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by toejam
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The shortening of the days.
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: The shortening of the days.

^Thanks :-)
by toejam
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The shortening of the days.
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: The shortening of the days.

^Quick question, DC...

Is the "Old Greek" in your table there what is generally considered synonymous with the LXX, or is this something else again?
by toejam
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Which is the evidence that the Pillars believed in a Crucified Christ?
Replies: 9
Views: 454

Re: Which is the evidence that the Pillars believed in a Crucified Christ?

Galatians 2:19-21: "For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I...
by toejam
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why the James of Gal 1:19 is the Pillar James son of Zebedee
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Why the James of Gal 1:19 is the Pillar James son of Zebedee

Wouldn't it have been simpler for Paul to identify this James to be the son of Zebedee by saying: "I saw no one else except James son of Zebedee", or "James, another of the Lord's twelve", or "James Boanerges", or "James the pillar", etc.? If Paul had wanted this James to be understood in the Romans...
by toejam
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: is Simon of Cyrene an interpolated episode?
Replies: 10
Views: 683

Re: is Simon of Cyrene an interpolated episode?

The verse as it stands in Mark (15:21) is weird indeed. The text could well go from verse 20 to verse 22 without any problems. It could be an interpolation. But I don't recall reading of any manuscript or Church Father attestation that the verse was ever missing (please someone correct me if I'm wro...
by toejam
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 'Judas of Nazareth' by Daniel Unterbrink
Replies: 89
Views: 4639

Re: 'Judas of Nazareth' by Daniel Unterbrink

I read it expecting it to be nonsense. It wasn't persuasive, but it was certainly interesting and worth contemplating. I think he missed a golden opportunity though, one that I thought his argument was working toward - that potentially "Judas the Galilean"'s original name was "Jesus of Galilee", how...
by toejam
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark 13.9, 11-13 as an intrusive pericope.
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Mark 13.9, 11-13 as an intrusive pericope.

Makes a lot of sense to me. The claims that "the gospel must first be preached to all the nations", and that followers will be "hated on account of My name", etc., also imply post-Easter language, in my opinion.
by toejam
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why it 's surprising that Paul didn't mention Pilate
Replies: 18
Views: 1152

Re: Why it 's surprising that Paul didn't mention Pilate

^Ignatius wasn't writing with the intent of being as succinct and economical as possible. The texts are polemic. Ignatius wants to stretch his points, not be economical. Your assumption that Ignatius didn't need to mention Pilate to make his point is over stated. Paul distinctly locates Jesus in Jer...
by toejam
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why it 's surprising that Paul didn't mention Pilate
Replies: 18
Views: 1152

Re: Why it 's surprising that Paul didn't mention Pilate

Giuseppe said: So tojeam is challenged between the two horns of the beast: if for Paul ''Pilate'' is not relevant, why is ''Pilate'' relevant for Ignatius? Best answer: because the enemies of Ignatius placed probably Jesus not under Pilate. If for Paul ''Pilate'' is relevant, why there is no ''Pila...