Category Archives: Luke

No Imminent Eschatology for Mark and Luke; Galilee and the Messiah

For my write-up today on W.D. Davies’ The Gospel and the Land, I have two items. 1.  My first item is imminent eschatology, the notion that the end would come soon.  According to Davies, Mark and Luke do not believe … Continue reading

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Meier on the Resurrection of Lazarus (in the Parable and John 11)

In my write-up today on volume 2 of John Meier’s A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, I will write some about the relationship between the Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man in Luke 16:20-31, and Jesus’ resurrection of … Continue reading

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The (Gentile) Demoniac

For my write-up today on volume 2 of John Meier’s A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, I will talk some about Meier’s discussion of Jesus’ exorcism of the Gedarene demoniac.  This story appears in Mark 5, Luke 8, and … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with That?

At church this morning, the Pastor Emeritus spoke to us, since our regular pastor is still in Israel.  The Pastor Emeritus spoke to us about Jesus’ parables. There were two parables that stood out to me.  The first was the … Continue reading

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Ben Witherington’s Critical Methodology and Apologetics

I finished Ben Witherington III’s Jesus the Sage.  I have two items: 1.  Are the Gospels fiction, or are they historical?  Witherington says on page 154: “I have argued elsewhere that the ancient popular biography provides us with our closest … Continue reading

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N.T. Wright on the Virgin Birth

Claude Mariottini on his blog has a link to an article by N.T. Wright on the virgin birth of Jesus.  Wright’s article is entitled Suspending Scepticism: History and the Virgin Birth.  In my post here, I’ll interact with a few … Continue reading

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Time for Carlos to Sacrifice

I watched the new Desperate Housewives tonight, and the plotline that stuck out to me the most was Carlos’ job dilemma. But Lynette almost running over that guy who threatened her son was a close second! Carlos is getting his … Continue reading

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Luke 4: Jesus’ Temptation

In Luke 4, we read Luke’s story of Jesus’ temptation. It is similar to the temptation story in Matthew 4, only it presents the events in a different order. In Luke 4, Satan first tells Jesus to turn the stones … Continue reading

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Signs of Revival

Yvette of Pascalian Awakenings has given me a link to a discussion about the Lakeland revival. It’s from the web site of Michael Brown, the author of Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus. I don’t know much about the revival in … Continue reading

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A Bizarre Dinner-Guest

In Luke 11:37-54, we see a strange interaction at the dinner table. The Pharisees invite Jesus to dinner, and they notice that he doesn’t wash before eating. They ask him why. In response, Jesus goes into a long tirade against … Continue reading

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