Monthly Archives: March 2013

New Blog Activity on Ps.-Cyril’s On the Passion

Michael Heiser of PaleoBabble has posted a short entry criticizing the "sensational" coverage of the recently published apocryphon on the Passion of Christ attributed to Cyril of Jerusalem (discussed in this previous post). Frankly, I thought the article was relatively … Continue reading

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Christian Apocrypha at the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies

The 2013 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies will take place in Victora, BC June 1-4. For the first time, the society is including a session on the Christian Apocrypha. We hope that there will be sufficient … Continue reading

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Newly-Published Coptic Passion Apocryphon Features a Shape-Shifting Jesus

The online magazine Live-Science features an article on Roelof van den Broek's new book Pseudo-Cyril of Jerusalem on the Life and the Passion of Christ (Brill, 2013). The text, based on two Coptic manuscripts, contains a number of interesting variations … Continue reading

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A Review of Mark Goodacre’s “Thomas and the Gospels”

Mark Goodacre, well-known in biblio-blogging circles as the voice behind the NTBlog and in Synoptic Problem circles as a vocal advocate of the Farrer-Goulder Hypothesis, forwarded to me a copy of his latest book Thomas and the Gospels: The Case … Continue reading

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Secret Scriptures Revealed: Thoughts on Writing for Non-Specialists, Part 4

The final chapter of SSR is titled “Myths, Misconceptions, and Misinformation about the Christian Apocrypha.” It is a distillation of my previous work on the conflict between liberal scholarship on the Christian Apocrypha and its apologetic critics, a conflict occasioned … Continue reading

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