Is the Virgin Birth Based on a Mistranslation?

| December 20, 2012

That’s the subject of the most recent podcast episode of Mark Goodacre’s NT Pod. As Naked Bible readers may know, my own answer is no. Professor Goodacre (Duke University) agrees. Have a listen! Technorati Tags: almah, birth, Jesus, Mary, parthenos, Stavrakopolou, translation, virgin

Away in a Manger, but Not in a Barn

| October 21, 2009

That’s the title of one of the articles in the upcoming (Nov-Dec) issue of Bible Study Magazine. As many of you know, I am the Academic Editor for the magazine. I don’t make a habit of plugging work stuff on the blog, but this is a cool article that may provide some seasonal Bible Study […]

Moses, Sargon, and the Exposed Child Motif in Ancient Literature

| May 28, 2009

Here’s an interesting article that advanced students of the Old Testament should read and digest. Egyptologist Donald Redford traces what he calls the “exposed child” motif through ancient literature. By “exposed child” he means stories that have the elments of the Moses birth in them. Redford’s goal isn’t specifically to deal with the Moses story, […]