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James Tabor

The Top Seven Fateful Passages in the New Testament (5) “Rulers Are God’s Servants”

The New Testament has been the most influential collection of documents in history. Taken by both commoners and those in power as the inspired and infallible  “Word of God,” and interpreted ofttimes outside its historical context, its fateful influence has often emerged from single passages with far-ranging consequences:   Let every person be subject to [...]...

The Top Seven Fateful Passages in the New Testament (3) “Let the Women Keep Silent”

The New Testament has been the most influential collection of documents in history. Taken by both commoners and those in power as the inspired and infallible  “Word of God,” and interpreted ofttimes outside its historical context, its fateful influence has often emerged from single passages with far-ranging consequences: The women should keep silent in the [...]...

Bart Ehrman’s Blog: Not to be Missed!

I want to put in a good word this Sunday morning for Professor Bart Ehrman’s blog–my fellow New Testament scholar down the road at UNC Chapel Hill. Unlike other blogs out there you have to “pay” to read it–beyond the tantalizing leads that non-members can access. The cost is modest and every penny goes to [...]...

That “Other” Ark of the Covenant

Millions were introduced to the famous “Ark of the Covenant,” if not in Sunday school growing up, then through the blockbuster 1981 “Raiders of the Lost Ark” Indiana Jones film. The familiar image of the gold plated ark with its angelic “cherubim,” and quasi-magical powers has become legendary, part of our “pop” culture. What few [...]...

A Tale of Two Tombs: Prof. Strange’s Review of The Jesus Dynasty (Part 2)

Here is the Part 2 of my reposting of my responses to the review of my 2006 book, The Jesus Dynasty, by my friend and colleague Prof. James F. Strange originally published in Biblical Archaeology Review (November/December, 2006, pp. 72-76). You can read Part 1, “Was Christianity All a Mistake?” here. In the Introduction to [...]...

The Top Seven Fateful Passages in the New Testament (4) “Slaves, Obey your Masters in Everything”

The New Testament has been the most influential collection of documents in history. Taken by both commoners and those in power as the inspired and infallible  “Word of God,” and interpreted ofttimes outside its historical context, its fateful influence has often emerged from single passages with far-ranging consequences: Slaves, obey in everything those who are [...]...

The Top Seven Fateful Passages in the New Testament (2) “It Is Good to Be Alone”

The New Testament has been the most influential collection of documents in history. Taken by both commoners and those in power as the inspired and infallible  “Word of God,” and interpreted ofttimes outside its historical context, its fateful influence has often emerged from single passages with far-ranging consequences:   It is good for a man [...]...

The Top Seven Fateful Verses from the New Testament (1) “Jewish Bloodguilt”

In this new series I have gathered together a list of fateful New Testament passages that have been both understood and misunderstood over subsequent ages in ways that reinforce and foster incalculable harm to our lives. I did not try to order these into any kind of priority and I think that would be a [...]...

Why Jesus and his Apostles Never Received a “Christian Baptism” Prof. Strange’s Review of The Jesus Dynasty (Part 3)

This is the third installment of my response to the review of my book, The Jesus Dynasty, by my friend and colleague Prof. James F. Strange published in the Biblical Archaeology Review (November/December, 2006, pp. 72-76). You can read Parts 1 and 2 here and here. Toward the end of Dr. Strange’s review he plays [...]...

Singin’ and Drivin’ in Texas: This One Needs to Go Viral!

I want to thank my dear friend of over 45 years, Dr. Philip Arnold, with all his dignity (Ph.D. in New Testament from Rice University), philanthropist extraordinaire (http://reunioninstitute.net), for letting his “hair down” in this lovely video, revealing the deep “roots” of so many millions of millions on this planet who will identify with this song, [...]...
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