Gospel and Testimony

In his 2006 Jesus and the Eyewitnesses, Richard Bauckham suggests: that we need to recover the sense in which the Gospels are testimony. This does not mean that they are testimony rather than history. It means that the kind of historiography they are is testimony. An irreducible feature of testimony as a form of human utterance is that […]

New Testament Studies 59, no. 4

The latest issue of New Testament Studies includes: Helen K. Bond, “Dating the Death of Jesus: Memory and the Religious Imagination” John K. Goodrich, “Sold under Sin: Echoes of Exile in Romans 7.14–25” Timothy A. Brookins, “The (In)frequency of the Name ‘Erastus’ in Antiquity: A Literary, Papyrological, and Epigraphical Catalog” Daniel Frayer-Griggs, “Neither Proof Text […]

On the Web (February 12, 2013)

On the web: John Goodrich reflects on how to respond when one’s conference paper solicits no questions from the audience. Jim Davila notes a UC Berkeley press release about automated language reconstruction efforts. Mark Goodacre lectures on “Myths of Mary and the Married Jesus” (HT: NT Pod):

Biblical Theology Bulletin 42, no. 4

The next issue of the Biblical Theology Bulletin includes: David M. Bossman, “The Ebb and Flow of Biblical Interpretation” Joel Edmund Anderson, “Jonah in Mark and Matthew: Creation, Covenant, Christ, and the Kingdom of God” Peter Admirand, “Millstones, Stumbling Blocks, and Dog Scraps: Children in the Gospels” Zeba A. Crook, “Memory and the Historical Jesus” John W. […]

Epi-strauss-ium

The following poem, “Epi-strauss-ium,” by Arthur Hugh Clough (1819–1861) playfully draws attention to D. F. Strauss’s then recently published Das Leben Jesu, kritisch bearbeitet (Life of Jesus Critically Examined; NAEL 2:1452 n. 1). Matthew and Mark and Luke and holy John Evanished all and gone! Yea, he that erst, his dusky curtains quitting, Through Eastern […]