Origin, Collection, Text & Canon, second edition (IVP Academic, 2011), 166-191.… Continue Reading “Quora Questions w/the Amateur Exegete: #5 – Did Committees Determine the Canon?”

Quora Questions w/the Amateur Exegete: #4 – The Proof for Mosaic Authorship of the Torah

Texts discussed: the Pentateuch; Exodus 17:14-16, 24:4; Ezra 3:2. Recommended reading: John Frederick Jansen, “Pentateuch,” in ‘The Oxford Companion to the Bible,’ Bruce M. Metzger and Michael D. Coogan, eds. (Oxford University Press, 1993), 580.

Quora Questions w/the Amateur Exegete: #3 – What is the Book of Hebrews about?

Texts discussed: the book of Hebrews Recommended Reading: Craig R. Koester, “Hebrews,” in The Blackwell Companion to the New Testament, ed., David E. Aune (Blackwell Publishing, Ltd., 2010), 613-631.

Quora Questions w/the Amateur Exegete: #2 – God and the Plural in Genesis

Texts discussed: Genesis 1:26, 3:22, 11:7; 1 Kings 22:19-23; Job 1:6, 38:7; Psalm 82:1. Recommended reading: Michael D. Coogan, The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, third edition (Oxford University Press, 2014), 38. Mark S. Smith, The Priestly Vision… Continue Reading “Quora Questions w/the Amateur Exegete: #2 – God and the Plural in Genesis”

Quora Questions w/the Amateur Exegete: #1 – The Creation of Animals in Genesis 1 and 2

I don’t do a whole lot with my YouTube channel but I really ought to change that. So this is (hopefully) the first of many videos offering my amateurish answers to various biblical studies related questions over at Quora. My goal is to keep… Continue Reading “Quora Questions w/the Amateur Exegete: #1 – The Creation of Animals in Genesis 1 and 2”