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by Ben C. Smith
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1 Clement & the Gospel of Matthew?
Replies: 172
Views: 11705

Re: 1 Clement & the Gospel of Matthew?

Do with it what you will, but the answer did match the question. Sigh, yes ok I should of been more careful there and left out Sheol. It's only hell i'm concerned with as regards Paul I would prefer you to address what i'm really saying though not point out a silly mistake of mine! I had no idea wh...
by Ben C. Smith
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1 Clement & the Gospel of Matthew?
Replies: 172
Views: 11705

Re: 1 Clement & the Gospel of Matthew?

That bit in Romans isn't hell, it's just the traditional Sheol of Judaism Okay, but this is what you had asked for: If you want a concrete example consider 'hell' where does Paul ever mention it as a concept, or name it by any names Sheol , Gehenna, outer darkness, tartaros… Do with it what you wil...
by Ben C. Smith
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Passages relating to the Teacher of Righteousness.
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Passages relating to the Teacher of Righteousness.

I'm not at home with my books; I may check later. I can say that in an old article I argued that the Teacher of Righteousness was Judah the Essene. Though that article is not perfect (for example, the page one reference to Josephus, Antiquities should be corrected to read Ant. 13.xi.2; #311), I sti...
by Ben C. Smith
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A synopsis of 2 Peter & Jude.
Replies: 9
Views: 95

A synopsis of 2 Peter & Jude.

I have viewed synopses of 2 Peter and Jude before, but do not recall ever having made one for myself... until today: 2 Peter Jude 1.1 Symeon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, in the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesu...
by Ben C. Smith
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Passages relating to the Teacher of Righteousness.
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Passages relating to the Teacher of Righteousness.

For the sake of convenience, as well as for my own edification, I have collected most/all of the references to the Teacher of Righteousness from the Dead Sea scrolls and from the Damascus Document: 1Q14, fragments 8-10, lines 3-11: 3 [.... «What are the high places of Judah? Is it not Je]rusa[lem? I...
by Ben C. Smith
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Sacrifices without a temple and the date of pseudo-Philo (for John2).
Replies: 26
Views: 1142

Re: Sacrifices without a temple and the date of pseudo-Philo (for John2).

Ben, In the big picture regarding pseudo-Philo's "even unto this day," while it wouldn't be "satisfying" either, I suppose if it could be put on the scale with M. Eduyot 8:6 and the archeological evidence that Magness mentions then I wouldn't have any issue with it. Obviously this is assuming that ...
by Ben C. Smith
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A thought on the mystery of the passion of the Christ.
Replies: 25
Views: 259

Re: A thought on the mystery of the passion of the Christ.

One thing I am having trouble understanding about your views on this topic is what embarrassment (whether the raw human emotion or the criterion built upon that emotion) has to do with any of it. but how? Satan has just killed the Son in full knowledge of him , and he is still ruling this world tot...
by Ben C. Smith
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A thought on the mystery of the passion of the Christ.
Replies: 25
Views: 259

Re: A thought on the mystery of the passion of the Christ.

One thing I am having trouble understanding about your views on this topic is what embarrassment (whether the raw human emotion or the criterion built upon that emotion) has to do with any of it. but how? Satan has just killed the Son in full knowledge of him , and he is still ruling this world tot...
by Ben C. Smith
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A thought on the mystery of the passion of the Christ.
Replies: 25
Views: 259

Re: A thought on the mystery of the passion of the Christ.

1. when their faith in the imminence of the Parousia is really strong, they were not embarrassed by the demons's knowledge of the identity of the victim. The Catholics were not embarrassed for the Jews's knowledge that Jesus was their Messiah, since the punition of the Jews was under the eyes of al...
by Ben C. Smith
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A thought on the mystery of the passion of the Christ.
Replies: 25
Views: 259

Re: A thought on the mystery of the passion of the Christ.

I am just reading the text with as much cultural context as I can find to apply to it. Nothing fancy. that is equivalent to say that the various readers (the separationists mentioned by Irenaeus or Carpocrstes) of Mark were idiots when they denied that Jesus was son of YHWH. Maybe they were. I am n...