The Beginnings of Christianity: Part 1, The Acts of the Apostles

By way of NT scholar Larry Hurtado I learn that the five-volume The Beginnings of Christianity: Part 1, The Acts of the Apostles is still considered an important work. I've been able to track down the first four volumes on the invaluable Internet Archive: Volume 1 Volume 2 Volume 3 Volume 4 I have not …

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The Anti-Marcionite Prologues to the Gospels

Introduction The Anti-Marcionite Prologues to the Gospels are short prefixes to the gospels of Mark, Luke, and John. If there ever was a prefix to the gospel of Matthew it has been lost. The prologues are so named because they were once thought by Donatien de Bruyne to have an anti-Marcion sentiment. In fact, only …

Review of Chapter 12 of Redating Matthew, Mark and Luke

Introduction In this final chapter Wenham argues for the dates of the Synoptic Gospels. He believes Luke was written before 55, that Mark was written around 45, and that Matthew was written in about 40. Before or After AD 70? Jerusalem and its temple were destroyed by the Romans in 70. All three Synoptic Gospels …

A Summary of Chapter 6 of Richard Bauckham’s Jesus and the Eyewitnesses

6. Eyewitnesses "from the Beginning" "From the Beginning" According to Bauckham, if the Gospels embody eyewitness testimonies then at least some of the eyewitnesses must have been able to testify to the whole story of Jesus, the story beginning with John the Baptist and ending with the resurrection appearances.  In Acts 1:21-22, Peter says that …