Category Archives: Reception

Michael Kok, “The Gospel on the Margins: The Reception of Mark in the Second Century”

Recently NT scholar and fellow blogger Michael Kok (Ph.D. in Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield) sent me a copy of a his newly published book–The Gospel on the Margins: The Reception of Mark in the Second Century–for me to review on my … Continue reading

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Tiberius Caesar the Christian?

When I first started this blog, I debunked an egregious piece of apologetic misinformation claiming that there is more ancient literary evidence for Jesus than the contemporary Roman emperor Tiberius Caesar (see my refutation of the 10/42 apologetic). I was rather surprised … Continue reading

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The Old Goat of Capri: Historical Uncertainty and Plausible Doubt

For anyone who has been following this blog for a while now, my interest in the reign of the Roman emperor Tiberius should be rather apparent. I actually first decided to study Classics when, as an undergraduate, I read the … Continue reading

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