My professor at Catholic seminary said some things today that are rather worrying.
She claimed that the Gospel of Mark was historically false in chapter 6 verses 17 and 18 when it says that Herodias was Philip’s wife, when she was actually that of Herod Antipas. Mark 6 reads:
Herod himself had sent and arrested John and put him in prison, in chains, for love of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, whom he had married; because John had told Herod, It is wrong for thee to take thy brother’s wife.
She also says that the account of Saint Matthew’s Gospel of the slaughtering of the Holy Innocents never happened, and was merely a device used to give a reason why the Holy Family ended up in Nazareth and that the account of John the Baptist’s execution was embellished with legendary lines.
Do you have any advice on how to deal with professors such as this? And secondly, is there any truth to what she said?