Category Archives: historical Jesus

Anderson-John’s passion story

I have talked about Paul N. Anderson’s The Riddles of the Fourth Gospel in a scattered way, taking up points that interested me. The scattered nature of this discussion is partly my fault. But it also stems from the repetitious … Continue reading

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Anderson-re-Johannifying Jesus

Paul N. Anderson in The Riddles of the Fourth Gospel does not like how the search for the historical Jesus has proceeded by programatically discounting the evidence from the Gospel of John. This is wrong because the John has a … Continue reading

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Anderson-3 periods

In The Riddles of the Fourth Gospel, Paul N. Anderson says there were three periods during which the Gospel of John developed within a specific community: The Palestinian Period-30 to 70 CE The First Asia Minor Period–The Johannine Community-70-85 CE … Continue reading

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Anderson-Riddles

Last week I read a terrific book. I spent a lot of time in doctor’s offices because I volunteer to drive people who need it to medical appointments. In the process I read The Riddles of the Fourth Gospel: an … Continue reading

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The Didache-my off-the-wall idea

Today I have something to follow up on my discussion of Aaron Milavec and the Didache. It concerns the Lord’s Prayer. Milavec did not think the Lord’s Prayer meant Jesus’ prayer. He thought it meant the prayer that came from … Continue reading

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W.W.J.D. after 9/11

Michael C. Legaspi, who teaches ancient Mediterranean studies and Jewish studies at Penn State, recently wrote this interesting paragraph: Albert Schweitzer once remarked that the quest for the historical Jesus revealed more about the questers than it did about Jesus. … Continue reading

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Dillon-true and false theories about Jesus

This link is to an article by Kyle Dillon for the Gospel Coalition an organization of conservative preachers with media ministries like D. A. Carson, John Piper and Kevin DeYoung.  I am not that conservative, so I was surprised that … Continue reading

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