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by Ben C. Smith
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The gospel of John an independent witness?
Replies: 67
Views: 8814

Re: The gospel of John an independent witness?

Is John 18:40 evidence that John has Mark open in front of him rather than he is using a shared source? Then they cried out again, "Not this man, but Barab'bas!" Now Barab'bas was a robber. ἐκραύγασαν οὖν πάλιν λέγοντες, … they-cried-out then again saying, Mk 15:13 And they cried out again, "Crucif...
by Ben C. Smith
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark 4: The Church as the Kingdom of God
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Mark 4: The Church as the Kingdom of God

Very good post, Stefan. Thank you.
by Ben C. Smith
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem
Replies: 29
Views: 871

Re: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem

Thank you Ben for your Mark/Luke example of how you see fatigue and setting out very clearly four reasons why it is more likely that Matthew “used” Luke rather than Luke cleaned up Matthew’s story. I am disappointed that you didn’t take up the issue of oxen and discuss the possibility of which much...
by Ben C. Smith
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem
Replies: 29
Views: 871

Re: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem

What is clear is that one can remove both the distinctively Matthean material and the decidedly Marcan material from Matthew's version and be left with a complete parable in its own right: one that is basically a mild rewrite of Luke's parable. One cannot, however, remove the Lucan material and be ...
by Ben C. Smith
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem
Replies: 29
Views: 871

Re: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem

I don’t see that Mark Goodacre is only defining fatigue with regard to Mark. While in the example we were discussing Mt 12:28 it is possible, as you have done, to make the case that it is intentionally “Kingdom of God” I also think it can be seen as editorial fatigue, not because it causes an incon...
by Ben C. Smith
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem
Replies: 29
Views: 871

Re: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem

In the concrete, however, there is at least one point at which I believe Luke's version is pretty clearly more original than Matthew's, granted the rest of my arguments. Matthew has changed individual servants in Mark's parable of the tenants to groups of servants in his own rendition of that parab...
by Ben C. Smith
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem
Replies: 29
Views: 871

Re: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem

I wonder how many times Matthew uses “Kingdom of Heaven” in the double tradition? Should we expect Luke to have used the term at least once in this tradition if he is using Matthew? I can’t find Luke using the term at all. Correct. Luke never uses the term "kingdom of heaven" (at least not in the s...
by Ben C. Smith
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem
Replies: 29
Views: 871

Re: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem

I wonder how many times Matthew uses “Kingdom of Heaven” in the double tradition? Should we expect Luke to have used the term at least once in this tradition if he is using Matthew? I can’t find Luke using the term at all. Correct. Luke never uses the term "kingdom of heaven" (at least not in the s...
by Ben C. Smith
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Celsus Used Against Marcion?
Replies: 35
Views: 967

Re: Celsus Used Against Marcion?

Footnote 19 http://cdn.theologicalstudies.net/34/34.2/34.2.6.pdf I do not follow the logic of the footnote. It is commenting on something that Philo allegedly called Mnason ("two-colored," which I can see as a colorful way to describe a fence-sitter), but then speaks to the etymology of Philo. Not ...
by Ben C. Smith
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Celsus Used Against Marcion?
Replies: 35
Views: 967

Re: Celsus Used Against Marcion?

Secret Alias wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:10 am
The author of the paper where I got this information suggests that 'philo' means 'fence sitter.' How is this? Ben?
No idea how that would work. I always assumed that Φίλων came from φίλος ("lover" or "friend").