Monday, November 09, 2009

Bibledex: 1 Timothy

The latest Bibledex video from the University of Nottingham's Theology and Religious Studies department is on 1 Timothy. It's four and a half minutes' long and crystal clear. It mainly features a certain Emily Gathergood, a very good and engaging speaker.



One suggestion: it would be good to have some on-screen credits for the people featured in the Bibledex videos.

8 comments:

Joe Weaks said...

Mark,
The Bibledex website has a page introducing each of the featured scholars.

http://www.bibledex.com/team/theologians.html

Mark Goodacre said...

Thanks, Joe. Adjusted accordingly.

AKMA said...

Joe and you beat me to it — it looks like your scholar is Emily Gathergood.

Mark Goodacre said...

I like the name. Simon Gathercole, she and I ought to edit a book together and then it would be "Gathercole, Goodacre and Gathergood".

Richard Fellows said...

I'm a little shocked that there was no discussion of the authorship of 1 Tim. Surely Paul did not write it.

Scott F said...

I was as taken aback as Richard in how breezily 1 Timothy is attributed to Paul without the slightest acknowledgment of the disputed attestation. It kind of leaves me wondering about the rest of the presentation.

Brady said...

Hi I'm Brady and I make the videos....

I'm trying to ensure there's some variety and if we went into the issue of authorship in every video I think things would get repetitive... I'm quickly learning that authorship is obviously a messy but fascinating issue for numerous books of the Bible.

In this case we didn't go into it... However we do go into authorship in some of the other Bibledex videos, both existing and still to come...

Details of all the theologians can be found at the bibledex site but onscreen credits could be something to look at.

Cheers for the continuing interest.

atxeg1 said...

Thanks for the review, Mark! I anticipate dealing with the authorship of the Pastorals in one go, probably in the 2 Timothy video - to avoid boring repetition we just went with “Paul” and “Timothy” here (of course I deal comprehensively with it in my PhD, which reads 1 Tim as post-Pauline and relatively early, at the first-second generation shift).

Check out the Ephesians video, just out, which you'll be pleased to know has a couple of minutes on authorship!