Carnivals are Coming

Dan McClellan’s Biblical Studies Carnival will be here soon. Do also keep in mind that the next Biblical Studies Carnival after that will be hosted right here at Exploring Our Matrix. And so, as you write your posts on topics related to Biblical studies during the month of August, feel free to send me a [Read More...]

The Secret of David’s Success?

HT Arni Zachariassen [Read more...]

New Web Address for the Clergy Letter Project

In connection with Michael Zimmerman’s move to a new academic home (he has become the academic vice president and provost at the Evergreen State College), the web address for the Clergy Letter Project and Evolution Weekend has changed. The web site can now be reached at http://theclergyletterproject.org/ If you are connected with a religious community [Read More...]

Making Stuff Up About Messiahs and Me

Neil Godfrey is at it again. I suspected from some of his recent posts that he had either misunderstood or was gearing up to misrepresent me – not to mention the field of Jewish studies. In his latest post, he writes the following: “James McGrath claims all Messiah figures were expected to be conquering kings.” [Read More...]

Day of Archaeology 2011 #dayofarch

As several bloggers have mentioned, today is Day of Archaeology 2011. So go read the official Day of Archaeology blog, and go read some other archaeology blogs. Go on. You know you want to! [Read more...]

Jesus With His Head In The Clouds?

I had the privilege of being present for Mark Goodacre’s paper proposing a conjectural emendation of the Gospel of Peter, so that it does not feature a walking, talking cross, but instead referred to Jesus as “the crucified.” Remnant of Giants has blogged about Mark’s proposal twice recently, and Mark himself has also done so. [Read More...]

On the 8th Day, God Created Photoshop

HT Arni Zechariassen [Read more...]

Last-Minute Lighthearted Biblioblog Pandering

If you maintain a biblioblog and have an idea for a really fantastic post, why not wait a few days and save it for August? The host blog for the carnival rounding up posts from August will be Exploring Our Matrix! Who even knows if there will be a carnival of posts from July? Dan [Read More...]

Mythicism and Peer Review

Note what Earl Doherty says in the next sentence after the one I quoted in my previous post: Great. Finally something that will give mythicism a shot in the arm. After all, if someone like Bart Ehrman feels the necessity to take it on, that implies a certain degree of legitimacy. It can no longer [Read More...]

Bart Ehrman on Mythicism

As many of you will be aware, Bart Ehrman is working on an ebook about mythicism. If you would like a foretaste, here is a radio interview on YouTube with Bart Ehrman on the subject, in which the host Reginald Finley tries to suggest mythicism might have some plausibility to it, and digs himself deeper [Read More...]

Round-Up of Mythicist Blogging

I noticed that the link to my round-up of blogging about mythicism was wrong in one of my early posts on the topic here. Rather than just make a change there so long after posting, when it probably would not be noticed, I thought I would share the correct link here. Round-up of blogging about [Read More...]


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