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by GakuseiDon
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Fictional Jesus Synthesis
Replies: 115
Views: 6309

Re: Fictional Jesus Synthesis

This in turn led to a change in the perception of what resurrection actually means, because now you had the resurrection of the old body with all its blemishes and flaws. Which in turn brings lots of new problems, like what happens when cremated or otherwise severely injured during death. I doubt t...
by GakuseiDon
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Fictional Jesus Synthesis
Replies: 115
Views: 6309

Re: Fictional Jesus Synthesis

If Jesus lived and died then belief in a spiritual resurrection could not have made his dead body disappear. The issue is to avoid confusing modern notions of "spiritual" with ancient notions. There is a difference between sarx (flesh), soma (body), pneuma (spirit, breath, wind) overlapping somewha...
by GakuseiDon
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: gMark is intended to be history writing
Replies: 56
Views: 3296

Re: gMark is intended to be history writing

It appears to me that the author of gMark knew he was writing fiction but wanted his readers or audience to believe that he was writing history. The author masked his fiction by claiming or implying his invented story was a product of supposed prophecies in Hebrew Scripture and that his Jesus was t...
by GakuseiDon
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Where does Paul praise an anonymous preacher of a Gospel?
Replies: 12
Views: 753

Re: Where does Paul praise an anonymous preacher of a Gospel?

Paul talks about various gospels. Not sure which fits. The following is a non-exhaustive list: * Gospel of God (Rom 1:1, Rom 15:16, 2 Cor 11:7) * Gospel of Christ (Rom 1:16, Rom 15:19, Gal 1:7, 1 Cor 9:18, 2 Cor 2:12, 2 Cor 4:4) * 'My' gospel (Rom 16:25, Gal 1:11) * 'Our' gospel (2 Cor 4:3) * Gospel...
by GakuseiDon
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: gMark is intended to be history writing
Replies: 56
Views: 3296

Re: gMark is intended to be history writing

There is also some quote by some ancient historian, which is relevant, but I can't remember where it's from. If I remember correctly, this historian writes openly something to the effect that he personally constructs the speeches in his history work in order to convey the historical person's intent...
by GakuseiDon
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: gMark is intended to be history writing
Replies: 56
Views: 3296

Re: gMark is intended to be history writing

It appears to me that the author of gMark knew he was writing fiction but wanted his readers or audience to believe that he was writing history. The author masked his fiction by claiming or implying his invented story was a product of supposed prophecies in Hebrew Scripture and that his Jesus was t...
by GakuseiDon
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: gMark is intended to be history writing
Replies: 56
Views: 3296

Re: gMark is intended to be history writing

There is also some quote by some ancient historian, which is relevant, but I can't remember where it's from. If I remember correctly, this historian writes openly something to the effect that he personally constructs the speeches in his history work in order to convey the historical person's intent...
by GakuseiDon
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: gMark is intended to be history writing
Replies: 56
Views: 3296

Re: gMark is intended to be history writing

The three other gospels in the NT have even more explicit evidence that they also want to present historical events. Luke explicitly presents his story as history writing in his introduction, when he says he wants to do the same thing that "many" othes have tried to do, i.e. to write an "orderly ac...
by GakuseiDon
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Anybody know of any other religions other than...
Replies: 13
Views: 942

Re: Anybody know of any other religions other than...

Buddha: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gautama_Buddha "Legend has it that, on the night Siddhartha was conceived, Queen Maya dreamt that a white elephant with six white tusks entered her right side,[93][94] and ten months later[95] Siddhartha was born... The infant was given the name Siddhartha (Pāl...
by GakuseiDon
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the “Serpentine” meaning of the Pilate's question as the earliest Passion narrative
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: On the “Serpentine” meaning of the Pilate's question as the earliest Passion narrative

Some other passages that might help on that idea: Num 21:7 Then the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned by speaking against the LORD and against you. Intercede with the LORD to take the snakes away from us.” So Moses interceded for the people. 8 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Make a snake ...