New Insights Into The New Testament

A two-day virtual conference with presentations by 10 world-class Bible scholars.  Discounted rates for SBL members.

September 23-24, 2023

10:00 AM - 5:30 PM EDT


2023 Focus - The New Testament Gospels 

NINT is a new two-day virtual conference for people who are interested in Bible scholarship but are not, themselves, scholars.  Prepare for a truly groundbreaking inaugural event as we gather ten world-renowned biblical scholars, each a compelling expert in their field, to unveil the latest and most intriguing revelations on the New Testament Gospels.  

NINT is a new two-day virtual conference for people who are interested in Bible scholarship but are not, themselves, scholars.  Prepare for a truly groundbreaking inaugural event as we gather ten world-renowned biblical scholars, each a compelling expert in their field, to unveil the latest and most compelling revelations on the New Testament Gospels.  


Dr. Mark Goodacre

Dr. Jodi Magness

Dr. Candida Moss

Dr. Robyn Walsh

Dr. Bart Ehrman

Dr. Jennifer Knust

Dr. James Tabor

Hugo Mendez

Dr. Hugo Méndez

Dr. Dale Allison

Dr. Amy-Jill Levine


Mark Goodacre

Dr. Mark Goodacre

Jodi Magness

Dr. Jodi Magness

Candida Moss

Dr. Candida Moss

Robyn Walsh

Dr. Robyn Walsh

Bart Ehrman

Dr. Bart Ehrman

Jennifer Knust

Dr. Jennifer Knust

James Tabor

Dr. James Tabor

Hugo Mendez

Dr. Hugo Mendez

Dale Allison

Dr. Dale Allison

Amy-Jill Levine

Dr. Amy-Jill Levine

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Who Should Attend This Conference?

"Whether you are a believer, fundamentalist, evangelical, moderate, liberal, or a non-believer, the Bible is the most significant book in the history of our civilization. Coming to understand what it actually says - and what it does not say - is one of the most important intellectual endeavors anyone in our society can undertake." 

Bart D. Ehrman

  • Groundbreaking insights
  • Latest scholarship
  • World-class Biblical experts
  • Designed for non-scholars





10:00 - 10:30 a.m. 

Dr. Bart Ehrman


10:30 - 11:40 a.m. 

Dr. Candida Moss

Bad Reputation: Who was Jesus's Actual Family?

Christian tradition makes lofty claims about the origins of Jesus, but the historical evidence is very different. While some people claimed that he was the Son of God...

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others thought he was the offspring of a construction worker named Joseph or even a Roman soldier. Some ancient critics implied that his mother was a sex worker. This lecture will look at the diverse traditions about Jesus' family, assess their historical veracity, and ask what do we actually know about Jesus' background?


Hugo Mendez

11:50 - 1:00 p.m. 

Dr. Hugo Méndez

unlocking the symbolism of the fourth gospel

The Gospel of John contains many narratives and images not contained in other early accounts of the life of Jesus. These materials were deliberately crafted—invented—by the text’s author to symbolize the principal points of his ideology

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To help readers recognize this symbolism, this lecture will explore the practice of “reading John backwards”—that is, reading the gospel’s images in light of the teachings Jesus articulates in later sections of the book, especially the Farewell Discourse (chs. 13–17). Experimenting with this mode of reading John, we will come to appreciate the intricate design of the text and, above all, the remarkable creativity of its author.

1:00 - 1:45 p.m. 


1:45 - 2:55 p.m. 

Dr. James Tabor

Moving the Goalpost: Mark’s “Sign” of the End as a Failed Prophecy

In our earliest version of the “Synoptic Apocalypse” found in Mark 13 Jesus is asked “Tell us when will these things be and what will be the sign when these things are all to be accomplished” (Mk 13:4)...

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Accordingly, with a rare but cryptic admonition to the reader, the author of Mark reveals “the sign” in v. 14—“When you see the desolating sacrilege set up where it ought not to be . . .” and follows it up with a final apocalyptic warming: “When you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, even at the very gates” (v.23). Most interpreters find in these verses a clear reference to the summer of 70 CE, when general Titus completed the siege and partial destruction of Herodian Jerusalem. However, rather than the coming of the Son of Man in the clouds with great power and glory, fulfilling Daniel 7:14, Rome—whom many were understanding as the “Fourth beast,” was hardly destroyed but flourished as never before. This is one of our most explicit examples of “prophecy failing” in the period. Matthew and Luke, using Mark as a narrative base, boldly take up the task of rewriting and recasting this failure as success.


3:10 - 4:20 p.m. 

