“aha” moments: biblical scholars tell their stories (6): Christopher W. Skinner

Today’s “aha” moment–the 6th in the series–is by Christopher W. Skinner (PhD, Catholic University of America), Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Mount Olive in North Carolina. Skinner is the author or editor of 6 books, including John and Thomas: Gospels in Conflict?: Johannine Characterization and the Thomas Question (Wipf and Stock), What Are [Read More…]

who were Jesus’ ancestors? (Lamoureux on genealogies, part 2)

Today we continue with part 2 of a 6-part audio-slide series by Denis Lamoureux on biblical genealogies. Jesus’ genealogy is found in Matthew 1 and Luke 3, and they are significantly–and I think it is fair to say, irreconcilably–different. They differ, however, as Lamoureux tells us, because as ancient genealogies, they serve a primarily theological function, rather than being [Read More…]

what are biblical genealogies and what do they do? (guest series by Denis Lamoureux)

Today we begin a 6-part audio-slide series by Denis Lamoureux on the always gripping, never boring, live-changing topic of all those “begats” in the Bible, a.k.a., biblical genealogies. Stop rolling your eyes. Actually, in my experience, genealogies–what they are and how they function in the Bible–is about as commonly misunderstood as any biblical genre. As Lamoureux puts it, “Most [Read More…]