• Why does The Gospel of John have two men preparing the dead body of Jesus of Nazareth instead of women?
  • Why are there two different names for the place where Jesus was crucified? – Golgotha and Hill of Calvary?
  • Was John the Beloved superior to Peter the chief apostle?
  • Was Pilot blackmailed by the Jewish authorities?
All of these questions and more are discussed in this episode of The CES Podcast with Dr. Sheldon Greaves.
Welcome to episode 25 of Rational Faiths’ podcat series, The CES Podcast (for the rest of us), with Bible scholar, Dr. Sheldon Greaves and his co-host, Michael Barker. Dr. Greaves and Mike Barker will be looking at this year’s seminary and institute curriculum, which covers the New Testament, and will be distilling a week’s worth of lessons and readings down to a half hour podcast. Episode 25 will cover The Gospel of John, chapters 16-21 (the end of John).
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– Dr. Greaves and Mike
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Here are links to the two books Dr. Greaves and I briefly discussed in this podcast:
The Trinitarian Controversy, edited by William G. Rusch:
Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness, by W. Paul Reeve

Dr. Sheldon Greaves received his Ph.D. in Ancient Near Eastern Studies with an emphasis in Hebrew Bible from UC Berkeley in 1996. He is a co-founder of Henley-Putnam University, a private university catering to the intelligence and counterterrorism communities. He has taught Old and New Testament and similar subjects at Stanford University. At present, Dr. Greaves leads seminars on biblical and related topics as Scholar-in-Residence at the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan in Corvallis, Oregon. He is also the founder of Guerrilla Scholars (501(c)(3) status pending), a loose association of learners, thinkers, teachers, artists, and recovering academics that can best be described as, "a bunch of geeks who want to save the world."

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