First Gospel LODLIB v1.18 now uploaded

Available at the usual spot:

Lots of fresh signals analysis and textual reconstructions of content of the First Gospel and the Third Gospel (Early Luke or the Gospel of Marcion) from chapters 6-8, 11, and 13 now available in the latest version (1.18). Readers/scholars/fans: always be encouraged to download and read the latest edition, since substantive additions are now being made and self-archived on a weekly basis.

Also of note: I’ve removed the access restriction on version 1 of the book on Zenodo, so everyone can now see what this book proposal and five hypotheses looked like when it was first uploaded on July 1, 2020. From 50 pages to 350 pages in six weeks is pretty good progress!

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Encore une fois, les deux éditions du Luc

A couple close scholarly friends have recently provided private critical feedback about my reconstruction of the Gospel of Marcion and the First Gospel (Qn). Generally, their response simply repeated the common, traditional position: there was only one version of Luke, and the Gospel of Marcion is a later abridgement of that. I’d rather not have to tell friends that they are wrong, but friends, you are wrong. Please allow me to explain why, even without drawing at all on my scientific method and approach to signals synthesis and triangulation.

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Discovery of the First Gospel: Book Series Proposal v1.17 Now Uploaded

Given the difficulty some of my readers were having downloading and navigating between both the main book proposal and the supplement, I’ve consolidated them into one pdf (now 340 pages in length). Please download that as the latest version:

Readers will also notice updates to many sections, a full table of contents on the first page, and a reconceptualization of this file as the start of a new book series and the basis for the creation of a new academic research center devoted to the use of the hard Data Sciences to study the Gospels. Interested universities and authors are encouraged to reach out to me.

Phil Tite (of U Washington) Makes a Statement about my Discovery of the First Gospel

“The following statement is based on a letter of support that I submitted to Dr. Mark Bilby’s university in support of his current research project. After sharing this letter with Dr. Bilby, I was asked if I would be willing to share this publicly in a slightly modified form. Given my excitement about the potential of this project, I have made the following available in order to encourage further development of this project in the field of biblical studies.”

Full statement:

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Scientific Method and History of Joshua: A Scientist-Technologist-Classicist Call to Action

LODLIB-4 (10 pages) uploaded to:

This LODLIB details and expounds a set of 10 new scientific hypotheses and related Socratic questions related to the scientific discovery and restoration of the First Gospel (Qn).

Hypothesis 1. The movement of Joshua of Nazareth started between 34 CE and 37 CE (not 27-30 CE as almost all scholars currently think).

Hypothesis 2. The co-leader and chief patron of the Joshua Movement was Miryam, who was originally the leader of an entourage of women supporting John the Baptist, but who transferred her allegiance to Joshua after John was imprisoned.

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If Signals Analysis is Good Enough for Google Scholar to Disambiguate Us and Cluster Our Individual Scholarly Works, It’s Good Enough to Do the Same in Gospel Studies

One of the coolest parts about being a Librarian and Information Scientist is to meet and talk with fascinating people working on the cutting edge of tech. A few months ago, I had the privilege of meeting with teams from Google Scholar and ORCID to talk about Linked Open Data integrations.

Something a Google Scholar team member said stuck…

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Half of a Scholarly Love Letter to Markus Vinzent; or, Why the Gospel of Mark is Both Early and Late

Vinzent chalks up the development of the canonical Gospels as a response to Marcion, and there is a lot of truth in that view. While most scholars see Vinzent’s work as completely untenable and out of the mainstream, I find it to be enormously valuable as giving us half of the story. My discovery of the First Gospel and reconstruction of the Third Gospel (Early Luke or the Gospel of Marcion) builds on the consensus scholarly view that Mark was the first (or second, if you count Q) Gospel composed and yet still provides the means to reconcile it with Vinzent’s view that the Gospel of Mark reflects a clear, late redactional program that may well be anti-Marcionite.

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