Friday, July 9, 2010

Professor Larry Hurtado has shared a pre-pub contribution to the Oxford Handbook of the Dead Sea Scrolls over at his blog entitled "Monotheism, Principal Angels, and High Christology" where he focuses on these concepts within the Second Temple period.  In Typical Hurtado fashion, it is well worth the read.

Professor Darrell Bock briefly discusses Gunnar Samuelsson's dissertation Crucifixion in Antiquity commenting that "This hype is not the fault of Gunnar Samuelsson, the author of the study who is clear about what he is and is not saying. Rather it is the media hype in headlining and spinning his claims where the fault lies." Who would have thought?

And  James R. Edwards' recent monograph The Hebrew Gospel and the Development of the Synoptic Tradition has finally been reviewed in this weeks RBL.This is one of those works I hope to get to in the very near future. In terms of traditional gospel authorship (or attribution) the patristic testimony is quite useful for, say, the Gospel of Mark but for Matthew and these so-called Hebrew Gospels the data just gets confusing.

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