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School of Divinity Opening Lecture 2015

Professor Helen Bond delivered this year’s opening lecture for the School of Divinity, her inaugural lecture after receiving her professorship. With the title ‘Paragon of Discipleship or Parody of Kingship? Simon of Cyrene in Mark’s Gospel,’ it is now available to watch online. Share Post:

  • CSCO Team,
  • 30th September 2015

Bond and Hurtado on the National Geographic Channel

Last week, Dr Bond and Prof Hurtado appeared on the National Geographic special The Jesus Mysteries. From National Geographic: Jesus Christ is one of the most famous names in the history of mankind. But Gospel writers left out crucial details about pivotal events in Christ’s life – historical moments that have been adapted, embellished and […]


N. T. Wright on his new book, Paul and the Faithfulness of God

Here’s a video of Wright’s lecture from his visit to us in late February. There’s also a response from my colleague, Dr Matthew Novenson.   Share Post:

  • Helen Bond,
  • 21st April 2014

Passover in the Time of Jesus

ASOR has a special edition of Ancient Near East Today out this week which focuses on Passover in the time of Jesus. It features articles by Eric Myers, James Strange, James Charlesworth, Adela Yarbro Collins, and myself. There are also three views of the recent Noah film and a piece on women in archaeology. It’s […]


Top Reads for the Festive Break

Samuel Hildebrandt, one of our enterprising Hebrew Bible PhD students recently asked the New College faculty if they could each recommend a book for the festive period. Here are our responses (sometimes with justifications): Dr. Sean Adams – Maren Niehoff, Jewish Exegesis and Homeric Scholarship in Alexandria (CUP, 2011). Niehoff examines how Greek literary and scholastic culture […]