Dr. Jodi Magness

In the Footsteps of Jesus: Exploring Jerusalem's Sacred Sites

Archaeology enables us to reconstruct with a great degree of accuracy the city of Jerusalem as it appeared in the first century CE, where Jesus spent his final days on earth...

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This slide-illustrated lecture provides an overview of key sites associated with Jesus in Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount; the Lithostratos pavement and Arch of Ecce Homo; and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We also consider the evidence for the historicity of the traditions associating Jesus with some of these sites.


4:30 - 5:40 p.m. 

Dr. Dale Allison

Echoes of Antiquity: Old Testament Threads Woven into the Gospels

Discover the profound intertextuality of the gospels with renowned scholar Dr. Dale Allison. Dive into a world where biblical narratives assume a knowledgeable audience... 

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Join Dr. Allison as he explores the transfiguration as a replay of Mount Sinai, the Moses typology in Matthew 1-7, the feeding of the 5000 drawing from 2 Kings 4 and Psalm 23, the enigma of John 1:51 with Jacob's ladder, and the echoes of David and the Absalom revolt in Gethsemane. Experience contemporary examples of allusions in MLK's speeches, advertising, movies, and music. Uncover the secrets within the gospels' intertextual wonderlands. Don't miss this enlightening journey!


 MC & Moderator 

Dr. Bart Ehrman

Six-time NYT Bestselling Author & Leading Biblical Scholar

Dr. Bart D. Ehrman is the organizer and coordinator of NINT and will be a presenter at NINT 2023.  He has written or edited thirty-three books, including six New York Times bestsellers:  How Jesus Became God, Misquoting Jesus, God’s Problem, Jesus Interrupted, Forged, and The Triumph of Christianity

Bart will be co-hosting the live conference, moderating the live Q & A sessions, and providing an exclusive post-conference breakdown. Look for more details on the sign-up page!

Unparalleled Conference Benefits

Get ready for an unparalleled experience at our virtual 2-day conference!  By attending, you will have the incredible opportunity to expand your knowledge of the New Testament Gospels like never before. Prepare to be captivated by the most recent, intriguing, and exciting updates about New Testament scholarship, directly presented by world-renowned scholars at the forefront of cutting-edge research.

Moreover, the experience doesn't end with the lectures – you'll be able to interact and connect with other attendees in our virtual meet-ups, fostering meaningful discussions and connections. This conference promises to be an unforgettable journey of discovery, enlightenment, and shared learning. 

 We've designed these presentations specifically for non-scholars or "lay" viewers, ensuring accessibility and clarity for all attendees. Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity to join us and be part of this extraordinary event!



Similar events (such as Bible and Archaeology Fest) cost $179 or more. Standard pricing for NINT the conference is only $59.95. However, SBL members enjoy a special price of $53.95  (valid on this page only for SBL members)



For SBL members only

  • Access to the LIVE conference - 10 lectures with live Q&A
  • Lifetime access to the recorded lectures and Q&A 
  • Audio downloads 
  • Learn from the best in the world
Conference Preview - Screens and Resources


What is early-bird pricing?

We typically charge $59.95 for this conference. However, we are offering the conference at a special price of $49.95 through Aug 26th. 

What if I can't attend the conference?

We will post replays of all the lectures within a few days of the live event.

How many lectures will the scholars be presenting?

Each of the scholars will be presenting a 50- minute lecture followed by 20 minutes of live Q&A to be facilitated by Bart Ehrman.

Can I join by tablet or mobile phone?

Yes, we will be  using Zoom Webinar which allows you to attend by desktop computer, tablet, or cell phone.  

Do I need any special microphone or camera equipment?

The Zoom Webinar conference software will only allow the presenters to speak and hides the attendees so you don't need to worry about having a camera or being seen.  We plan on adding meet-ups for the attendees that are more interactive and those may requre a camera and microphone if you want to meet other attendees.

How will I join the conference?

Two ways.  Upon signing up for NINT, we will grant you access to ThriveCart, our online course software.  This will have your Zoom link for each day of the conference.  We will also email you with the Zoom link and reminders.

Will subtitles/captions be available?

Zoom has a variety of options for creating closed captioning in webinars you attend, which provides subtitles of the spoken in-meeting communications. This may be used for participants to easily follow the conversations or to meet accessibility requirements.  We expect to have this working come time of the conference!

Are any other discounts available?

Yes, if you listen to the Bart Ehrman podcast "Misquoting Jesus", you should have access to an additional discount code.

What payment types are accepted.

We accept Paypal and all major credit cards.

Do you offer a money-back guarantee?

Absolutely! If you don't love the conference, send us an email at [email protected] and we will refund 100% of your investment. You will have 30 days from the date of the event.

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