A Not-so German Requiem

By Gavin R Classical music lovers – of which I count myself one of the lesser in sophistication – tend to have a “personal canon” of composers and compositions which press their buttons. Amongst my own “top 100″ I’ve a special place for Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem. Until recently however, I’d not heard …read more

Messiah as Mishnah

By Stephen Bedard Continuing through Robert Price’s Deconstructing Jesus, we find more of Price’s assertions about the earliest beliefs of the Christians.
Price attempts to argue that because of anachronisms, “the gospel traditions in question must be removed from consideration as evidence for the historical Jesus.” (p. 97)
What are these anachronisms? They are the …read more

Digest for July 27th, 2015

Top 20 Biblical Commentary Posts

  1. Expository Times 126/11 by Danny Zacharias
  2. Gods of our age: Mammon by Ian Paul
  3. Proverbs 22 as the Mimetic Precursor to Matthew 10 (Also, Luke used Matthew and Mark) by Joel L. Watts
  4. Review, “A New Gospel for Women: Katharine Bushnell and the Challenge of Christian Feminism” @OUPAcademic by Joel L. Watts
  5. Pocket-dialing and the Law: It’s Public by Scot McKnight
  6. Latest Issue of Review of Biblical Literature by Charles Savelle
  7. Hallelujah in hell? by Ted Johnston
  8. First Mandaean on Pluto by James F. McGrath
  9. The NIV and Me (by Mark Stevens) by Scot McKnight
  10. Lunch Auction by Bart
  11. Amy-Jill Levine on Who Did They Say Jesus Was? by womenscholars
  12. Paul Must Have Been Angry by James F. McGrath
  13. Beyond the Book – Protestant Monasticism? by Mason Slater
  14. Beyond the Book – Protestant Monasticism? by Mason Slater
  15. John Stott: Preaching with Courage & Humility by Eerdmans
  16. Misconceptions About The Bible by Marlowe
  17. Accordance Mobile: Creating & Retrieving Bookmarks by RichardMansfield
  18. The Simple Way to Save on Your Favorite Resources by Daniel Motley
  19. Radicalism, Violence and Religious Texts Auckland – Abstracts #RVRT by Robert Myles
  20. Update on Unseen Realm and Supernatural by MSH

Biblical Criticism Posts

  1. Psalm 19:1-6 – The Heavens Declare the Glory of God by Phillip J. Long
  2. Book Review: Richard John Neuhaus (Boyagoda) by Jacob J. Prahlow
  3. Book Review: The Gospel of Mark in the Syriac Harklean Version (2015) by Peter J. Gurry
  4. Fluid leadership vs rigid gender roles by Marg
  5. Last Call for Biblical Studies Carnival Links for July 2015 by Phillip J. Long
  6. Video resources on Corinth & Corinthians by Matthew R. Malcolm
  7. Christ copyright by Matthew R. Malcolm
  8. Quarterly Quote of the Month about Jesus for this Week by …………..

Radical Criticism Posts

  1. Classical Texts and History • Crucifixion of slaves by masters. by Ben C. Smith
  2. Christian Texts and History • Given Matthew and Luke, why was Mark needed? by gmx
  3. Evidence Without Reason is Lame, Reason Without Evidence is Blind by John Loftus
  4. Why Atheists Laugh at Religion by John Loftus
  5. Christian Texts and History • The rulers of this age. by Ben C. Smith
  6. Two More Blurbs For My Book, "How to Defend the Christian Faith" by John Loftus
  7. Smile: It’s Only a Bible and Religion Discussion by Neil Godfrey

Bee-apocalypse or No?

By Scot McKnight Christopher Ingraham: You’ve heard the news about honeybees. “Beepocalypse,” they’ve called it.Beemageddon. America’s honeybees are dying, putting honey production and$15 billion worth of pollinated food crops in jeopardy. The situation has become so dire that earlier this year the White House put forth the first National Strategy to Promote the …read more

SNTS Meeting in Amsterdam

By Peter M. Head The SNTS is meeting in Amsterdam this week. Interesting papers include:Main Paper IV (Aula) – Prof. Tobias Nicklas (Regensburg), “Neutestamentlicher Kanon, christliche Apokryphen und antik-christliche Erinnerungskulturen.” Seminar 7 [room 0G-11] Christian Apocryphal Literature (Profs. T. Nicklas, C.M. Tuckett, and J. Verheyden). Terminates in 2015.Wed: Gregor Wurst (Augsburg), “Towards a New …read more

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