Wednesday, September 23, 2009

NT Pod 14: Paul as "Apostle": The Controversy

Episode 14 of the NT Pod discusses early controversies over whether or not Paul should be described as "apostle".

It is twelve minutes long. Feel free to leave your comments below.

NT Pod Episode 14: Paul as Apostle: The Controversy (mp3)

Key texts: 1 Cor. 9:1-2; 1 Cor. 15:1-11; Gal. 1:1; 1 Cor. 1:1; 2 Cor. 1:1; Rom. 11:13; 2 Cor. 12:12; Acts 1:21-26; Acts 9; Acts 14:4 and 14.

Brief Programme Notes (NT Blog)

Thanks to Ram2000, Me and You, for the opening theme, released under a Creative Commons agreement.


  1. Hi, Mark. I found your podcast on iTunes U recently and I am enjoying it so far.

    I have a question for you: From which version of the Bible do you read the texts?

    Thanks in advance and I look forward to hearing more of your NT podcasts in the future.

  2. Thanks for listening and commenting, Marybeth. I use a variety of translations, usually either the NRSV or TNIV, but sometimes NASB; sometimes I translate from the Greek and even where I don't, I always check the Greek, which influences which translation I use.

  3. Mark,
    This comment is a little off subject but I saw you wrote a book arguing against "Q" in favor of Markan Priority. Will we ever get a podcast on that issue?

  4. Thanks, Nick. Oh, no question about it. But I am holding off on that topic until next semester when I'll be teaching it and then I can combine the NT Pod with my teaching, which might be fun.

  5. Thank you, Mark.

    I've always thought of Luke as being Paul's scribe -- which might explain his attitude toward Paul, too.

    Also, maybe we should let Paul be the 13th Apostle since, in a way they were parallels of Israel's 12 patriarchs, weren't they? Of which there really were 13 (after Jacob adopted Joseph's two sons!)

    As usual I enjoyed this Pod and thank you for it!