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Mark 1:29-34, AEV

Below is my translation of Mark 1:29-34, a pericope wherein Jesus has left the synagogue (cf. 1:21-28) and heads to the home of Simon and Andrew. Like the previous pericope, this story emphasizes 1) Jesus’ miraculous abilities and 2) his popularity with the people.… Continue Reading “Mark 1:29-34, AEV”

Evangelical Eisegesis: A Dalliance with Daniel #1 – Daniel vs. History

Part 1 – Daniel vs. History Part 2 – Daniel 9:24-27 – An Interpretation Part 3 – Belshazzar, Nebuchadnezzar, and Nitocris “Fulfilled prophecies are what distinguish the Bible from other holy texts and are evidence of direct revelations by God.” – SJ Thomason.1 In a… Continue Reading “Evangelical Eisegesis: A Dalliance with Daniel #1 – Daniel vs. History”

The Synoptic Problem: The Two Gospel Hypothesis

Index to Series “Hopelessly Confused: Heather Schuldt Takes On Bart Ehrman”

Below you will find links to all five posts in the series “Hopelessly Confused: Heather Schuldt Takes on Bart Ehrman.” I suggest that to get a full grasp of just how confused Schuldt is that the reader have a look at her post “5… Continue Reading “Index to Series “Hopelessly Confused: Heather Schuldt Takes On Bart Ehrman””

Hopelessly Confused: Heather Schuldt Takes on Bart Ehrman, part 5

This is the fifth and final post in a series examining pop-apologist Heather Schuldt’s attempt to take down New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman. The four previous posts can be viewed here: Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. In this post we will… Continue Reading “Hopelessly Confused: Heather Schuldt Takes on Bart Ehrman, part 5”

The Weekly Round up – 11.9.18

“Jesus’ followers are to abandon any and all means of procuring a socio-economic livelihood, or more accurately conceiving of a livelihood in socio-economic terms.”  – Steven DiMattei Over at his blog contradictionsinthebible.com, biblical scholar Steven DiMattei has begun a series exploring what he believes… Continue Reading “The Weekly Round up – 11.9.18”

Hopelessly Confused: Heather Schuldt Takes on Bart Ehrman, part 4

This is the fourth post in a series examining pop-apologist Heather Schuldt’s attempt to take down New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman. The three previous posts can be viewed here: Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. In this post we will be looking at Schuldt’s… Continue Reading “Hopelessly Confused: Heather Schuldt Takes on Bart Ehrman, part 4”

Bart D. Ehrman: How Modern Readers Form Their Own Gospel Account

Bart D. Ehrman, The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings, sixth edition (OUP, 2016), 163. When modern readers act as if [the Gospels of Mark and Luke were portraying Jesus in precisely the same way], for example, by thinking that Jesus… Continue Reading “Bart D. Ehrman: How Modern Readers Form Their Own Gospel Account”

Michal D. Coogan: Dating the “Holiness Code” of Leviticus

Michael D. Coogan, The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, third edition (OUP, 2014), 153. Since the late nineteenth century, scholars have identified chapters 17-26 of Leviticus as a separate source, named the Holiness Code because of its repeated use… Continue Reading “Michal D. Coogan: Dating the “Holiness Code” of Leviticus”

Hopelessly Confused: Heather Schuldt Takes on Bart Ehrman, part 3

This is the third post in a series examining pop-apologist Heather Schuldt’s attempt to take down New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman. The two previous posts can be viewed here: Part 1. Part 2. In this post we will be looking at Schuldt’s claim regarding… Continue Reading “Hopelessly Confused: Heather Schuldt Takes on Bart Ehrman, part 3”