Category Archives: Resurrection

Eusebius Pamphili of Caesarea’s apologetic for the veracity of the Gospel accounts

What follows is a relatively long and extremely interesting passage from Eusebius Pamphili of Caesarea, in Book 3, chapter 5 of his Demonstratio Evangelica (Proof of the Gospel). This passage is one of the most interesting to me among the Nicene Fathers … Continue reading

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Richard Carrier’s appeal to Philo of Alexandria’s Christology| Call for Research Project Proposals at End.

Recently Richard Carrier, who I am very impressed with when he says away from philosophy and sticks to Theology, appeared on the radio show out of the U.K. Unbelievable? Today. He mentioned in passing that Philo of Alexandria had already developed a … Continue reading

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Esther and the Resurrection

One of the curious features of the Gospel narratives is that, though they are replete with references to Old Testament passages which are thought to be fulfilled, even ‘accomplished’, by Jesus Christ, and these instances are thought to legitimize the … Continue reading

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The Resurrection Accounts

Often critics of the argument for the Historical resurrection will point out that the Gospel accounts, when it comes to their resurrection narratives, disagree and contradict with each other thereby weakening the case for their historical reliability. Now, I believe … Continue reading

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Resurrection, Messianic expectations, and James

Part of the standard cumulative case for the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth involves mention of a common yet curious feature of parallel messianic movements a few hundred years surrounding Jesus of Nazareth in either direction (before or after his … Continue reading

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The Mother Hen as a Messianic image

A curious and oft quoted Biblical verse, one of the very rare verses which describes God by analogy through the use of feminine imagery, comes at the very end of Jesus’ great Eschatological temple sermon about the end of days. … Continue reading

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