Texts Discussed: Mark 1:16-20; John 1:28-2:1. Recommended Reading George R. Beasley-Murray, John, second edition, WBC vol. 36 (Thomas Nelson, 1999), 36-38.Kyle Keefer, The New Testament as Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 23-28.Elizabeth Struthers Malbon, In the Company of Jesus: Characters in Mark's Gospel (Westminster John Knox Press, 2000), 41-69.
Texts Discussed: Mark 1:16-20, Luke 4:16-30, Luke 5:1-11 Recommended Reading: Alicia J. Batten, "Fishing Economy in the Sea of Galilee," bible odyssey.org. Joel Marcus, Mark 1-8, The Anchor Yale Bible (Doubleday, 2000), 163-166, 179-186.John Nolland, Luke 1-9:20, WBC vol. 35a (Word Inc., 1989), 218-224.L. Michael White, Scripting Jesus: The Gospels in Rewrite (HarperOne, 2010), 322-327.
I was finally able to listen to part 2 of "Pete ruins Exodus" over at the podcast The Bible for Normal People. As usual, great material looking at the beginning stages of Moses' call to Egypt, including that bizarre scene in Exodus 4:24-26. The next installment of Koine Greek's reading of the Gospel of Mark... Continue Reading →
Texts discussed: Mark 1:9-11, John 1:1-18. Recommended reading: Paula Fredriksen, From Jesus to Christ: The Origins of the New Testament Images of Jesus (Yale University Press, 1988), 19-26, 44-52.Jon D. Levenson, Sinai & Zion: An Entry Into the Jewish Bible (HarperOne,1985), 154-156.Joel Marcus, Mark 1-8, Anchor Yale Bible (Doubleday, 2000), 158-167.John P. Meier, A Marginal Jew: Rethinking... Continue Reading →
"Aren’t mistakes, contradictions, myth, etc exactly what you would expect from a non-divine book?"- @AlchemistNon @AlchemistNon has a new post over at his blog on why he left Christianity. Our stories have a lot of similarities: a fervency for evangelism, continuous reading of the Bible, and more. But he wrestled with many of the problems... Continue Reading →