You have to love this. Well known NT scholar Richard Bauckham’s essay on the (Winnie the) Pooh community — a satirical jab at what NT historians do to the gospels and Jesus study. A sample:

Such insight into the tensions between various factions in the Pooh community could easily be extended into more debatable territory (the identification of the Eeyore faction e.g. is still debated – some recent scholars have argued that Eeyore is best seen as representing the adults of the village).

If only more scholars were as clever (and so predisposed). Here is a list of some other Bauckham essays available for free.

Hat to to Rick Brannan for this.