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Do You Have Advanced Training In any of the Blog’s Fields?

Every now and then I learn of someone on the blog who has a PhD  or is ABD in one of the related fields, such as New Testament, Early Christian Studies, Hebrew Bible, Early Judaism, Rabbinics, Roman Religion, Greek Religion, Ancient (Greek or Roman) History, Semitic Philology, etc. etc., and/or is teaching in one of those fields in a college or university.

Are you one of them?  If so, please send me an email, at behrman@email.unc.edu.  I’m interested in knowing what your research is and/or has been, and I don’t know how else to contact you, other than this!

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    brenmcg  June 27, 2020

    Hi Bart – off topic q on James the brother of Jesus. Some of the quotes from the gospel of hebrews have him as a follower of Jesus at the time of the resurrection. The canonical gospels to varying degrees are disparaging towards the brothers/family of Jesus. Do you think the canonical gospels are writing him out of the picture and he was a follower during Jesus’s lifetime?

    • Bart
      Bart  June 28, 2020

      I think he was not a follower (otherwise the Gospels would not have stressed the rather unfortunate situation that Jesus wasn’t convincing even to his own family); but that he did convert soon after his death, because he believe he had been raised, as others were saying.

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        Chad Stuart  July 1, 2020

        Or, based on my understanding of human nature, did James see an opportunity to capitalize on his brother’s following?

        • Bart
          Bart  July 3, 2020

          Seems like leading a tiny group of outcasts who followed a man crucified for crimes against the state would not be a particularly smart career move….

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