Category Archives: Biblical Studies

And the Winner Is…

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!

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Book Giveaway

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

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Does Mark 16:9-20 Belong in the New Testament?

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

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“Jesus Before the Gospels” by Bart Ehrman – First Impressions

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

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Were the Gospels Originally Anonymous?

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

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What a Difference the Gospel of John Makes

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

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New from IVP Academic – “The Acts of the Apostles”

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

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