Did the Gospel Writers Feel Free to Make Stuff Up?
But what about the first century, canonical gospels? Let's take a look . . . I should say a word about what I mean and what I don't mean. I'm talking about making stuff up out of whole cloth--the kind of things that the authors of the Gnostic gospels did ...
Southern Kaduna: No longer at ease
SEGUN OLATUNJI examines incessant attacks on Southern Kaduna villages and notes that the area has not known peace since the last April presidential poll Although the tension generated by the last April post-presidential election violence in Kaduna and the ...
The Best Evidence for the Documentary Hypothesis is in the Psalms
Students of the Bible learn about the Documentary Hypothesis, the view that the Pentateuch was put ... being that one addresses God using the divine name YHWH, and the other does not. I don’t see any way of accounting plausibly for these two psalms ...
Noah's Ark discovery raises flood of questions
One version says Noah sent out a dove, three times. The other says he sent out a raven, once. And yes: In one of those stories, the animals come on “two by two.” Does this mean that the author of that version was following the ancient Mesopotamian ...
Live-Blogging Curiosity, Hawking, and God
I don’t mean everyone has to agree — just the opposite ... 30 minutes: Arrrrgh again, this time for real: in the live conversation, I had the last word and it was a pretty good one. In the televised program, not so much. Had to end wishy-washy.