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by Stefan Kristensen
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What is the Kingdom of Heaven?
Replies: 42
Views: 6968

Re: What is the Kingdom of Heaven?

For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away , not one letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; ...
by Stefan Kristensen
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Trees, crosses, and outstretched hands.
Replies: 69
Views: 7468

Re: Trees, crosses, and outstretched hands.

Oh, the Odes... so hard to untangle. I'm actually part of a project beginning very soon where we're going to publish the first Danish translation of the Odes! So many questions. Is Christ the speaker sometimes? When? I remember seeing somewhere else the motif with Christ walking on water as walking ...
by Stefan Kristensen
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Trees, crosses, and outstretched hands.
Replies: 69
Views: 7468

Re: Trees, crosses, and outstretched hands.

This made me think of the supposedly earliest depiciton of the crucifixion, early fifth century, Santa Sabina, Rome. Kinda looks like the prayer posture, i.e. the orans, and maybe that's intended. https://cyberdisciple.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/2594532751_221e9316bc.jpg There are no source referen...
by Stefan Kristensen
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Transfiguration, eight days, and the first day of the week.
Replies: 10
Views: 875

Re: Transfiguration, eight days, and the first day of the week.

Although not directly related to the topic at hand, perhaps we can see another parallel between the Transfiguration and the Sinai event. When Moses comes down from Sinai the faithless Israelites have created their own god, the golden calf. The parallel in gMark would be the "faithless generation" at...
by Stefan Kristensen
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Transfiguration, eight days, and the first day of the week.
Replies: 10
Views: 875

Re: Transfiguration, eight days, and the first day of the week.

This is fascinating. I read your posts on the this whole thing with the Transfiguration and Peter etc with great joy, Ben! In my opinion the "after six days" is first and foremost a reference to Moses and the cloud at Sinai, Ex 24:16, and I speculate that the common denominator between resurrection,...
by Stefan Kristensen
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Philo on "the generation of Seth"
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: Philo on "the generation of Seth"

Interesting. Logically, anyone of Cain's descendants living in the post-deluvian world would have had to have survived the Flood somehow. Indeed. But the Bible itself already hints at survivors by having nephilim both before and after the flood, too. After the flood? Those in the promised land or s...
by Stefan Kristensen
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Philo on "the generation of Seth"
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: Philo on "the generation of Seth"

And of course, as the story goes we are all descendants of Seth. The descendants of Cain have made their mark on the literature in various forms. Some modern literary vampires are said to descend from Cain. And Beowulf has this: For the killing of Abel the Eternal Lord had exacted a price: Cain got...
by Stefan Kristensen
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Philo on "the generation of Seth"
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: Philo on "the generation of Seth"

Philo seems to be participating in the general traditions concerning Seth, that he was something extraordinary and therefore his generation, in contrast to Cain and his generation. Gen 5:1-3 can also be read as Seth being the new image of God, and his son was the first to call upon God. And of cours...
by Stefan Kristensen
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: OT apocrypha quotations in the NT?
Replies: 7
Views: 725

Re: OT apocrypha quotations in the NT?

Thanks, Stuart. I'm doing a lecture on the OT apocrypha, which is not really within my main area of expertise, and in this connection "apocrypha" is defined by the eleven works which Luther made into an appendix to the OT: Tobit, Judith, Additions to Esther, Additions to Daniel, Widsom, Sirach, 1 Ma...
by Stefan Kristensen
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: OT apocrypha quotations in the NT?
Replies: 7
Views: 725

Re: OT apocrypha quotations in the NT?

Thanks very much, DCHindley!