Category Archives: Apocalyptic-Eschatological

Larry Hurtado on Daniel Boyarin’s “How Enoch Can Teach Us About Jesus”

Here’s how this blog post (titled “Enoch & the ‘Son of Man’”) begins: In catching up on articles in journals, I came across Daniel Boyarin, “How Enoch Can Teach Us about Jesus,” Early Christianity 2 (2011): 51-76, and am provoked … Continue reading

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Revelation: An Introduction with Ian Paul

At about the 3:00 mark, the speaker is talking about genre generally and apocalyptic specifically. He points out that Mark 13:24-27 is apocalyptic language – a way of speaking that Jesus’ contemporaries would have recognized. It is a good way … Continue reading

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Scot McKnight’s Review of N.T. Wright’s Kingdom New Testament

This is about N.T. Wright’s translation of the New Testament.  Here’s an excerpt: I’m not hearing much chat about Tom Wright’s new translation of the New Testament, called The Kingdom New Testament, but it sure does deserve careful consideration to be … Continue reading

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John the Baptist and the Coming Judgment « Reading Acts

John the Baptist’s preaching is a window into what at least some Jews believed about the coming messianic age.  For the most part, there was a consistent belief that the Lord himself would intervene in some way in history and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jacob Neusner’s Judaism in the Beginning of Christianity. | Near Emmaus

Book Review: Jacob Neusner’s Judaism in the Beginning of Christianity. | Near Emmaus.

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The “end of days” in the prophets per John J. Collins in Craig Evans book | Near Emmaus

The “end of days” in the prophets. | Near Emmaus.

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Suffering and Redemption | Storied Theology

Yet more from Daniel Kirk on atonement and martyrdom from Maccabees.  Daniel begins: The stories of the suffering Maccabees provide some interesting conceptual frameworks for making sense of how Jesus’ death might transform the standing of humanity before God. But … Continue reading

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The apocalyptic subversion of philosophical Trinitarianism | P.OST

Andrew Perriman writes this post.  Here’s an excerpt: A key part of the broad “thesis” that I am putting forward on this blog and in my books is the observation that the New Testament texts reflect a consistently apocalyptic outlook. … Continue reading

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Michael Kruger Writes on Misconception #2 About the New Testament Canon

I don’t know that I bought into the argument of the post but I loved this excerpt: The earliest Christians believed that Jesus of Nazareth was the eschatological fulfillment of foundational Old Testament promises about God’s redemption of his people.  … Continue reading

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If there was a resurrection, so what? « Near Emmaus

Brian LePort and I exchange comments on this post of his. If there was a resurrection, so what? « Near Emmaus.

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