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by Michael BG
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The gospel of John an independent witness?
Replies: 69
Views: 9253

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? … These are the first and only mentions of Barabbas in John’s gospel and it is the only time John has “the Jews” ask for Barabbas to be released, unlike Mark where in 15:11 it is implied that the...
by Michael BG
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The gospel of John an independent witness?
Replies: 69
Views: 9253

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, "Crucify...
by Michael BG
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem
Replies: 29
Views: 962

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 Michael BG
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem
Replies: 29
Views: 962

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 Michael BG
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Barabbas and Marduk
Replies: 43
Views: 2817

Re: Barabbas and Marduk

It is normally seen the other way round. Jesus was crucified by the Romans and this was embarrassing, so the later the texts the more the responsibility is switched to the Jews. If he had been killed by the Jewish authorities he would not have been crucified. the consensus is wrong on this. I under...
by Michael BG
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem
Replies: 29
Views: 962

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

Though, actually, one of the problems with Goodacre's fatigue paper is that he doesn't provide a definition of fatigue, it has to be inferred from his descriptions of what he's looking at in his examples. In “The Synoptic Problem” (linked to) Mark Goodacre when talking about editorial fatigue with ...
by Michael BG
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Barabbas and Marduk
Replies: 43
Views: 2817

Re: Barabbas and Marduk

Can you provide any second or third or fourth century text that tells us about the gospel used by the Marcionites before the one the opponents of Marcion tell us about? in Acts Jesus is crucified by the Jews. No mention of Pilate. The Gospel of Peter has Jesus crucified directly by the Jews. In Joh...
by Michael BG
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem
Replies: 29
Views: 962

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

Mt 12:28 is in the double tradition (and so is a Q saying I you accept Q). Luke has finger of God and Kingdom of God and so this could be an example of Matthean fatigue when using Q. Thank you Ken. This is not an example of fatigue as Goodacre uses the term. As I wrote in another thread. http://ear...
by Michael BG
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If anyone is new to Q and the Synoptic Problem
Replies: 29
Views: 962

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 Michael BG
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Barabbas and Marduk
Replies: 43
Views: 2817

Re: Barabbas and Marduk

You don’t have the same definition of a fact as me. For me a fact is something which is true and can be verified as true. For example – today 18th June the Sun came up. for me it is a fact that Marcion preached a Jesus Son of the Father who (always accordingly to Marcion) was confused by the Judaiz...