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by Paul the Uncertain
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A thought on the mystery of the passion of the Christ.
Replies: 9
Views: 49

Re: A thought on the mystery of the passion of the Christ.

Interesting point, Ben. First, I don't see that the Wisdom of Solomon passage you quoted is all that inconsistent with what's on the page in Mark (it's easiest to have a single book to work with, rather than track all the variations within the canonical group). The Temple authorities plainly don't k...
by Paul the Uncertain
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1 Clement & the Gospel of Matthew?
Replies: 159
Views: 10247

Re: 1 Clement & the Gospel of Matthew?

The chance of having read one Gospel is higher than having read two. If everything can be accounted for via one, that seems the cleaner explanation. However, that's not the problem that motivated my question. The things in 1 Clement you found similar to Matthew material seem no less similar than to...
by Paul the Uncertain
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1 Clement & the Gospel of Matthew?
Replies: 159
Views: 10247

Re: 1 Clement & the Gospel of Matthew?

If it matters, the mysterious millstone of 18:6 is also in Mark, at 9:42. It is not obvious that in the other Matthew examples, Matthew is closer to 1 Clement than Mark is: Mt 7:2 ~ Mk 4:24 ~ 1 Clem 13:1 Mt 15:8 ~ Mk 7:6 ~ 1 Clem 15:2 Mt 23:11 ~ Mk 10:43 ~ 1 Clem 16:1 Also, what would be the signifi...
by Paul the Uncertain
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Three Assumptions
Replies: 112
Views: 31561

Re: Three Assumptions

[W]e will prefer a scenario that explains the most with the smallest investment of assumption and supposition. This preference for economy is also basic to scientific thinking. Although it is possible that a person with a headache has a brain tumour, physicians cannot send everyone with a headache ...
by Paul the Uncertain
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Godfrey schools Mark on how to write a gospel
Replies: 15
Views: 4269

Re: Godfrey schools Mark on how to write a gospel

@Martin Klatt and hi to Charles. too. I always look at that possibility, but the problem is that if the author had performance in mind he could leave out text that he intended the performers to convey by the visuals and ad hoc inspiration. Treatments are efficient representations of potential perfo...
by Paul the Uncertain
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Godfrey schools Mark on how to write a gospel
Replies: 15
Views: 4269

Re: Godfrey schools Mark on how to write a gospel

Thanks to @Giuseppe, @Charles Wilson and @Martin Klatt for their participation in the thread and their insights. I think Neil's initial criticism was more elementary than some of the comments, though. Neil aimed at the first-impression representation level of the text. Is Jesus' supposed charisma na...
by Paul the Uncertain
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Godfrey schools Mark on how to write a gospel
Replies: 15
Views: 4269

Re: Godfrey schools Mark on how to write a gospel

Jesus is better than Elijah (again: John the Baptist) since the called disciples follow him without going from their parents before. We are not told where the sons of Zebedee or Andrew spent the night. Simon Peter has his own house, and he's apparently hosting Jesus. I don't know where Andrew and P...
by Paul the Uncertain
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Godfrey schools Mark on how to write a gospel
Replies: 15
Views: 4269

Re: Godfrey schools Mark on how to write a gospel

I agree with Neil here but while he doesn't see the solution of the problem (He limits himself to signal it) I see also the solution. Well, that's cool, but before you sweat seeking a solution, perhaps it's wise to establish first that there is a problem. That's where I differ with Neil. There's no...
by Paul the Uncertain
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Godfrey schools Mark on how to write a gospel
Replies: 15
Views: 4269

Godfrey schools Mark on how to write a gospel

Fellow member here and blogger Neil Godfrey has faulted the Gospel according to Mark for its lack of realism in its portrayal of a human Jesus, compared with Matthew 's version. https://vridar.org/2019/07/08/the-mystery-of-the-amazing-jesus-in-the-gospel-of-mark/ https://vridar.org/2019/07/11/this-i...
by Paul the Uncertain
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Richard Carrier about being expert on the problem of historicity
Replies: 28
Views: 8382

Re: Richard Carrier about being expert on the problem of historicity

Dr Carrier places himself ahead of Dr Price based partly upon disappointment with Price's performance against Professor Ehrman in a 2016 debate. For example Price, who has much more knowledge of the historiography of Jesus mythicism for example, I have found does not have as complete a knowledge of ...