Monthly Archives: December 2011

Apocryphal Traditions in Homily by Theophilus of Alexandria

Alin Suciu has an interesting post about reconstructing a Coptic Homily on the Virgin Mary by Theophilus of Alexandria. The homily contains some apocryphal traditions about the Magi and the death of Zachariah, the latter derived from the Protevangelium of … Continue reading

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60 Minutes on the Vatican Library

The Christmas broadcast of 60 minutes featured a short piece on the Vatican Library. Watch it HERE.Earlier this year they did a longer documentary on the monasteries (and libraries) of Mount Athos (HERE).

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York Secret Mark Symposium Papers Coming Soon

The papers presented at last Spring's Symposium on Secret Mark—Ancient Gospel or Modern Forgery? The Secret Gospel of Mark in Debate—have been accepted for publication by Cascade Books. I am currently editing the papers and hope to have the manuscript … Continue reading

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The Nativity in Social Media

Grrr. Sorry, I don't know how to embed the video, but here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkHNNPM7pJA&lr=1.

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Revelation of the Magi in BAR

The latest issue of Biblical Archeology Review (Nov./Dec. 2011) has a feature on the Revelation of the Magi, a text published in English for the first time by Brent Landau last year. An excerpt from the story is available on-line … Continue reading

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