Friday, April 17, 2020

NT Pod 92: Live Episode

NT Pod 92 Live: this is an edited recording of NT Pod Live (April 16 2020); it is 53 minutes long.

NT Pod 92: Live Episode (mp3)

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Featuring calls from Alicia Costello, CJ Schmidt, Michael Strickland, Hugo Mendez, Jacob Sparks, and Jose Corea, and chat questions from Kelly Victor, Fiona Thompson, Krista Fauria, Carl Tapps and Andrew Doole.

The topics covered were (in order):

  • Matthean Priority & Marcan Priority
  • John’s knowledge of the Synoptics
  • Acts 15 and Galatians 2
  • Patristic evidence for Matthean Priority
  • Eddie Izzard
  • Resurrection accounts: differences between Paul and Mark
  • The Q hypothesis: how many of my students are persuaded by it?
  • TV drama and documentary: Jesus: His Life (History), The Passion (BBC, HBO)
  • Women & gender in early Christianity; Mary Magdalene
  • The walking, talking cross in the Gospel of Peter.

People mentioned: Ian Mills, Laura Robinson, Douglas Campbell, Ed Sanders, Mark Matson, Barbara Shellard, Alan Garrow, Morton Smith, Ken Olson, Frank Deasy, Nigel Stafford-Clark.

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


  1. Hello Mark,
    Thank you for this episode. I'd love to hear or read your thoughts on why you think Luke knew Matthew and not the other way round, i.e. Matthew knew Luke and wrote after Luke.

    1. Thanks. Good thought. I have an essay coming out on that, and could podcast on it too.