Tag Archives: Jesus

Did Jesus Deny the Possibility of Heavenly Ascents? (John 3:13)

If so, then maybe I should change the name of my blog!! 🙂 A few people have been asking me whether I plan to do regular posts on New Testament Sunday School topics, as I had been doing with the OT.  I would have to say that my tentative answer is either “maybe” or “probably […]

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William Hamblin: New NT Research

In case you are not aware of it, BYU Professor William Hamblin has recently been doing some exciting new research on some interesting topics involving the New Testament. The first is an exploration of the sign of the cross in ancient Israelite and early Christian temple symbolism (this is not strictly a “New Testament” study, […]

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Full Text of N.T. Wright’s Recent St Andrews Lecture

With permission, it is my great pleasure to give you the full text of Professor N.T. Wright’s first address as professor at the University of St Andrews. My own notes from this lecture were previously posted on this blog, here. St Andrews University: Distance Learning Programme ‘The Bible and the Contemporary World’ Special Lecture by […]

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N.T. Wright’s First Public Lecture as Professor in St Andrews

Last night (14 Sep 2010) I had the pleasure of listening to N.T. (Tom) Wright’s first public lecture as professor here at the University of St Andrews.  For all who are familiar with Professor/Bishop Wright, there is understandably a good deal of excitement among the students and university community here regarding his decision to leave the […]

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The Location of the Nail-Prints in Jesus Hands? A Discussion at Cambridge University

The question and its answer were posted by Rob Bradshaw on his blog biblicalstudiesorguk.blogspot.com. My thanks to Jeff Bradshaw (no relation, as far as I know) for bringing this post to my attention. Where were the nail-prints in Jesus’ hands – in his wrists or his palms? This question was raised last Saturday during a […]

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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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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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New Video: Jesus, Yahweh, and the Temple

I have just posted the following video on YouTube: To see the original Heavenly Ascents post on which this video is based, see here. If you have not yet visited my new YouTube channel, check it out here.

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