Monthly Archives: May 2012

New Testament Apocrypha Course: Week Four

This week’s New Testament Apocrypha class focused on John and his Opponents. Taking a page from Gregory Riley and Helmut Koester, we looked at the possibility that characters in John are intended to represent other Christian groups with which John’s … Continue reading

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Infancy Gospel of Thomas Edition Wins Book Prize

My critical edition of the Greek manuscript tradition of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas, De infantia Iesu Evangelium Thomae Graecae (CCSA 17; Turnhout: Brepols, 2010) has been awarded the F. W. Beare Prize at this year’s Annual Meeting of the … Continue reading

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Anne Rice’s Jesus Biography Film Adaptation Update

The first installment of Anne Rice's Jesus trilogy, Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, is set to be made into a film. I commented on this development a few years ago (HERE), but there seems to have been some development … Continue reading

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New Testament Apocrypha Course: Week 3

This week’s New Testament Apocrypha course featured only one class (thank you Queen Victoria). We focused on the family of Jesus—i.e., a discussion of traditions about the brothers and sisters of Jesus and an examination of texts about the final … Continue reading

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Hill Museum and Manuscript Library in Syria

The SCTimes has an interesting article on the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library and their efforts to photograph collections in Syria before the unrest there in recent months.

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New Testament Apocrypha Course: Week 2

My course on the New Testament Apocrypha focused this week on “Mark and Related Apocrypha,” including fragmentary gospels (PEgerton, POxy 840, Gospel  of Peter, Secret Mark) and agrapha, and “Matthew and Luke and Related Apocrypha”—namely, Jewish-Christian gospels and infancy gospels. … Continue reading

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Secret Mark on Euangelion Kata Markon

Michael Kok, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Sheffield, has begun a series of posts on the Secret Gospel of Mark on his blog, Euangelion Kata Markon. So far, he has posted an introduction and the clip of Morton Smith … Continue reading

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