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Bible reference index

This is a list of posts that comment at some length on particular New Testament passages. There are also a few Old Testament passages listed at the end.

Matthew | Mark | Luke | John | Acts | Romans | 1 Corinthians | 2 Corinthians | Galatians | Ephesians | Philippians | Colossians | 1 Thessalonians | 2 Thessalonians | 1 Timothy | 2 Timothy | Titus | Philemon | Hebrews | James | 1 Peter | 2 Peter | 1 John | 2 John | 3 John | Jude | Revelation

Mark 1:2-3 Some notes on Mark 1:2-3 in response to Rikk Watts
Mark 1:2-3 Jesus as Lord in Mark
Mark 1:2-3 Richard Hays and the God who walks on the sea
Mark 1:2-1:3 Explicit and implicit christologies in Mark
Mark 1:2-11 Narrative, a Jewish Jesus, and early high Christology
Mark 1:10-11 The Holy Spirit 3: This is my beloved Son
Mark 1:11 Simon Gathercole’s argument about pre-existence and divine identity in the Synoptics
Mark 1:17 Fishers of men
Mark 2:10 Markan christology debate
Mark 2:26 Was Jesus wrong about Abiathar the high priest?
Mark 3:27 Who binds the strong man? And why? And when? And how?
Mark 4:11-12 The parables: Jesus was just being obtuse
Mark 4:11-12 Why didn’t Jesus just come out and say it: God is going to punish you with violent destruction?
Mark 4:30-32 The parable of the mustard seed
Mark 4:30-32 Reading the parable of the mustard seed after Christendom
Mark 4:35-4:41 Explicit and implicit christologies in Mark
Mark 4:35-4:41 Richard Hays and the God who walks on the sea
Mark 4:35-41 Jesus and the sea: arguments about divine identity
Mark 5:19-5:20 Explicit and implicit christologies in Mark
Mark 6:45-52 Richard Hays and the God who walks on the sea
Mark 6:45-6:52 Explicit and implicit christologies in Mark
Mark 6:45-52 Jesus and the sea: arguments about divine identity
Mark 6:45-6:52 Markan christology debate
Mark 7:24-30 Why was Jesus so polite to the centurion and so rude to the Canaanite woman?
Mark 9:42 Does Jesus have anything to say about homosexuality? Simple answer, no.
Mark 10:17 Eternal life and the story of Israel
Mark 10:45 Substitutionary versus anti-substitutionary theories: both lose, one more than the other
Mark 11:15-17 Occupy London: what would Jesus have done?
Mark 11:15-17 Jesus’ protest in the temple
Mark 11:23-24 Moving eschatological mountains?