Jesus Seminar Videos

I poked around YouTube for videos featuring scholars and historians talking about the historical Jesus, and the following are two of the more interesting/useful ones I came across:

Marcus Borg talking about the color-coded ranking system used by the Jesus Seminar, and highlighting which elements of both the popular and dominant scholarly view of Jesus “drop out” as a result of being ranked black. He also helpfully clarifies that gray indicates uncertainty rather than unlikelihood – often it indicated the votes were scattered, rather than that the consensus was gray. Borg likewise explains why a “just red and pink” Jesus is not the answer.

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Here’s John Dominic Crossan talking about methodology and the social context of Jesus.

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There also seem to be half a million videos of Robert Eisenman for some reason.

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  • Jared

    Those drapes in the background are just ghastly.