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 I have. So without further ado, the August 2019 Biblical Studies... Continue Reading →
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), 490-492. Norman Geisler and Thomas Howe, "Mark 8:11-12 - Did Jesus Contradict... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/s6Y-ORhx9q4 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 in his early 30s, struggling to raise his two daughters, coming... Continue Reading →
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.
"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 from anyone else."- Robert Clifton Robinson Readers of my blog know... Continue Reading →