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by Bernard Muller
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Review of Gundry's Peter False Disciple according to GMatt
Replies: 37
Views: 21069

Re: Review of Gundry's Peter False Disciple according to GMatt

to JoeWallack, For that matther, the above raises the question of what was the original ending of GMatthew? Christianity forged an ending to the original Gospel narrative GMark. Why not also the next Gospel GMatthew? It also looks like Christianity forged a beginning to GMatthew. Why not an ending? ...
by Bernard Muller
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the Epistle to the Hebrews
Replies: 11
Views: 172

Re: On the Epistle to the Hebrews

to MrMacSon, Sure Hebrews made a lot of use of the OT, especially the Psalms (by extracting small pieces from them), in order to support/justify the author's Christology/Theology. I wrote in http://historical-jesus.info/hjes3x.html (then "find" on: 28.2 ) "let's observe again the (highly strategic) ...
by Bernard Muller
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What was the original logic behind Jesus's death?
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: What was the original logic behind Jesus's death?

The original logic? Jesus was put to death because some Jews thought he would become "king of the Jews" and the disturbance in the temple. His crucifixion was meant to be a deterrent. Proto/Jewish Christians then believed "The king of the Jews" had to rule: consequently he had been saved in heaven a...
by Bernard Muller
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What Are the Arguments for κύριος being 'the Name Above All Names' (Phil 2:9)
Replies: 21
Views: 322

Re: What Are the Arguments for κύριος being 'the Name Above All Names' (Phil 2:9)

to Secret Alias, But are you suggesting Philo thought Joshua was a name above all names? No. I wanted to show the author of the Philippians (and Hebrews. Apollos of Alexandria according to my research) used what Philo wrote, but of course made some changes. However there is enough similarities to en...
by Bernard Muller
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What Are the Arguments for κύριος being 'the Name Above All Names' (Phil 2:9)
Replies: 21
Views: 322

Re: What Are the Arguments for κύριος being 'the Name Above All Names' (Phil 2:9)

to mlinssen, then you have Philo say something about the Jesus of the canonicals while in fact he is saying something about a Joshua of the Tanakh That was not what I intended: of course Philo was writing about Joshua son of Nun, and nobody else. However, I wanted to show that the author of the Phil...
by Bernard Muller
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What Are the Arguments for κύριος being 'the Name Above All Names' (Phil 2:9)
Replies: 21
Views: 322

Re: What Are the Arguments for κύριος being 'the Name Above All Names' (Phil 2:9)

" Jesus means "the salvation of the Lord", being the name of the most excellent possible character " (Philo of Alexandria , On the Change of Names, ch. XXI) See Philippians 2:9 and Hebrews 1:4: Note: I think Philippians 2:6-11 was initially from Apollos of Alexandria , the most probable author of '...
by Bernard Muller
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Born of a woman, under the law... Joshua...
Replies: 28
Views: 658

Re: Born of a woman, under the law... Joshua...

to rgprice, It may be that Paul is talking about the historical Joshua son of Nun, a Messiah for the Jewish people, a title he could rightly be granted. But the "rising" of Joshua was a recent event. Joshua died a long time ago, but he is risen now. Do you have evidence that Joshua son of Nun was wi...
by Bernard Muller
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did the Jerusalem church even preach Jesus Christ?
Replies: 33
Views: 735

Re: Did the Jerusalem church even preach Jesus Christ?

to rgprice, I think john2 is right: John2 wrote: I think the issue in Antioch between Paul and Peter was about keeping table fellowship with Gentiles rather than circumcision. there was more than that according to: Gal 2:14 I said to Cephas before them all, "If you, though a Jew, live like a Gentile...
by Bernard Muller
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evidence Christianity started as mythicist
Replies: 75
Views: 9701

Re: Evidence Christianity started as mythicist

to Giuseppe, OK, this evidence (from the Recognitions of Clement) could be used by Paulg. However that evidence is coming from unknown author (unlikely to be Clement of Rome), dating unknown (end of 2nd century in my view), in a Christian "romance" text. But my initial question to Paulg was: Do you ...
by Bernard Muller
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Paul consider himself the only one to see Jesus?
Replies: 13
Views: 763

Re: Did Paul consider himself the only one to see Jesus?

to rgprice, Regarding C, I agree its an interpolation, but not necessarily "late". Its from before the Gospels. The purpose of the interpolation is to divest Paul of his special status. That's why it is noted that Paul is last in the list. That's why it says 500 brothers saw him. The point of the in...