Category Archives: Exegesis

WLC Tries to Defend the Myth of Barabbas

In a previous essay about the historical implausibilities and authorial inventions in the Gospel Passion narratives, I discussed how the alleged custom of Pontius Pilate releasing a condemned criminal, simply because it was the Passover festival, and pitting Jesus (the son … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 15 and the “500 Witnesses”

A common slogan in apologetic circles is to claim that the resurrected Jesus appeared to a whole crowd of 500 witnesses, who saw Jesus “at the same time,” and who thus could not have been simultaneously hallucinating or mistaking their … Continue reading

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Bible Contradictions: Why Are They There? What Do They Entail?

The day was December 22, 69 CE. It was no ordinary day, at least not for the people of ancient Rome, and it was certainly not a quiet one. The previous year had seen the overthrow and suicide of the … Continue reading

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