Tag: Gospel of Mark

Amateur Exegesis – Episode 4: Many Are Called, Few Are Chosen, part 1

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),… Continue Reading “Amateur Exegesis – Episode 4: Many Are Called, Few Are Chosen, part 1”

The Weekly Roundup – 7.5.19

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… Continue Reading “The Weekly Roundup – 7.5.19”

Amateur Exegesis – Episode 2: Origin Stories, part 1

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,… Continue Reading “Amateur Exegesis – Episode 2: Origin Stories, part 1”

The Weekly Roundup – 6.28.19

“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… Continue Reading “The Weekly Roundup – 6.28.19”

Amateur Exegesis – Episode 1: Something’s Off

The inaugural episode of my new podcast Amateur Exegesis has arrived!