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by jude77
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Paul know Jesus?
Replies: 14
Views: 8355

Re: Did Paul know Jesus?

You're asking a very interesting question here. I certainly don't have a definitive answer, but I would offer this in relation to your exegesis of Galatians 1:22 ("I was personally unknown, however, to the churches of Judea that are in Christ"). You take that to mean that Paul was unknown to those c...
by jude77
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "The Simontic Problem". "Mark's" Negative Casting of Peter
Replies: 141
Views: 76110

Re: "The Simontic Problem". "Mark's" Negative Casting of Peter

A very interesting idea. I think remember Crossan proposing something like this in his reading of John 20 where Simon and the Unnamed Disciple run to the tomb. Not sure I buy the idea, but it's a thought. In terms of MK it seems to me that he is casting Simon in the most abysmal terms possible so th...
by jude77
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Roman civil war 68-69 CE and Nero’s suicide in Luke 11:17-18a
Replies: 8
Views: 5992

Re: The Roman civil war 68-69 CE and Nero’s suicide in Luke 11:17-18a

Hello FJV:

Thanks for your reply. I can see that you have put a great deal of work into your theory. I guess for me the bottom line is that I disagree with your basic assumption that the Gospels are encoded tracts.

All the best to you and good luck in your continued work.
by jude77
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Roman civil war 68-69 CE and Nero’s suicide in Luke 11:17-18a
Replies: 8
Views: 5992

Re: The Roman civil war 68-69 CE and Nero’s suicide in Luke 11:17-18a

Hello Charles; For openers this quote was quite funny. Kudos to you. I come to defend FJV, not to bury him. I have heard the theory that you and FJV propose and, while I can't say I agree with it, it is interesting. But, on the other hand, to be totally honest, I have to confess I haven't read much ...
by jude77
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Roman civil war 68-69 CE and Nero’s suicide in Luke 11:17-18a
Replies: 8
Views: 5992

Re: The Roman civil war 68-69 CE and Nero’s suicide in Luke 11:17-18a

I assume you're just floating an idea and looking for feedback rather than actually positing this as Luke's intended meaning of the text. Actually FJV is on solid ground: For God (Diuus Claudius) so loved the world that he gave his only "Begotten" son (Are there other types of sons? Yes! Adopted on...
by jude77
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Roman civil war 68-69 CE and Nero’s suicide in Luke 11:17-18a
Replies: 8
Views: 5992

Re: The Roman civil war 68-69 CE and Nero’s suicide in Luke 11:17-18a

I assume you're just floating an idea and looking for feedback rather than actually positing this as Luke's intended meaning of the text. If that's the case, it seems to me that you are reading far more into the text than it can sustain. I guess the major problem I see is that your exegesis is under...
by jude77
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Hurricane Florence and Pat Robertson
Replies: 2
Views: 5321

Re: Hurricane Florence and Pat Robertson

John T wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:50 am
The atheist/liberals will claim that the storm was diminished due to President Obama's anti-climate change initiatives. :lol:
That was really funny! Thanks for the reply.
by jude77
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Hurricane Florence and Pat Robertson
Replies: 2
Views: 5321

Hurricane Florence and Pat Robertson

I'm sure everyone is aware of hurricane Florence, which, on Wednesday September 12, was a category 4 and expected to be a massive “storm of a lifetime”. What you may be less aware of is that on Monday, September 11, televangelist Pat Robertson prayed a “shield of protection” around the Virginia Beac...
by jude77
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: David Bentley Hart’s NT Translation "Recaptures the Awkward, Multivoiced Power of the Original."
Replies: 15
Views: 17022

Re: David Bentley Hart’s NT Translation "Recaptures the Awkward, Multivoiced Power of the Original."

Love Hart or hate him, you have to admit he's brilliant and arrogantly opinionated. Personally, I love him. I checked this translation on Amazon for a preview of Mark and, from what I saw, he does a great job of capturing mark's rustic kick-you-in-the-gut style. For instance, after Jesus heals the l...
by jude77
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "those who were in the boat worshiped him": not Peter
Replies: 12
Views: 7231

Re: "those who were in the boat worshiped him": not Peter

Hello Giuseppe I think you have raised a very interesting point with this post. Here, in my very humble opinion, is what I think MT is saying in this pericope. This story is preceded by the beheading of John the Baptize and the feeding of the 5,000. It is followed by Jesus' healing of the sick in Ge...