Biblical Studies

Another terrific review of Aslan's best-seller, aided by the botched Fox News interview. A few snippets: Zealot’s claim is essentially a conspiracy theory: Jesus was really a proclaimer of violent revolution, but the gospels and Paul covered up the evidence. Aslan then has a typical conspiracy-theory...

Jim Davila has called attention to a large number of LCL volumes that are now public domain and available in PDF form. The ones most relevant for studies of early Judaism and Christianity are listed by author here, while you can download a .zip file...

Beginning with the first publication of James Tabor's B&I piece on Talpiot Tomb B, the Tabor/Jacobovici theory that this is the tomb of the earliest Christian disciples has hinged in large part upon their identification of the "sign of Jonah," a nose-down fish spitting out...

The blogosphere has yet again been in quite good form with lots of folks demonstrating the numerous problems with the latest claims about the presence of the name "Yonah" (Jonah) etched in the supposed stick-man at the bottom of the vessel fish at the center...

Like many others, I submitted two paper proposals for the 2012 Annual Meeting in hopes that at least one of them would be accepted. Of the two, one was especially important for this year, as I have been waiting over six years for a call...

A couple weeks ago, Joel Willits posted a critique of the oft-used cliché "love the sinner, hate the sin," arguing: This slogan is one of the most unbiblical ideas I’ve ever heard that get’s touted as if it were actually a verse in the Bible. However,...