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Rabbinic Literature and the New Testament

Louis McBride just raised the issue about using rabbinic literature in NT studies, noting that he’s skeptical of the approach. He quotes Amy Jill-Levine who notes a number of problems: … 106 more words

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Reader Q&A: How to Prove Jesus Was a Real Person?

A reader asks:

You may be aware of a recent lawsuit filed in a European court by an Italian atheist against the Catholic Church accusing them of perpetuating a myth in claiming that Jesus actually lived.

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Biblical Studies

Browse articles related to biblical studies including Christian Origins, the Historical Jesus, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Gnosticism and early Christian Heresies.

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The Bible as Books

Rarely does the publication of a new edition of the Bible excite me. Oh, once in a blue moon there will be a study bible that I find particularly useful (though I have yet to come across one that satisfies me quite as much as the old RSV edition of… 356 more words


How Jesus Became God (At a Glance)

Ehrman, Bart D.

How Jesus became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee

New York: HarperOne, 2014. Pp. ix + 404. Hardcover. $27.99. 1,716 more words

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Rethinking HCSB

Over the past 3-4 months I have been reflecting on translation issues especially related to HCSB. This hasn’t been systematic study, but percolating ideas as I encounter the texts. 262 more words


Pass the Parcel.

When I was a little girl, a popular birthday party game was “Pass the Parcel.” In this game, party-goers sit in a circle, and while music plays, they pass a present, wrapped in many layers of paper, around the circle, until the music stops. 621 more words

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