One of my favorite theologians and biblical historians Bob Price does a wonderful podcast about NT Criticism. Price answers questions and emails about all things related to the Bible. It’s very insightful, it packed full of information, and capture’s Price’s unique and quirky sense of humor as he addresses your concerns. Some of the best exegesis you’ll find online by a professional scholar, so please, be sure to check it out!
This weeks overview: Does Margaret Barker reject the JEDP theory? Does Minimalism undermine it? Did OT people believe in an afterlife? How about other Canaanites? Did NT era Jews keep genealogical records? Does the Bible really teach eternal punishment? Counter-cultural self-congratulations of self-styled radical Christians and why they vilify America. How could the ancient rabbis have canonized a scripture filled with various viewpoints and philosophies? Rabbi Tovia Singer’s claim that only the LXX Pentateuch was translated by Jews, the rest being the later work of Christians, and that “parthenos” did not mean exclusively “intact virgin.” Did Jesus have to go to the bathroom? Mark Goodacre’s argument that Luke knew but rejected Matthew’s nativity story.