Literally the Apocalypse?

When we talk about “earthshaking” events and even “apocalyptic” ones without meaning either term literally. And so it is not inappropriate that interpreters have been asking whether ancient authors of apocalyptic literature, or who use imagery characteristic of such sources, meant everything they said literally. Two blog posts today touch on this topic: Daniel Kirk [Read More...]

Evaluating Web Sources

Greenflame shared a link to a page created by the Wabash Center, with useful materials on teaching students to critically evaluate web content. [Read more...]

Genesis, Death, Hate and History

While Ken Pulliam’s posts on Adam and Eve in Genesis continue to appear, Joel Watts addresses the issue of prooftexting to justify hatred and unkind behavior and James Bradford Pate shares four reactions to Ken’s passing. I think Ken would be glad to know that he is still provoking bloggers and blog readers to have important and meaningful [Read More...]

Maudlin Mary Magdalene?

Mark Goodacre pointed out that the latest SBL Teaching the Bible is available, and includes an article on Mary Magdalene by Jamie Clark-Soles. [Read more...]

Dale Allison, Minimalism and Mythicism

Loren Rosson reviews Dale Allison’s book Constructing Jesus. Here’s a quote from the conclusion of the review: Constructing Jesus pounds the last nail in the coffin of minimalism. I’ve often said that it’s better to be a mythicist than a minimalist — the former at least don’t pretend to be able to construct a historical [Read More...]

I Voted

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