BAS Scholars Series

Thursday, March 10, 2022
8-9 pm Eastern
Jesus’s Resurrection in the New Testament:
Who Witnessed What and Why?

- Dr. Mark Goodacre, Duke University

The BAS Scholars Series program offers a quarterly, stand-alone presentation by noted scholars of the Bible and archaeology.

This March 10, join Dr. Mark Goodacre for his compelling talk on Jesus’s Resurrection in the New Testament.


Jesus’s Resurrection in the New Testament:
Who Witnessed What and Why?

A timely talk for Easter!

Discussions of Jesus's resurrection not surprisingly tend to focus on the accounts of the first Easter morning, with the accounts of a tomb vacated on the third day. It is a story told in all four canonical Gospels, and its impact on Christian doctrine of Jesus's resurrection has been immense.

But the oldest account of the resurrection focuses not on the tomb, or on a resurrected body, but on resurrection “appearances,” sightings of Jesus that apparently persuaded many in the first generation that something dramatic had happened.

This talk looks at these first apparent “witnesses” to the resurrection, asking who they were, what they thought they had seen, what it meant to them, and how this functioned in the earliest preaching of the Gospel. Could it be that these earliest “witnesses to the resurrection” hold the key to the understanding of the beginnings of Christianity?


Mark Goodacre

Mark Goodacre is the Frances Hill Fox Professor of Religious Studies at Duke University, North Carolina, USA. He earned his MA, M.Phil and DPhil at the University of Oxford. His research interests include the Gospels, the Apocryphal New Testament, and the Historical Jesus. Goodacre is the author of four books including The Case Against Q: Studies in Markan Priority and the Synoptic Problem (Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2002) and Thomas and the Gospels: The Case for Thomas's Familiarity with the Synoptics (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012). [More Bio]


  • Full payment $10 per person
  • Final date to register March 8, 2022


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