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Evaluating a Key Claim in Richard Carrier’s On the Historicity of Jesus
- New Featured Article-- Biblical Reception History: A Dangerous Supplement
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Did Jesus Die in Outer Space?
This volume by Richard Carrier marks a welcome addition to the literature on Christian origins. It has been a long time indeed since someone with expertise in ancient history has sought to make a detailed case for the non-historicity of Jesus, and never before has someone with a PhD in history offered a case that is this detailed, or which adopts this precise approach. See complete essay
By Brennan Breed
In the past few years, reception history has transformed from a marginal fringe interest into something generally acceptable in biblical scholarship. There are now several monograph series, commentary series, journals and encyclopedias that are devoted solely to the study of biblical reception. Perhaps more important, however, one can now find frequent mention of reception history – and at times even whole essays and chapters dedicated to it – in publications that focus on more traditional methods of biblical criticism. See complete essay
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By Beth Alpert Nakhai
Stories about romantic escapades on archaeological excavations are legend, as anyone who has worked on a dig can surely attest. We have all heard about happy relationships that began in the field and thrived for decades. But as we also know, excavation lore contains stories of other kinds of “relationships,” as well. See complete essay
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