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— The Historical Jesus
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— How We Got the Bible
— The Life and Writings of Paul
— Persecutions of Early Christians
— The Revelation of John
— Who Wrote the Gospels?
— Heaven and Hell
— Sex and Sexuality in the Bible
— Judaism in Jesus’ Day
— Forgery in Antiquity
— Did Jesus Even Exist?
— The Hebrew Bible
— Women in Early Christianity
— Greco-Roman Religions and Culture
— History of Biblical Scholarship
— Early Christian Heresies
— Christian Apocrypha
— Proto-Orthodox Writers
— Jews and Christians in Antiquity
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