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May 11, 2022

Masada: A Discussion with Professor Jodi Magness

In this video, we sat down with Professor Jodi Magness and discussed all things Masada. Prof. Magness helpfully details why Masada remains an important archaeological site for…
Christian OriginsGospelsNew Testament
April 24, 2022

“Q” and Friends

In our last video, Prof. Mark Goodacre took up the "Synoptic Problem" providing his reasons for the legitimacy of the Farrer Hypothesis and for dispensing with "Q".…
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April 18, 2022

Response to Tom Geue’s Author Unknown: The Power of Anonymity in Ancient Rome

***This reflection was first presented at a BRANE panel on ancient authorship on Nov. 9. 2021. Tom Geue, very graciously, participated in the panel and offered a…
Christian OriginsEarly ChristianityGospelsNew TestamentNew Testament Language
February 24, 2022

The Synoptic Problem With Mark Goodacre

In our newest video, Professor Mark Goodacre (Duke University) sat down with us to discuss some of the key issue surrounding the "Synoptic Problem." Professor Goodacre suggests…
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December 24, 2021

Eric Ruins Christmas

Does the nativity scene displayed on your mantle this Christmas season reflect the historical realities surrounding Jesus' birth? Was it (three?) Magi who came to visit the…
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December 19, 2021

Ancient Coinage and the First Christmas

Ancient Coinage and the First Christmas Every ancient coin tells a story. Not necessarily an historically objective story, but an accurate portrayal of how the issuer of…