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by spin
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: It's all yours (Was about a non-Nazareth indicator)
Replies: 112
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Re: It's all yours (Was about a non-Nazareth indicator)

Charles Wilson wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:12 am
The Chiastic Structure seems to imply that a "Single Author" gave us the Book of Mark. Yet, as you wisely point out, there is great tension within the Text itself, a tension that does not easily resolve itself into "Single Author".
I've never made any claim about a single author.
by spin
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: It's all yours (Was about a non-Nazareth indicator)
Replies: 112
Views: 13698

Re: It's all yours (Was about a non-Nazareth indicator)

If you accept that the Marcan writer represents Jesus as having his home in Capernaum as per 2:1 and having an unnamed hometown (6:1) there are two distinct origins given for Jesus (and, though I don't, in you include Nazareth in 1:9 there are three). If the writer knew what Jesus hometown was, it w...
by spin
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: It's all yours (Was about a non-Nazareth indicator)
Replies: 112
Views: 13698

Re: It's all yours (Was about a non-Nazareth indicator)

Do you think the writer who incorporated the two synagogue stories chose to call the setting of one "his home country" and the other "Capernaum"? I think it is possible. (I can't say what he definitely did, though.) The reason I think it is possible: My understanding of the Gospel of Mark is that i...
by spin
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: It's all yours (Was about a non-Nazareth indicator)
Replies: 112
Views: 13698

Re: It's all yours (Was about a non-Nazareth indicator)

Could the moderatorial powers that be remove the Steven Avery material from this thread. He does not deal with the o.p. and is filling up the thread with his own interests. Perhaps you could collect it into another thread. Thanks.
by spin
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: It's all yours (Was about a non-Nazareth indicator)
Replies: 112
Views: 13698

Re: It's all yours (Was about a non-Nazareth indicator)

(In fact 2:1 tells us that Jesus had his home there.) More likely "the house of Simon and Andrew, where he was before, and where he used to be when in Capernaum." - John Gill Lots of pundits have to fabricate stuff to deal with the fact the text specifically says Jesus was at home in Capernaum. The...
by spin
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: It's all yours (Was about a non-Nazareth indicator)
Replies: 112
Views: 13698

Re: It's all yours (Was about a non-Nazareth indicator)

It's now 14k words and my partner says I should split it up. But as it will be such a hotbutton topic I've to cover all my bases together. Partner then says expand it and turn it into a book, so I say these 14k words have taken several years, how long will another 16k take?
by spin
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: It's all yours (Was about a non-Nazareth indicator)
Replies: 112
Views: 13698

Re: It's all yours (Was about a non-Nazareth indicator)

Great exposition, Ben C! I was too lazy for that work ATM. (Recolored for focus…) So maybe the story started out as a core of Mark 6.1-2, 6b = Mark 1.21-22, 27b, 28. As it circulated, in one stream of tradition it picked up the bit about Jesus' family (Mark 6.3-6a), while in another it picked up an ...
by spin
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: It's all yours (Was about a non-Nazareth indicator)
Replies: 112
Views: 13698

Re: It's all yours (Was about a non-Nazareth indicator)

The fact that a tradent used Capernaum for the hometown strongly suggests that Nazareth was not in the earliest Jesus tradition. The question that comes to me is, On what basis do we couch "Capernaum" and "Nazareth" as tradents or pre-gospel traditions as distinct from creations (ideological / lite...
by spin
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: It's all yours (Was about a non-Nazareth indicator)
Replies: 112
Views: 13698

Re: It's all yours (Was about a non-Nazareth indicator)

(In fact 2:1 tells us that Jesus had his home there.) More likely "the house of Simon and Andrew, where he was before, and where he used to be when in Capernaum." - John Gill Lots of pundits have to fabricate stuff to deal with the fact the text specifically says Jesus was at home in Capernaum.