Does the Bible Ever Get it Wrong? Facing Scripture’s Difficult Passages (#4): Andreas Köstenberger

Andreas Köstenberger

In a prior post (see here), I announced a new blog series designed to address problematic passage in the Bible.  This new series will feature guest posts from other evangelical scholars and is largely a response to the series by Peter Enns’ entitled, “Aha moments: biblical scholars tell their stories.”

The contributor for this installment is my friend Andreas Köstenberger (Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School).  Andreas is the Senior Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the author of numerous books.  A few notables are:  A Theology of John’s Gospel and Letters, John (Baker Exegetical Commentary), and The Heresy

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One of the Main Ways that the Earliest Christians Distinguished Themselves from the Surrounding Culture

Early Christian marriage ring

In the first century, while Christianity was still in its infancy, the Greco-Roman world paid little attention.  For the most part, the early Christian movement was seen as something still underneath the Jewish umbrella.

But in the second century, as Christianity emerged with a distinctive religious identity, the surrounding pagan culture began to take notice.  And it didn’t like what it saw.  Christians were seen as strange and superstitious–a peculiar religious movement that undermined the norms of a decent society.  Christians were, well, different.

So, what was so different about Christians compared to the surrounding Greco-Roman culture?  One distinctive trait was that Christians would not pay homage to the …

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Does the Bible Ever Get it Wrong? Facing Scripture’s Difficult Passages (#3): Darrell Bock

Darrell Bock

In a prior post (see here), I announced a new blog series designed to address problematic passage in the Bible.  This new series will feature guest posts from other evangelical scholars and is largely a response to the series by Peter Enns’ entitled, “Aha moments: biblical scholars tell their stories.”

The contributor for this installment is Darrell Bock (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen).  Darrell is the Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, and the author of numerous books.  A few notables are:  Who Is Jesus?, Acts (Baker Exegetical Commentary), and Luke (Baker Exegetical Commentary).

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One of the more famous and …

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Does the Bible Ever Get it Wrong? Facing Scripture’s Difficult Passages (#2): Craig Blomberg

Craig Blomberg

In a prior post (see here), I announced a new blog series designed to address problematic passage in the Bible.  This new series will feature guest posts from other evangelical scholars and is largely a response to the one by Peter Enns’ entitled, “Aha moments: biblical scholars tell their stories.”

The contributor for this installment is Craig Blomberg (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen).  Craig is the Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary, and the author of numerous books.  A few notables are: The Historical Reliability of the Gospels, Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey, and Can We Still Believe the Bible? (the …

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