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by robert j
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Descents into Hell of Grammar and Sense - Mark's constructed awkwardness
Replies: 39
Views: 21105

Re: Descents into Hell of Grammar and Sense - Mark's constructed awkwardness

... In Mark 6:2 the people of Jesus' hometown rise the questions “Where did this man get these things? …. How are such mighty works done by his hands?“ and in Mark 6:14 initial answers to this question have been formed („Some said, ‚John the Baptist has been raised from the dead. That is why these ...
by robert j
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evidence Christianity started as mythicist
Replies: 93
Views: 67242

Re: Evidence Christianity started as mythicist

Saul is still an exception to your entire phrase.
by robert j
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evidence Christianity started as mythicist
Replies: 93
Views: 67242

Re: Evidence Christianity started as mythicist

A king of the Jews is not supposed to be crucified ... But one was --- … they find Saul and … they behead him, and they strip him of his weapons, and they send into the land of the Philistines round about, announcing good news (ευαγγελιζόμενοι) to their idols, and to their people … And his body the...
by robert j
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Galatians 3:1 "portrayed as crucified"
Replies: 92
Views: 41331

Re: Galatians 3:1 "portrayed as crucified"

In the letters, Paul gave significant emphasis on faith, but he certainly did not ignore the requirement for works, that is, for appropriate behavior. You seem not to understand that in the Pauline Epistles that one cannot be saved by following the Law but must believe that the Pauline Christ was r...
by robert j
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Galatians 3:1 "portrayed as crucified"
Replies: 92
Views: 41331

Re: Galatians 3:1 "portrayed as crucified"

[blue highlighted text is yours --- I highlighted your claims in gray] --- ...The author of GMark had another problem to solve --- how to characterize Paul’s Jesus Christ having come in the likeness of man. Mark chose to portray a man Jesus being possessed by the heavenly spirit during the baptism s...
by robert j
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Galatians 3:1 "portrayed as crucified"
Replies: 92
Views: 41331

Re: Galatians 3:1 "portrayed as crucified"

But does Paul ever do that: Interpret the OT as a foretelling of the crucifixion of Jesus? No. Paul did not. Paul used the Jewish scriptures to foretell God’s Abrahamic blessing coming to the Gentiles in Paul’s own time. However, the Jewish scriptures as foretelling the events surrounding the death...
by robert j
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Paul found the church in Corinth?
Replies: 16
Views: 6511

Re: Did Paul found the church in Corinth?

… Paul … in all the letters, speaking in them concerning these things, among which some things are difficult to understand … (2 Peter 3:15-16) Despite the polemics and apologetics in the surrounding context in this widely misinterpreted late 2nd century "early-catholic" letter, this part is just as...
by robert j
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Born of a woman, under the law... Joshua...
Replies: 33
Views: 20918

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

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by robert j
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Galatians 3:1 "portrayed as crucified"
Replies: 92
Views: 41331

Re: Galatians 3:1 "portrayed as crucified"

But see also Heidi Wendt , "Galatians 3:1 as an Allusion to Textual Prophecy" I have to agree with Wendt. When you look at the context, the reading of "portrayed" makes no sense. When you read it as a prophetic writing, then it makes sense. In the OP of the following thread, I discuss Wendt's artic...
by robert j
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Paul really make it to Rome?
Replies: 14
Views: 10390

Re: Did Paul really make it to Rome?

Actually, The Authentic Letters of Paul puts Philippians in Ephesus. If the hypothesis that Paul wrote Philippians from Rome seems doubtful, is it possible to identify a more probably place of origin? A rather good case can be made for the possibility that Paul wrote his letters to the Philippians ...