Recently, Professor Richard Bauckham gave a lecture at Houston Baptist University which considered the descriptions of geographic locations around the sea of Galilee as part of a “mental map” of a Galilean fisherman. It was an interesting lecture that was well attended. The substance of the lecture will be included in a new book written as a sequel to Richard’s book, Jesus and the Eyewitnesses.
I don’t normally do this but I read a blog post from Larry Hurtado (larryhurtado.wordpress.com) in which Richard Bauckham clarifies what he means by “eyewitnesses.” It is to the point and offers a helpful handle on some of Richard’s ideas. I include a link to Larry’s blog here: