Marcan Priority and a Textual and Theological Comparison of the Synoptic and Johannine Gospels

Introduction The gospels are the foundation of Christianity and by extension of Western society. In his book “New Testament History and Literature”, Dale B. Martin argues that although the New Testament is considered a “foundational document” for Western civilisation, that statement doesn’t really mean much as many of “the most culturally significant things about the New…

Creation Stories of Atum, Ptah, Yahweh and Elohim

The progression from physical to cerebral creation stories in particular really seemed to spark conversation during the last post-tour social that we had for Faith to Faithless. I have therefore reproduced the 4 texts which I spoke of below. The Hymn to Atum/Amun-Ra (24th-22nd century BCE) The Hymn to Ptah (22nd-20th century BCE Genesis 2:4…

The Languages of Jamaica

Jamaica is a beautiful island that happens to be the place most of my forebears are from. Since the age of 3, I have been exposed to the Jamaican languages due to being partially raised by my grandmother after the death of my mother in 1987. Jamaica has 4 main languages, two of which exist…