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Daily Archives: November 20, 2015
Book Write-Up: Jesus Behaving Badly, by Mark L. Strauss
Mark L. Strauss. Jesus Behaving Badly: The Puzzling Paradoxes of the Man from Galilee. Downers Grove: IVP Books, 2015. See here to buy the book. Many Christians struggle with what is in the Old Testament, with its laws, wars, and … Continue reading
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Whitney Shiner, “Creating Plot in Episodic Narratives: The Life of Aesop and the Gospel of Mark”
Originally posted on Κέλσος:
In my last post I discussed Lawrence Wills’ comparison of the Gospels’ literary genre to the Life of Aesop, as a hybrid of ancient novel and biography, in The Quest of the Historical Gospel. In this followup post, I will also…
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Who are Paul’s Opponents in Ephesus? (1 Timothy 4:1-5)
Reading Acts The opponents in Ephesus are like the people predicted to come in the “later days.” Jesus also described false messiahs and prophets who would come claiming to be messengers from God. First and Second John both describe teachers … Continue reading
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“The Origin of Heresy” by Robert M. Royalty Jr.
Originally posted on The Biblical Review:
Robert M. Royalty Jr. The Origin of Heresy: A History of Discourse in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity. Routledge Studies in Religion 18. New York, NY: Routledge, 2014, 233 pp., $48.95 (paperback). *I’d…
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Patterns of Evidence (the Exodus), Part 3: Ipuwer
Today, I was reading about the Admonitions of Ipuwer, which was discussed in the 2015 documentary Patterns of Evidence. Patterns of Evidence argues that the biblical Exodus took place during Egypt’s Middle Kingdom Period. The Admonitions of Ipuwer presents a … Continue reading
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