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Mark Goodacre
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British Resident Alien living in North Carolina, USA, Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Duke University, Dept of Religion
British Resident Alien living in North Carolina, USA, Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Duke University, Dept of Religion

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Gospel of Jesus' Wife Updates
It would be easy to think that there would be nothing new to say about the Gospel of Jesus' Wife after the dramatic events of last June (chronicled here under the headings  The Owner of the Gospel of Jesus' Wife is Unmasked and Gospel of Jesus' Wife: Last C...

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Finding Jesus Season Two
Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery returns tonight for its second season. Tune in to CNN at 9pm ET/PT. Here's the trailer: The first episode deals with Pontius Pilate and focuses on the Pilate stone. There's a clip here (featuring Candida Moss, Robert Carg...

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NT Pod 80: Christmas in John's Gospel
NT Pod 80 asks about Christmas in John's Gospel. It is just over thirteen minutes long. NT Pod 80: Christmas in John's Gospel (mp3) Key texts: John 1.1-18; John 1.14; John 1.45-6; John 18.5, 7; John 19.19, John 1.29, John 3.24, 6.42, 7.42; Matthew 2.4-6; Lu...

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Number of the Beast on Bible Mysteries
I get to the last lecture in my Introduction to the New Testament course tomorrow, and it provides the opportunity to talk about Revelation. I generally find that the subject matter is so interesting that I ask myself why I don't try to teach a whole course...

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I get to the last lecture in my Introduction to the New Testament course tomorrow, and it provides the opportunity to talk about Revelation. I generally find that the subject matter is so interesting that I ask myself why I don't try to teach a whole course...

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How to email your students
I have just come across this delightful piece of advice to students about how to email their professors (HT: Laura Lieber, with thanks!): How to Email Your Professor (without being annoying AF) Laura Portwood-Stacer There is some great advice there, but I c...

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Gospel of Jesus' Wife: Last Chapter Round-Up
Since the remarkable piece of investigative journalism from Ariel Sabar was published last Wednesday ( The Unbelievable Tale of Jesus' Wife ), in which the owner of the fragment, Walter Fritz, was unmasked, the discussion in the media has taken off at a pre...

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The Owner of the Gospel of Jesus' Wife is Unmasked
In September 2012, four journalists were granted special interviews on the Gospel of Jesus' Wife , published the day that Karen King revealed the manuscript in Rome. One of them, Lisa Wangsness , returned to the topic last November in a follow-up article in...

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St Thomas Basilica
Following on from my recent posts about St Thomas Mount  and Little Mount , this one explores another key Thomas location, St Thomas Basilica in Mylapore, Chennai, India. This is the place where Thomas's tomb is allegedly located and an impressive neo-Gothi...

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NT Pod 79: Santhome Basilica
The NT Pod is back on the road! Episode 79 was recorded at Santhome Basilica in Mylapore, Chennai, India. It is twelve minutes long. NT Pod 79: Santhome Basilica (mp3) Feel free to leave your feedback below or on Twitter or on our Facebook page . Thanks to ...
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