Daily Archives: July 6, 2008

N.T. Wright on the Risen John

In The Resurrection of the Son of God, N.T. Wright contends that “nowhere within [first century] Judaism…is a sustained claim advanced that resurrection has actually happened to a particular individual” (28). And so the early Christians were making an original … Continue reading

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Ben Witherington on "Is N.T. Wright Overthrown?"

On Ben Witherington’s post, The Death and Resurrection of Messiah— written in stone, a few of us ask Dr. Witherington if the pre-Christian stone that talks about a dying and rising Messiah overthrows N.T. Wright’s thesis: that Jesus’ resurrection is … Continue reading

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When Did These Characters Live?

The Book of Judges has a strange phenomenon: there are characters who crop up, and they share the same names with their places of residence and people from the Book of Numbers. First of all, there’s Jair. In Judges 10:3-4, … Continue reading

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Is Christianity Original?

Many Christian apologists argue that Christianity was an original religion. I haven’t yet read N.T. Wright’s The Resurrection of the Son of God, but I took his class on the resurrection when I was at Harvard. His argument was that … Continue reading

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