Tag Archives: Early Christianity

Insights from N.T. Wright’s Inaugural Lecture: Imagining the Kingdom of God

Last night I had the opportunity to listen to Professor Tom Wright (a.k.a. N.T. Wright) give his Inaugural Lecture as Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity here at the University of St Andrews. Professor Wright has actually been at the university a year now and has previously given major public addresses here, but I guess this […]

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Kevin Christensen on Margaret Barker’s Research

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned in a post on ancient Israelite religious reforms that Kevin Christensen had written a lot on that subject, but that the site that I was used to going to for links to his articles seemed to have some broken links. I was just recently made aware that all the […]

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Book Review: Canon and Canonicity. The Formation and Use of Scripture

Via PaleoJudaica.com BOOK REVIEW (BMCR): Einar Thomassen (ed.), Canon and Canonicity. The Formation and Use of Scripture. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 2010. Pp. 232. ISBN 9788763530279. $48.00.  Reviewed by David J. DeVore, University of California, Berkeley Table of Contents As editor Thomassen’s preface states (p. 7), the volume under review is the fruit of “Highways and […]

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Answers to Questions Regarding Heavenly Ascent in Early Jewish and Early Christian Literature

This post comprises some very interesting questions posed to me by a new reader of this blog, Steve Bastasch, regarding the development of the “heavenly ascent” theme in early Christian thought and writings and their Jewish background. My answer to these questions follows. ————————————————————————— Steve: I’m new to your Heavenly Ascents blog – it looks […]

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N.T. Wright Appointed to New Testament Chair at University of St Andrews

VIA JIM DAVILA @ PALEOJUDAICA N. T. WRIGHT (Bishop Tom Wright) has been appointed to a New Testament Chair at the Divinity School of the University of St. Andrews: Tuesday 27 April 2010 The School of Divinity is delighted to announce that Dr N. T. (Tom) Wright, currently Bishop of Durham, has been appointed to […]

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New Margaret Barker Temple Themes Video

Check out my latest video, “Jesus, Yahweh and the Temple, Part II”, continuing my analysis of Margaret Barker’s book, Temple Themes in Christian Worship. This video analyzes Barker’s views on the early Christian identification of Jesus as Yahweh (Jehovah), the God of the Old Testament. The early Christians worshiped God Most High, or God the […]

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Society of Biblical Literature: New Orleans

Well, another SBL annual meeting has come and gone.  I had a great time this year here in New Orleans.  For some reason, the conference was not as well attended as in past years, but it was still an enlightening experience. Despite the fact that my connecting flight from Atlanta was delayed two hours (which […]

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RBL Review of Margaret Barker’s “The Hidden Tradition of the Kingdom of God”

I apologize for the dearth of good, solid posts recently. As we have been preparing for our move to Scotland, I haven’t had much time for blogging. I’ll be spending some time in Utah for the next few weeks and then we are off to the UK, so I probably won’t be very settled until […]

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