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Mark Goodacre
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The Jesus' Wife Fake Latest
In my previous post, Gospel of Jesus' Wife in New Testament Studies , I drew attention to the free-for-all access to the latest issue of New Testament Studies in which several scholars clearly, fairly and robustly set out the case that the Gospel of Jesus' ...
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Tribute to J. Louis Martyn by Joel Marcus
I am delighted to be able to share the following tribute to J. Louis Martyn by Prof. Joel Marcus, Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins in Duke Divinity School. -- My former doctoral advisor, J. Louis Martyn, died on June 4 at the age of 89. A lo...
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Montreat Conference Center Lecture Series
You can join me and Prof. Ziony Zevit for a lecture series at Montreat Conference Center this May. Full details are available here: Montreat Conference Center Asheville, North Carolina May 25 – May 31, 2015 | with Mark Goodacre, Duke University and Ziony Ze...
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The "Apocryphal Urge" in Finding Jesus: A Response to Tony Burke
Over on Apocryphicity , Tony Burke has a characteristically lively discussion of the first episode of the CNN documentary Finding Jesus : Finding Jesus Episode 1: Giving in to the Apocryphal Urge Tony argues that the episode "demonstrates the apocryphal urg...
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NT Pod 75: The Passion (BBC, 2008)
NT Pod 75 discusses BBC's The Passion. It is just under twenty-five minutes long. NT Pod 75: BBC's The Passion (mp3) Feel free to leave your feedback below or on Twitter or on our Facebook page . Thanks to Ram2000 , "Me and You" , for the opening theme, re...
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Gospel of Jesus' Wife in New Testament Studies
In April 2014, Harvard Theological Review  devoted an issue to the discussion of The Gospel of Jesus' Wife , a fragmentary text thought by many to be a forgery. Regular readers of this blog will know that this fragment has been a hot topic of discussion sin...
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Tributes to J. Louis Martyn (1925-2015)
I was sorry to hear of the death of J. Louis Martyn last week. He is one of the greats of New Testament scholarship. Beverley Gaventa has a lovely tribute on the SBL site here: J. Louis Martyn   Among the bloggers, there are tributes from Sean Winter and Da...
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Finding Jesus Episode 2 tonight on CNN
Episode 2 of the CNN Original Series, Finding Jesus , airs tonight at 9pm ET/PT. This episode focuses on John the Baptist and features contributions from me, Candida Moss, Michael Peppard, Nancy Khalek, Joshua Garroway, Joan Taylor, Nicola Denzey Lewis, Byr...
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Finding Jesus begins tonight on CNN
CNN begins its six part series, Finding Jesus , tonight at 9pm (ET/PT). Here's the series trailer: And here's a clip from tonight's episode in which Obery Hendricks and I talk about the agony and shame of crucifixion: Post by Finding Jesus . I appear in all...
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So, to review:

Q: Is an ancient linen cloth bearing the image of a crucified man the very shroud that Joseph wrapped Jesus in?

A: No.

Q: Does an ancient codex discovered in an Egyptian burial cave answer the great Biblical question of why Judas betrayed Jesus? 

A: No.

Q: Does the discovery of an extraordinary 2000 year-old burial box bring to light the remarkable story of Jesus’ brother James?

A: No.

Q: Are pieces of the cross Jesus died on still in existence today? 

A: No.

Q: Could ancient texts preserved in the sands of Egypt shed light on the nature of Mary’s relationship with Jesus?

A: No. 

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This book discusses the composition of the synoptic gospels from the perspective of the Farrer hypothesis, a view that posits that Mark was written first, that Matthew used Ma...
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NT Pod 74: Jesus The Movie (1999)
NT Pod 74 discusses Jesus (dir. Roger Young, 1999). It is 27 minutes long. NT Pod 74: Jesus The Movie (1999) (mp3) Feel free to leave your feedback below or on Twitter or on our Facebook page . Thanks to Ram2000 , "Me and You" , for the opening theme, rele...
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