As John the Baptist was one crying out in the desert, pointing people to the one who was greater, so too I, as a mere Amateur Exegete, am pointing to people who possess far greater knowledge of the biblical texts and related subjects than… Continue Reading “Biblical Studies Carnival 163 (August 2019)”
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: 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.
INTRODUCTION If you were to ask my dad how he became a Christian, he would no doubt tell you about his friend who handed him a King James Version New Testament and asked him to read the Gospel of John. As a single dad… Continue Reading “Musings on Mark: Markan Christology – Introduction”
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:… Continue Reading “Amateur Exegesis – Episode 5: Many Are Called, Few Are Chosen, part 2”
“We do not need a scholar to help us know whether the New Testament is a reliable narrative that we can trust. I believe that we can know this ourselves if we simply read the text and study it as it is, without commentary… Continue Reading “Impeaching Robert Clifton Robinson”
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