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Archive for the 'Early Christianity' Category

-Was The Apostle Paul a Fake and a Spy?

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

(Picture of Spy Museum via Wikipedia) LEXINGTON, VA: – The head of the history department at Virginia Military Institute suggests that the Apostle Paul faked his conversion and was really a spy for the Romans. Col. Rose Mary Sheldon of VMI, presented her thesis last week at the International Spy Museum in Washington DC. It […]

-Dead Sea Stone Tablet: About a Messiah Who Dies and is Resurrected in 3 Days?

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

(Photo: Dominic Buettner for The New York Times) According to a NY Times story, several Israeli scholars contend that an ancient tablet found near the Dead Sea, dated from the 1st century B.C., talks about a Messiah who would die and 3 days later be resurrected. <<<Read the rest of my article posted on the […]

“The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot” -Part 7: Conclusion

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

A continuing series reflecting on the book: “The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed”, By Bart D. Ehrman (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006, pgs.198) Chapter 11: The Gospel of Judas in Perspective In the final chapter, Prof. Ehrman tries to assess the overall importance of the Gospel of […]

“The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot” -Part 6: A Quest for the Historical Judas

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

A continuing series reflecting on the book: “The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed”, By Bart D. Ehrman (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006, pgs.198) Chapter 9 & 10: Chapter 9: Who Was Judas Iscariot? Judas -The Historical Sources In chapter 9, professor Ehrman launches a ‘quest for the […]

“The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot” -Part 5: The Context and The Main Characters

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

A continuing series reflecting on the book: “The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed”, By Bart D. Ehrman (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006, pgs.198)  Looking at:  Chapter 7:  The Gospel of Judas and Early Christian Gnosticism (Context) and  Chapter 8:  Jesus, Judas, and the Twelve in the Gospel of Judas (The Main […]

The Gospel of Judas: A Response to the Overview

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

In the last article I presented an overview of the Gospel of Judas, based upon chapter six of Ehrman’s book: The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot.  I realize now that I should have included some kind of response and compared the contents to orthodox Christianity.  The following is adapted from an article I published in April 2006 when the […]