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by Giuseppe
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: An unexpected contradiction in Hebrews 1
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: An unexpected contradiction in Hebrews 1

The same contradiction is found in the incipit of Romans: 1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God— 2 the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures 3 regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life[a] was a descendan...
by Giuseppe
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: An unexpected contradiction in Hebrews 1
Replies: 1
Views: 50

An unexpected contradiction in Hebrews 1

Hebrews 1 1 In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things , and through whom also he made the universe. 3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exac...
by Giuseppe
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Two forthcoming Markus Vinzent books
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Two forthcoming Markus Vinzent books

What I don't like decisively about Vinzent's introduction to Marcion, is that he assumes that Marcion was remembering a historical man, and insofar he was doing this , the prof doesn't accuse him of Conspiracy and of Invention, but only of 'sacred inspiration', etc. Couchoud did the same, even if ac...
by Giuseppe
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is Legion the Strong Man?
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Is Legion the Strong Man?

So it is not true that: "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and to God the things that are God's." ...is based on Romans 13:1 : "Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God and those which exist are established by God." ...But...
by Giuseppe
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is Legion the Strong Man?
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Is Legion the Strong Man?

The evangelist "Mark" is doing a rehabilitation of the Christ of the Demiurge under the assumption that the Demiurge was hated by the Gnostics . He concedes that the demons recognize the rule of the demiurge but he emphasizes that this doesn't mean a secret alliance between the demons and the demiur...
by Giuseppe
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is Legion the Strong Man?
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Is Legion the Strong Man?

Compare both the two episodes: Mark 3:27 In fact, no one can enter a strong man 's house without first tying him up. Then he can plunder the strong man's house Mark 5: They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes.[a] 2 When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from...
by Giuseppe
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Servant of God" is only a man like Moses, David, etc...
Replies: 15
Views: 253

Re: "Servant of God" is only a man like Moses, David, etc...

arnoldo wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:13 am
FWIW, my son's name is Abdiel (Servant of God).
https://biblehub.com/1_chronicles/5-15.htm
I had tought that you was a Catholic priest! :)
by Giuseppe
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Servant of God" is only a man like Moses, David, etc...
Replies: 15
Views: 253

Re: "Servant of God" is only a man like Moses, David, etc...

So the mythicist Jean Magne: The function of the myth is, in essence, to restore the god of OT to the rank of supreme god. Like H.A. had succeeded his partial rehabilitation by dividing him into two characters: Ialdabaoth, precipitated, and Sabaoth, exalted, Phil 2:6-11 operates his total rehabilita...
by Giuseppe
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Servant of God" is only a man like Moses, David, etc...
Replies: 15
Views: 253

Re: "Servant of God" is only a man like Moses, David, etc...

But which is the evidence of this embarrassment? Short answer : the fact that in a later hymn we have another perfect example of kenosis, one where a deity is lowered (from a high status) to transform him in a positive image of the demiurge against a previous negative image of the demiurge. This ma...
by Giuseppe
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is Jesus already dead before the cruxifixion?
Replies: 25
Views: 738

Re: Is Jesus already dead before the cruxifixion?

There is a strong difference between this reading: ...the god of this world will stretch forth his hand against the his son and they will hang that one upon a tree not knowing who he is. ...and the following reading: ...the god of this world will stretch forth his hand against the Son of God and the...