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by Stefan Kristensen
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: OT apocrypha quotations in the NT?
Replies: 1
Views: 70

OT apocrypha quotations in the NT?

Can anyone help me here: Are there any quotations in the NT from the OT apocrypha?
by Stefan Kristensen
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Everyone will be salted with fire.
Replies: 31
Views: 1432

Re: Everyone will be salted with fire.

What I would object to is that it was put to writing in Greek when it was (or had become) unintelligible in Greek. But it does sound cool. No doubt about it.
by Stefan Kristensen
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Everyone will be salted with fire.
Replies: 31
Views: 1432

Re: Everyone will be salted with fire.

How much do you wrestle with the meaning of the immediately preceding verses? Mark 9.43-48: 43 "And if your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life crippled, than having your two hands, to go into hell, into the unquenchable fire, 44 [where their worm does not die...
by Stefan Kristensen
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Everyone will be salted with fire.
Replies: 31
Views: 1432

Re: Everyone will be salted with fire.

As for verse 49: I don't agree about v.49, that it is not intelligible as it stands, that it needs to be reverse-translated in order to make sense. I am a firm believer that the person responsible for our text of gMark did not leave something unintelligible. And from all of this that i've mentioned...
by Stefan Kristensen
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Everyone will be salted with fire.
Replies: 31
Views: 1432

Re: Everyone will be salted with fire.

But what do you think verse 50 means? Here is verse 50: Mark 9.50: 50 "Salt is good; but if the salt becomes unsalty, with what will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another." "Salt is good," so salt is being used in its capacity as a metaphor for seasoning...
by Stefan Kristensen
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Presumptions of reader knowledge in Mark.
Replies: 44
Views: 1012

Re: Presumptions of reader knowledge in Mark.

I do have many figures (including Isaiah) from the Hebrew scriptures listed here: http://earlywritings.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2551 , Haha, of course you do! Excellent. The "son of man" issue can be very difficult to disentangle. I think it's N.T. Wright that has an anecdote from a seminar he...
by Stefan Kristensen
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Phillipians 2:9-11, What name is given in exaltation?
Replies: 25
Views: 1085

Re: Phillipians 2:9-11, What name is given in exaltation?

The idea seems akin to the divine "authority, glory and sovereign power" that is given to the "son of man" in Dan. 7:14 (and thus to Jesus). Indeed, I also think it's the exact same idea, expressed in different ways. And for another interesting aspect of this, then in my view we have to keep in min...
by Stefan Kristensen
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Presumptions of reader knowledge in Mark.
Replies: 44
Views: 1012

Re: Presumptions of reader knowledge in Mark.

Great thread. A few times Mark are careful to explain something to his readers, and therefore it seems very much in place to ask this question here of what doesn't he explain and why. Now, what about 'theological' knowledge? Apparantly Mark presumes that his readers know some things about Scripture,...
by Stefan Kristensen
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Paul sometimes interpolate his own epistles?
Replies: 31
Views: 718

Re: Did Paul sometimes interpolate his own epistles?

Thanks for this Ben, and DCHindley for the Trobisch bits. It is very enlightening. One can definately imagine Paul also creating a letter collection in an effort to 'catholizise' his message and preaching. I can't help but wonder how he would fit it into his theological understanding of himself and...
by Stefan Kristensen
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Phillipians 2:9-11, What name is given in exaltation?
Replies: 25
Views: 1085

Re: Phillipians 2:9-11, What name is given in exaltation?

It seems that there is another (an angel) to whom the name above all names has previously been bestowed: Exodus 23:20-25 “Behold, I send an angel before you to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have prepared. Pay careful attention to him and obey his voice; do not rebel agai...