Charles H. Dyer on the Purpose for the Gospel of Mark

The following article is now available in PDF: Charles H. Dyer, “The Purpose for the Gospel of Mark,” Stanley D. Toussaint & Charles H. Dyer, eds., Essays in Honor of J. Dwight Pentecost. Chicago: Moody Press, 1986. Hbk. 0802423817. pp.49-62. My thanks to Moody Publishers for their kind permission to place this article on-line.

Codex Sinaiticus Now on-line

The Daily Telegraph reports today that the complete text of Codex Sinaiticus is now available on-line.   You can read the Telegraph’s article here and visit the British Library website here.   It is wonderful to see another important biblical resource made available to everyone with Internet access.

Where were the nail-prints in Jesus’ hands – in his wrists or his palms?

This question was raised last Saturday during a day conference on biblical archaeology at Tyndale House in Cambridge. Put simply the problem was stated as follows: Crucifixion normally involved nailing the victim to a horizontal beam through the wrist between the radius and the ulna (the two bones of the forearm). The nail was then…