Thursday, March 04, 2004

Listwatch: b-greek on blogs

On b-greek, Carl Conrad recommends several blogs of interest, including this one, for which thanks. If, as a result of that message, there are any fresh visitors here, let me explain that the last couple of weeks has been a bit unusual in this blog's six month history in featuring about ninety per cent of its posts on the new film The Passion of the Christ. I know that my interest in Jesus films is not shared by all readers of the blog and I suspect that some are heartily sick of the whole thing. Some readers have joked with me about the sheer volume of posts on the topic. But even if you are not interested in the topic of Jesus films, you may be interested in some of the debates that have been spawned by it, and the Biblical scholars who have appeared in the press in connection with this (Paula Fredriksen, John Dominic Crossan, Amy-Jill Levine, Joe Zias, Krister Stendahl, Geza Vermes to name just a handful of the many). In due course, the blog will look a little more balanced again and will continue to cover all the areas of interest to users of the NT Gateway, including -- of course -- the Greek New Testament. Indeed that day may come sooner than expected. I am going to see a preview of the film tomorrow and if the reports of the violence are anything to go by, it's entirely possible that I will not manage to sit through it all!

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