In this final video of our series, Professor Longenecker looks at his book, “The Crosses of Pompeii”, which challenges the consensus view that early Christians were not active in Pompeii prior to the eruption of Vesuvius. To purchase Professor Longenecker’s mythbusting books: Remember the Poor: Paul, Poverty, and the Greco-Roman World The Cross before […]
In this second video of our series, Professor Longenecker examines and challenges the consensus view that the Christian cross was not a visual symbol of faith before the time of Constantine. To purchase Professor Longenecker’s mythbusting books: Remember the Poor: Paul, Poverty, and the Greco-Roman World The Cross before Constantine: The Early Life […]
We had a chance to sit down with Professor Bruce Longenecker to discuss his three “myth-breaking” books: Remember the Poor: Paul, Poverty, and The Greco-Roman World, The Cross before Constantine: The Early Life of a Christian Symbol, and The Crosses of Pompeii: Jesus-Devotion in a Vesuvian Town. In this first interview, Professor Longenecker challenges the myth […]
What can the physical format of a Bible tell you about its intended purpose? While a compact, thinline paperback version might be used for the ease of travel, a Bible used in personal study might be comparatively larger in size, accompanied by marginal notes and cross-references. On the other hand, a pulpit Bible meant for […]
In this second (and final) interview with Dr. Matthew Novenson, he chats about the origins of his recent book as well as its most controversial topics.
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The Enochic corpus known as 1 Enoch or Ethiopic Enoch is a composite pseudepigraphic work written in the name of the antediluvian patriarch Enoch from Genesis 5:21–24. The corpus is extant in its entirety only in an Ethiopic (Ge’ez) version that was translated from a Greek translation of an Aramaic original between 4–6th century CE […]
When it comes to the beginning of christology, first century memories, interpretations, experiences, and presentations of Jesus were far from monolithic. Even among those who considered Jesus a “divine” being, there was considerable divergence as to how they articulated his agency and identity in relation God the Father. No-one was walking around with a proto-type […]
Professor Amy-Jill Levine sat down with us to discuss the understandability and line of tradition of Jesus’ parables. We also hear about Professor Levine’s “favourite” parable.