The Resurrection in Recent Scholarly Research

At the very end of Martin Scorsese’s film version of Nikos Kazantzakis’s now famous novel. The Last Temptation of Christ, Jesus returns to the Cross, from his out-of-body temptation sequence, to those last, agonizing moments of death. Then, suddenly, white flashes of light streak the screen, the image is lost—as if someone has just […]

The Great Eighth Century

22 A century is a wholly arbitrary block of time. History surely does not proceed by 100-year chunks. And to mark the beginning and end of a historical period by the start and finish of a particular century can be justified by nothing more than our attraction for round numbers. Yet, if we don’t […]

Mission To Alexandria
Truth and legend about the creation of the Septuagint, the first Bible translation By Leonard J. Greenspoon

It often comes as a surprise to laypeople to learn that ancient copies of the Bible vary, sometimes in minor ways, but sometimes, also, in important ways. Variation exists between any two manuscripts of the Bible, even when they are written in the same language. But apart from minor variations among ancient manuscripts, when […]


BR article spawns new theory of biblical poetry By Harwood D. Schaffer
Canon—How books of the Hebrew Bible were chosen By Marc Zvi Brettler