Category Archives: Biblical Studies
Congratulations to Randy McCracken on winning our last book giveaway. Randy won a copy of The Synoptic Problem: Four Views. Thanks to all who participated!
This week I’m offering The Synoptic Problem: Four Views, edited by Stanley E. Porter and Bryan R. Dyer. Here’s the catalog description and table of contents: “The relationship between Matthew, Mark, and Luke is one of the most contested topics … Continue reading
Achieving a consensus among scholars is always difficult. I would say there is close to a consensus among New Testament textual critics when it comes to the long ending of the Gospel of Mark. They would almost unanimously concur that … Continue reading
Bart Ehrman is a scholar who knows how to write so the layperson can understand what scholars are talking about. In his newest book, Jesus Before the Gospels (HarperOne), Ehrman sets out to show what recent studies on memory demonstrate … Continue reading
In his most recent book, The Case for Jesus (Image Books), Brant Pitre tackles a long-held staple of New Testament scholarship: the anonymity of the Gospels. Read any standard New Testament introduction and one of the first things it will … Continue reading
I’m currently reading The Fourfold Gospel by Francis Watson. What an amazing book. Here’s a small excerpt which I hope will whet your appetite. “In John, the “cleansing of the temple” takes place at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry and … Continue reading
When Craig Keener speaks I listen. When he recommends a book on Acts you can consider it sold. IVP Academic has released The Acts of the Apostles by Osvaldo Padilla. Here’s what Keener has to say about it: “It is rare to … Continue reading