The Making of a Messiah

In this video lecture I survey what might be called the “dynamics of Messianic identity”–or even “self-identity,” in the late 2nd Temple period of Judaism, as well as the emergence of what eventually became “Christianity.” For more resources related to this topic see these blog posts as well as my…

A Full Interview with Archaeologist Scott Stripling on the Lead “Curse Tablet” found at Ebal

Derek Lambert, who often interviews academics on historical and archaeological matters related to ancient Judaism and early Christianity, did a full interview with archaeologist Scott Stripling. As laid out in my blog post two days ago, see “Oldest Hebrew Inscription Ever Found in Israel–What We Know so Far?”  Stripling announced…