Author Archives: Celsus

David Bryan on N.T. Wright and the Argument from “Anachronistic Anastasis” by Eric Bess

[Below is a guest blog by my friend Eric Bess, which deals appropriately with a topic pertaining to Easter and how to interpret the nature of the resurrection event.] General Problems of Reasoning and Rhetoric One of the most common … Continue reading

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Margaret Froelich on the Death of Aesop and Luke 4:16-30

Both teaching and dissertation work have been keeping me occupied of late. I have an exciting announcement about an important conference that I have been accepted to present at later this year, which I will discuss here at some point … Continue reading

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Presenting at the Pacific Coast Region SBL Meeting Tomorrow

If you are in the area, I will be presenting at the Pacific Coast Region Society of Biblical Literature meeting tomorrow. The time and location are below: Sunday, March 11, 2018 (8:00am-6:30pm) Hope International University 2500 E. Nutwood Ave. Fullerton, … Continue reading

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Some New Peer-Reviewed Publications

I have been quite busy this quarter teaching as part of the Humanities Core at UC Irvine. So far we have covered the Incan Empire and Shakespeare’s Tempest, and we are now beginning to explore British colonialism in India. All … Continue reading

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Κέλσος Ranked in the Top 30 Atheist Blogs on Feedspot

I’ve been busy recently working on a publication, so I haven’t had time to post new content, but I do have some good news. Recently Κέλσος was ranked #13 out of the Top 30 Atheist Blogs on Feedspot, which ranks “The Best … Continue reading

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Bart Ehrman and Jodi Magness on the Burial of Jesus and the Empty Tomb

It’s been almost four years since Bart Ehrman’s How Jesus Became God was published, and one of the points of controversy that arose when the book was first released is the fact that Ehrman does not endorse the historicity of … Continue reading

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Numismatic Evidence that Corroborates Suetonius’ Life of Otho and Contradicts the Gospels

To follow up on my previous review of Christian scholar Craig Keener’s “Otho: A Targeted Comparison” in Biographies and Jesus, I’d like to briefly discuss the relevance of numismatic evidence in evaluating Suetonius’ Life of Otho in comparison to the NT Gospels. … Continue reading

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