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by Michael BG
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: a new 'Mythicist' commentary on Mark
Replies: 24
Views: 6153

Re: a new 'Mythicist' commentary on Mark

I noted that others had posted here that they were interested in how Beverly would respond to our discussion above, as was I. So I sent her a private message: Subject: a new 'Mythicist' commentary on Mark Hi everybody! I'd like to be so bold as invite others to take a look at my work-in-progress com...
by Michael BG
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why "THE uprising" and not "A uprising"?
Replies: 9
Views: 2028

Re: Why "THE uprising" and not "A uprising"?

G., Take a look at Jesus and the Zealots by S G F Brandon (1967). He has an extensive section on this subject. … For Brandon's own 1971 review of the controversies that followed the publication of his three related books, The Fall of Jerusalem and the Christian Church (1951), Jesus and the Zealots ...
by Michael BG
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: a new 'Mythicist' commentary on Mark
Replies: 24
Views: 6153

Re: a new 'Mythicist' commentary on Mark

I think I figured out what the Blog was talking about. A comparison was being made between Matt 28:18 (not 10) and Dan 7:14. The Great Commission is well nigh universally recognized as an allusion to Daniel 7.13-14: In the back of my memory there was something linking Mt 28:18f to something in the ...
by Michael BG
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: a new 'Mythicist' commentary on Mark
Replies: 24
Views: 6153

Re: a new 'Mythicist' commentary on Mark

In “Introduction: part 1 ...” I like your section on Mt 28:18 and 2 Chron. 36:23 as you quoted both and put the Greek words you are comparing in brackets. However, you don’t continue to do this. This kind of multi language comparison is a tedious and drawn-out process (I know, I am in the process o...
by Michael BG
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: a new 'Mythicist' commentary on Mark
Replies: 24
Views: 6153

Re: a new 'Mythicist' commentary on Mark

I don’t know what level of critic you are looking for. I don’t know what level of knowledge you assume from your intended audience. I am going to assume that you are writing for a general audience who don’t know New Testament Greek and don’t want to have find a copy of the Septuagint in both Greek a...
by Michael BG
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Folly of 'Jewish Christianity' Theories
Replies: 115
Views: 15738

Re: The Folly of 'Jewish Christianity' Theories

I have I hope pointed out that both the Similitudes of Enoch and 4 Ezra are Jewish works and are unlikely to have been influenced by Christianity . My conclusion is that in the first century CE within Jewish thought there was the idea of the Son of Man as a heavenly apocalyptic figure and Jesus was...
by Michael BG
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Folly of 'Jewish Christianity' Theories
Replies: 115
Views: 15738

Re: The Folly of 'Jewish Christianity' Theories

Hopefully we can agree that the term Son of Man is used in a similar way in the Similitudes of Enoch and 4 Ezra and therefore we need to discuss if these are Christian or Jewish. or the possibility or probability they are intermediate? I am not sure what you mean by "intermediate". 1 My original po...
by Michael BG
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Folly of 'Jewish Christianity' Theories
Replies: 115
Views: 15738

Re: The Folly of 'Jewish Christianity' Theories

I don't think any of the subsequent posts answer my original post though. I don't doubt that Christian developed from Judaism in some way. My question is however that 'Jewish Christianity' - i.e. the tradition developed around 'James the brother of Jesus' has very little going for it. Again, I don'...
by Michael BG
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Folly of 'Jewish Christianity' Theories
Replies: 115
Views: 15738

Re: The Folly of 'Jewish Christianity' Theories

Hopefully we can agree that the term Son of Man is used in a similar way in the Similitudes of Enoch and 4 Ezra and therefore we need to discuss if these are Christian or Jewish. or the possibility or probability they are intermediate? I am not sure what you mean by "intermediate". My original post...
by Michael BG
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Folly of 'Jewish Christianity' Theories
Replies: 115
Views: 15738

Re: The Folly of 'Jewish Christianity' Theories

I thought it was used in Judaism with the definitive article ' the in Enoch and 4 Ezra. All I know about that is is While Daniel 7:13 "like a son of man" probably did not stand for the Messiah, where the phrase appears in extant versions of later apocryphal and deuterocanonical works such as the Si...