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by Aleph One
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Inventory of references to Simon/Symeon, Peter, and Cephas.
Replies: 36
Views: 3544

Re: Inventory of references to Simon/Symeon, Peter, and Ceph

Now, I know that this involves some speculation as to motives. But it is speculation in search of a reason for the two triumvirates. I wish I could dismiss the correspondence of names (Peter, James, John // Cephas, James, John, where Cephas is only a fraction of a phoneme away from being a good bac...
by Aleph One
Fri May 26, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The ending of Mark (for Kunigunde).
Replies: 78
Views: 8177

Re: The ending of Mark (for Kunigunde).

Not much to add here, unfortunately, but I found a lot of interesting points in this post. There is much to be thought about, however, regarding Joe's suggestion that the ending contained something scandalous; in that case it could either have been removed deliberately or lost accidentally, with no ...
by Aleph One
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dating Paul's Conversion c.36 C.E.
Replies: 209
Views: 12692

Re: Dating Paul's Conversion c.36 C.E.

Evidence you keep asking for, is the Koine ONLY text we possess. had Israelites wrote any part of the NT we would have not only an Israelite origin of the text, but we would also have Aramaic text. There is a reason why we do not. Hey I'm currently reading Mazzaferri's "The Genre of the Book of Rev...
by Aleph One
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The temple saying & traditions before Mark.
Replies: 176
Views: 16810

Re: The temple saying & traditions before Mark.

There is some great discussion in this thread about an interesting topic, especially early in the postings. I do feel like it got side-tracked part way through, though. The issue with Daniel and the dates looks like an "agree to disagree" situation to me, at this point. :( This was the Achilles heel...
by Aleph One
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Secret Mark's Angry Jesus
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

Re: Secret Mark's Angry Jesus

@Roger Viklund thanks for that quote. It reinforces the point and presents a very good theory for why the episode was told like so in the first place. Also, I'm not sure what kind of Mark Peter Jeffrey is positing, but it sounds unconventional, to say the least. Even so, I shouldn't prejudge somethi...
by Aleph One
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: When the Gospel was Translated from Hebrew It Lost Context
Replies: 12
Views: 1687

Re: When the Gospel was Translated from Hebrew It Lost Conte

@Ben wow! :wtf: I'm pretty sure I've heard mention of that show's unsettling similarities to the actual 9/11 attacks before, but I didn't realize just how close some of the parallels appear! Add to that the proximity in the time, and the conspiratorial nature of the t.v. show itself, and it seems ta...
by Aleph One
Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: When the Gospel was Translated from Hebrew It Lost Context
Replies: 12
Views: 1687

Re: When the Gospel was Translated from Hebrew It Lost Conte

I actually found another example in popular music of something that mirrors an issue that's often discussed when it comes to dating the gospels. I don't think it lends itself to an entire thread, but it's interesting enough to mention in the context of the above, IMHO. The song is Notorious B.I.G.'s...
by Aleph One
Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Secret Mark's Angry Jesus
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

Re: Secret Mark's Angry Jesus

@Secret Alias: Thanks for the replies. As far as the angry and emotional Jesus being characteristic of GMark, I'd never thought about it from that angle before, but I think I see what you mean. There are some points in there where he behaves more like an individual human being, instead of an all-pow...
by Aleph One
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:13 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Secret Mark's Angry Jesus
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

Re: Secret Mark's Angry Jesus

Welp, speak of the devil (as they say :wtf: ): SecretAngryJesus2.JPG I was able to find the above later on in the book. It appears as far as Scott Brown is concerned, Jesus's anger is directed at his hard-hearted disciples. I would say that's the most natural interpretation anyway, IMO. Maybe someon...
by Aleph One
Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:29 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Secret Mark's Angry Jesus
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

Secret Mark's Angry Jesus

Can anyone tell me who Jesus is angry with in this passage (supposedly) from the Secret Gospel of Mark, as it appears in Scott Brown's Mark's Other Gospel: Rethinking Morton Smith's Controversial Discovery : II.23 “And they come to Bethany. And there was there a certain woman whose brother of hers [...