Christopher Skinner on the Move

Christopher Skinner, who will be known to some of you from his blog Peje Iesous, is moving his blogging to Nijay Gupta’s blog Crux Sola. For more about Christopher, there is an interview with him on Greg Monette’s relatively new blog, which some of you may not be aware of yet. [Read more…]

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Were the Gospels Originally Anonymous?

Like many New Testament scholars, the work that I do builds on the work of those specifically engaged in the field of New Testament textual criticism. An article by Simon Gathercole in ZNW, “The Titles of the Gospels in the Earliest New Testament Manuscripts,” makes me wonder about the impression that I and most others [Read More…]

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Buzzfeed New Testament

Following on from yesterday’s post, here are some Buzzfeed meme renditions of New Testament scenes: What other scenes would be good candidates for Buzzfeedification? [Read more…]

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Same Sex Relations and the Jerusalem Council

The Butler Religionists club had a discussion about same-sex relations as viewed by a variety of religious traditions. I mentioned that Acts 15, with its depiction of a decision by Jewish Christians about what Gentiles needed to adopt from Jewish customs in order to make it possible for Jews and Gentiles to have fellowship, neglects [Read More…]

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Dynamic Duo

I recently learned that two scholars who happen to be married both have useful websites with interesting stuff on them. Ingie Hovland is a cultural anthropologist who studies Christianity. Her website includes her blog God is in the Details, as well as book excerpts and other interesting things. Her husband Wayne Coppins is a religion [Read More…]

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Bart Ehrman and Craig Evans Debate

Bart Ehrman shared this video of a debate between himself and Craig Evans about whether the New Testament’s depiction of Jesus is accurate. [Read more…]

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RIP Robert Kysar

I have just learned that Robert Kysar, renowned scholar of the Gospel of John, has passed away. Books like John, the Maverick Gospel have become required reading on the subject. My condolences to all his family and friends, as well as the wider academy of New Testament scholars who may not have known him but [Read More…]

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Revisiting the Mandaeans and the New Testament

My article “Revisiting the Mandaeans and the New Testament” has appeared today in The Bible and Interpretation. [Read more…]

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Press Publish Interview

Josh Mann has been conducting and posting interviews with Biblical scholars who blog, and the latest one is the interview that I did. Previously he interviewed Peter Head, Peter Enns, Chris Keith, Nijay Gupta, Stephen Carlson, Mark Goodacre (twice), Scot McKnight, Anthony LeDonne, Mike Bird, Jim West, and Ben Witherington. Also relevant to academic biblioblogging, [Read More…]

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Did NT Authors Think NT Writings Were Inerrant?

There are things which, when you are an inerrantist, never cross your mind, and yet when you cease to be one, you wonder how you could possibly have failed to think those thoughts, notice those things, and ask those questions. A case in point: the New Testament authors did not write as though they believed [Read More…]

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His Testimony is Truthyish

The Gospel of John may be the first Gospel that we know of to bring the question of its author’s credentials into the work itself (the Gospel of Luke does something similar, with its emphasis on the author’s research, but it may or may not be earlier than John). In the period not long after [Read More…]

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