An evaluation of Ehrman, Dunn, and Vermes’ objections to the Christology of Paul found in Philippians 2:5-11 by Rudolph P Boshoff

Introduction: In this study of Paul’s Christology I will research the essential Christological idea that Paul was affirming from the earliest Christian community. The foundational text for my study will be from Paul’s letter to the Philippians in chapter 2 verse 5-11(Bowman and Komoszewski 2007:166-167). I will show that Paul is quoting an early doxological […]

Dr. Shabir Ally’s analysis of the University of Pretoria debate on the topic “Did the Original Disciples of Jesus Consider Him God?” A short response to Dr Ally’s letter by Rudolph P.Boshoff

Dr. Ally writes: “The topic was, “Did the Original Disciples of Jesus Consider Him God?” James had the first 25 minutes to speak. Given the topic, it was necessary for James to show evidence that the original disciples considered Jesus to be God. Instead, he cited one verse from James, several from Paul, and presented a […]

The Staurogram: Earliest images of Jesus on the cross by Biblical Archaeology Society Staff & Larry Hurtado

How and when did Christians start to depict images of Jesus on the cross?   Some believe the early church avoided images of Jesus on the cross until the fourth or fifth century. In “The Staurogram: Earliest Depiction of Jesus’ Crucifixion” the March/April 2013 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Larry Hurtado highlights an early Christian […]