INTRODUCTION Earlier this year I wrote a short piece on the Matthean and Lukan versions of the death of Judas (Matthew 27:3-10, Acts 1:18-19). In it I argued that the two accounts are fundamentally incompatible and that the standard attempts to reconcile them fall flat… Continue Reading “Revisiting the Death(s) of Judas: Triggerman’s Novel Approach”
“So, reader be warned. Cultivating sensitivity to Christian anti-Judaism involves re-learning or at least re-thinking a body of material that “everybody knows.” Un-learning and re-learning, in my experience, is always challenging, often annoying, sometimes infuriating.” – Heather Thiessen. @AlchemistNon has constructed a moral argument… Continue Reading “The Weekly Roundup – 10.11.19”
Texts discussed: Mark 7:1-23; Matthew 5:17-42, 15:1-20; Galatians 2:11-16 Recommended Reading: Darrell Bock, Mark, New Cambridge Bible Commentary (Cambridge University Press, 2015), 221. Howard Clarke, The Gospel of Matthew and Its Readers: A Historical Introduction to the First Gospel (Indiana University Press, 2003), 137.… Continue Reading “Amateur Exegesis – Episode 9: Dirty Hands, Clean Food”
Texts discussed: Matthew 14:22-33; Mark 6:45-52 Recommended Reading: Mary Ann Beavis, Mark, Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament (Baker Academic, 2011), 107-109 Elizabeth Struthers Malbon, In The Company of Jesus: Characters in Mark’s Gospel (Westminster John Knox Press, 2000), 70-99. L. Michael White, Scripting… Continue Reading “Amateur Exegesis – Episode 8: Walking on Water”
Texts discussed: Mark 8:11-13; Matthew 12:38-42, 16:1-4; Luke 11:29-32. Recommended Reading: John R. Donahue and Daniel J. Harrington, The Gospel of Mark, Sacra Pagina vol. 2 (The Liturgical Press, 2002), 248-249. R.T. France, The Gospel of Matthew, NICNT (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2007),… Continue Reading “Amateur Exegesis – Episode 7: No Sign for You!”
Texts Discussed: Mark 3:21-35; Matthew 12:22-32, 46-50; Luke 8:19-21, 11:14-23. Recommended Reading: Mary Ann Beavis, Mark, Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament (Baker Academic, 2011), 19. John R. Donahue and Daniel J. Harrington, The Gospel of Mark, Sacra Pagina vol. 2 (The Liturgical Press,… Continue Reading “Amateur Exegesis – Episode 6: Family Issues”
Texts discussed: Matthew 1-2, Luke 1-2 Recommended Reading Raymond Brown, The Birth of the Messiah: A Commentary on the Infancy Narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke (Doubleday, 1993). L. Michael White, Scripting Jesus: The Gospels in Rewrite (HarperOne, 2010), 226-256.
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 inaugural episode of my new podcast Amateur Exegesis has arrived!