Bio

I am a postdoctoral researcher studying quantum gravity and black hole thermodynamics at UC Santa Barbara.  Before that, I studied the Great Books program at St. John's College, Santa Fe, and got my Ph.D. in physics from U Maryland.

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  1. Regarding Mark 16:9-20 -- I have done some research on this and I would be glad to send a copy to you, as a sort of couter-point to the textual critics who have argued that it is not part of the original text. My research, published as a Kindle ebook, "Authentic: The Case for Mark 16:9-20," is for sale at Amazon, but if you would like a free digital copy, formatted as a Word document, I would be glad to send one on request.

    Yours in Christ,

    James Snapp, Jr.
    Minister, Curtisville Christian Church
    Indiana

  2. Aron Wall says:

    Dear James Snapp Jr.

    I would indeed be interested in seeing your book; you can send the Word file to the email address which can be found by clicking through the "Website" link on the top bar.

    I suppose you must be aware that there exists a manuscript of the Gospel of Mark in which the ending is attributed to a certain "Ariston" who seems to have been a disciple of Jesus, though not one of the 12. My current opinion--though this might of course change after reading your book--is that the long ending probably wasn't written by Mark but nevertheless probably does contain accurate information about Jesus' post-Resurrection sayings and deeds. Of course, when arguing with nonbelievers one has to argue based on what can be proven to their satisfaction, and so I avoided relying on the long ending for that reason. But that doesn't necessarily mean it has to be factually wrong.

  3. Thanks for commenting on my blog! I'm sending my physics and spacing-loving husband over here to check out your website as I'm sure he'll find it fascinating.

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