Armed and Pre-Existent?

Simon Joseph, author of The Nonviolent Messiah: Jesus, Q, and the Enochic Tradition, has offered a response to the recent articulation by Dale Martin of the view that Jesus and his followers may have been armed in the garden of Gethsemane. It promises to be the first of a series of posts on this subject. Brian [Read More...]

The Case of the Severed Ear

I’ve been meaning for a while to blog about the story in the Gospel tradition, in which one of Jesus’ followers slices off the ear of the high priest’s servant in the garden of Gethsemane (Mark 14:47  and parallels). Larry Behrendt had two posts on the subject back in August, which I had meant to draw [Read More...]

Historical Jesus Lectures on YouTube

I remember just a few years ago when the number of scholarly materials on YouTube was minimal. My how that’s changed! Johnny Walker mentioned this lecture by Dale Allison on his blog today: That lecture relates to his book The Historical Christ and the Theological Jesus. Below is another lecture, by John P. Meier, on [Read More...]


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