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by Ben C. Smith
Fri May 18, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus and Christ
Replies: 30
Views: 347

Re: Jesus and Christ

Jesus and Christ are very similar in appearance to each other in Hebrew. (ישוע and ישו respectively). I am not sure what you mean here. Christ is the English transliteration of Latin Christus, which is the Latin transliteration of the Greek Χριστός, which was used to translate the Hebrew משיח (Mash...
by Ben C. Smith
Fri May 18, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Springtime for Tiberius
Replies: 10
Views: 145

Re: Springtime for Tiberius

Just wondering if anyone can find the original for this particular passage in the Clementine Homilies because I wonder whether it provides a timetable for (a) the ministry of Jesus and (b) the ministry of Peter in Rome relative to the entire reign of Tiberius: [Chapter VI] And, not to discuss such ...
by Ben C. Smith
Fri May 18, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus and Christ
Replies: 30
Views: 347

Re: Jesus and Christ

Jesus and Christ are very similar in appearance to each other in Hebrew. (ישוע and ישו respectively). I am not sure what you mean here. Christ is the English transliteration of Latin Christus, which is the Latin transliteration of the Greek Χριστός, which was used to translate the Hebrew משיח (Mash...
by Ben C. Smith
Thu May 17, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Papias and the disciples of the Lord.
Replies: 130
Views: 9503

Re: Papias and the disciples of the Lord.

So it was a crazy situation and all the rules did not necessarily apply. Maybe some (more lenient) Pharisees were cool with a Nazirite being in the "holy place" and other people weren't given these circumstances, and the people who did not like James (like the people who killed lower priests in Jos...
by Ben C. Smith
Thu May 17, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Papias and the disciples of the Lord.
Replies: 130
Views: 9503

Re: Papias and the disciples of the Lord.

Also, I quoted Josephus as mentioning a barrier which was "for the exclusion of the multitude from coming into the temple, and showing that it was a place that was free and open only for the priests [εἴρξοντα μὲν τοὺς πολλοὺς τῆς εἰς τὸ ἱερὸν εἰσόδου, μόνοις δὲ ἀνειμένην αὐτὴν τοῖς ἱερεῦσι σημανοῦντ...
by Ben C. Smith
Thu May 17, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Papias and the disciples of the Lord.
Replies: 130
Views: 9503

Re: Papias and the disciples of the Lord.

So if a non-priest was not liable to receive the death penalty for performing rites in the Temple, why would one who only prayed be? "One is liable for performing the service outside the Temple, or performing the service as a non-priest , in a state of ritual impurity, etc., only when performing a ...
by Ben C. Smith
Thu May 17, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Papias and the disciples of the Lord.
Replies: 130
Views: 9503

Re: Papias and the disciples of the Lord.

What great subject, Ben (and thanks again for the information). Regarding Num. 1:51, as I go down the list on Google books, this caught my eye: Rashi qualifies the "coming near" to involve the performance of priestly tasks. In other words it is not the physical presence of the stranger that is bein...
by Ben C. Smith
Thu May 17, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Papias and the disciples of the Lord.
Replies: 130
Views: 9503

Re: Papias and the disciples of the Lord.

So I'm at least comfortable with the idea (which Bauckham endorses but still thinks is improbable then) that Hegesippus means that James entered the "holy place" where the priests served and not the Holy of Holies. And maybe this is "wacky" too (if somewhat less so), but I'm trying (unsuccessfully ...
by Ben C. Smith
Wed May 16, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Alabaster Jar as symbol of the old temple
Replies: 14
Views: 1036

Re: The Alabaster Jar as symbol of the old temple

Hmm, as I figured it the sum mentioned in Mark of the worth of the oil was more than 300 denarii, let's for a moment humour me and make it 360. Then let's look at the action inspired by the waste of such a handsome sum on only the head of Jesus: Disciples become annoyed and complain it could have b...
by Ben C. Smith
Tue May 15, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Josephus on James the Just?
Replies: 20
Views: 1064

Re: Josephus on James the Just?

Trees of Life wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 7:18 pm
Antiquities books that are quoted in my posts are English translations. Greek translations or interpretations of the Greek assigned to me aren't welcome, when my posts are written in English for those conversant in English.
:lol: Wow. :tombstone: