The Bible Geek Podcast 18-030

Released Tuesday, 11th September 2018
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Some Afghani Muslims believe Ali was a prophet after Muhammad. How can they reconcile this with Muhammad being “the Seal of the Prophets”?

Why wasn’t the Acts of John included in the canon? Would you have included it?

Is there a consensus among modern Christian theologians regarding the need for salvation for extraterrestrial aliens?

Is Heaven hotter than Hell?

Was Adam an androgynous being much like Manu in the Rig Veda?

Is it possible that Caiaphas blackmailed Pilate into crucifying Jesus, knowing that Pilate used funds from the Temple for building an aqueduct? 

Barbara Thiering argues that Jesus was the "Man of a Lie" mentioned in the Dead Sea Scrolls. However, Robert Eisenman contends that it was St.Paul who is given this title. Which seems more likely?

The story in Matthew about a Roman centurion who asks Jesus to heal his "young servant" uses the word pais, "boy" and that this has sexual connotations. Is this an effort to make Jesus appear to be friendly to Romans and vice versa? 

The Mandeans are gnostics. They hold John the Baptist in high regard and Jesus in low regard. Might this indicate that John was actually gnostic, or with gnostic influence?  Was there a conflict between Jesus' followers and followers of John? 

Might the Gospels have been scripts for screen plays?

What do we know about the use of Greek words that are translated as the proper noun "Satan" in the New Testament?

Theme music provided by: Peter Benjamin - composer for media

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