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by spin
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Matthew 2:23
Replies: 59
Views: 18562

Re: Matthew 2:23

Jerome is a tradent of Christian culture. Looking at his early discussion in the commentary of the evangelists, we see a re-packaging of Papias and little to suggest tenable sources. I haven't found the particular reference regarding Mt 2:23, but your secondary source indicates Jerome in contact wit...
by spin
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Apollos and Alexandria
Replies: 11
Views: 3976

Re: Apollos and Alexandria

Hey, Ben C., great work. The Latin confirms all the differences found in the Greek, the "word of the Lord" (perhaps "way" to "word" so as not to confuse "way" in v.26), "concerning Jesus" (rather than "Lord") and "way" (not "way of God"). (I'm guessing your edited Greek used accents, which can't be ...
by spin
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Apollos and Alexandria
Replies: 11
Views: 3976

Re: Apollos and Alexandria

Andrew, I was wondering what Bezae Latin indicates in the three areas of interest (way of the Lord/things concerning the Lord/way....). It might shed some light. I'm traveling at the moment and have no access to books except what I have on my phone, which includes a defective Bezae Greek--the phone ...
by spin
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Apollos and Alexandria
Replies: 11
Views: 3976

Re: Apollos and Alexandria

Spin, in my opinion the the κύριος (“Lord”) in Acts 18:25-26 is not God but the messiah. The "way of the Lord" is thoroughly Jewish (see Isaiah 40:3, Jer 5:5 and Eze 18:25). I can see no way for a Jew of the epoch (or any other epoch) to consider any other referent than the Jewish deity in the phra...
by spin
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Matthew 2:23
Replies: 59
Views: 18562

Re: Matthew 2:23

I think you are reifying Jesus. My interest is the evolving text, which is something we can talk about--at least in the synoptic tradition.
by spin
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Matthew 2:23
Replies: 59
Views: 18562

Re: Matthew 2:23

How many people did Samson slay? Did he stop being a Nazirite from birth? Did Jesus lose the ability to "save his people from sin" by raising the dead? As I have pointed out, this is not a Nazirite vow : there is no vow to be completed. Acts of abstinence regard a vow, reaching a state of grace Jesu...
by spin
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Apollos and Alexandria
Replies: 11
Views: 3976

Re: Apollos and Alexandria

Andrew, I think you may not be interpreting "the way of the Lord" correctly. The expression is paralleled in the following verse by "way of God". Apollos had been instructed in the way of the Lord/God, but Priscilla and Aquila had to explain it a bit more. The Lord in "the way of the Lord" is God. F...
by spin
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Matthew 2:23
Replies: 59
Views: 18562

Re: Matthew 2:23 (on a bus to Riga... love the WiFi)

1. The prophets: there are two types of prophets, the named prophets and what we refer to as the "former" prophets (Joshua to Kings), which includes among others Judges. No prophet can be named as a source, hence Mt's "the prophets". 2. "called a nazarene ": this is paraphrastic for "will be a nazar...
by spin
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Matthew 2:23
Replies: 59
Views: 18562

Re: Matthew 2:23 (Driving by,... ... well, in a hotel in Tallinn)

I thought I'd dealt with most of the discourse in this thread variously in the past. Briefly, 1. the tsade is unaccountable. FC Burkitt did a survey of tsade transliterated as zeta over a 500 year period and found only ten exemplars, most of which were insignificant, with two exceptions: one an appa...
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
Views: 21724

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.