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by Diogenes the Cynic
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How did Matthew and Luke get the name of Joseph of Nazareth?
Replies: 29
Views: 16543

Re: How did Matthew and Luke get the name of Joseph of Nazareth?

Luke's narrative was not part of Marcion's Gospel and was probably a later addition. The Lucan redactor probably just took the name from Matthew's Nativity. Where Matthew got it, who knows? Messiah ben Joseph, maybe
by Diogenes the Cynic
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Thomas L Brodie on Ehrman's 'Did Jesus Exist?'and oral traditions
Replies: 53
Views: 31454

Re: Thomas L Brodie on Ehrman's 'Did Jesus Exist?'and oral traditions

I wish I could get his book on Kindle. I'm glad he's calling out supposed underlying "oral tradition" for the wishful thinking that it really is.
by Diogenes the Cynic
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Woman with the Alabaster Jar: Some questions about the Bethany/Anointing narratives in the Gospels.
Replies: 32
Views: 14208

Re: The Woman with the Alabaster Jar: Some questions about the Bethany/Anointing narratives in the Gospels.

Why does Luke change the anointing from the head to the feet? Is Luke uncomfortable with the anointing of the head because of its latently subversive political/regnal implications? Is he uncomfortable with a woman doing the anointing? Why does Luke alone ignore the issue of the expense of the oil a...
by Diogenes the Cynic
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Woman with the Alabaster Jar: Some questions about the Bethany/Anointing narratives in the Gospels.
Replies: 32
Views: 14208

Re: The Woman with the Alabaster Jar: Some questions about the Bethany/Anointing narratives in the Gospels.

I have a theory. On his first visit to the big smoke, Jesus went to a prossie for a 'massage' and the gospel writers covered up this embarrassing incident by making it all symbolic. I look at it as "repurposing" a story that Jesus had allowed a woman to anoint his head. That story could have been i...
by Diogenes the Cynic
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Woman with the Alabaster Jar: Some questions about the Bethany/Anointing narratives in the Gospels.
Replies: 32
Views: 14208

Re: The Woman with the Alabaster Jar: Some questions about the Bethany/Anointing narratives in the Gospels.

Diogenes, what do you suppose? I honestly can't come up with a conclusion that I would bet money on, but my first intuition has always been that it remembers some kind of genuine historical spat that is now being apologized for, This assumes historicity for Jesus, of course, but my hypothesis is th...
by Diogenes the Cynic
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Woman with the Alabaster Jar: Some questions about the Bethany/Anointing narratives in the Gospels.
Replies: 32
Views: 14208

Re: The Woman with the Alabaster Jar: Some questions about the Bethany/Anointing narratives in the Gospels.

Paul the Uncertain wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:16 am


That's just John. And if my gaydar is at all calibrated, Mary B. is wasting her time with John's Jesus.
So you believe that whole thing about "feet" being code for something else?
by Diogenes the Cynic
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Woman with the Alabaster Jar: Some questions about the Bethany/Anointing narratives in the Gospels.
Replies: 32
Views: 14208

Re: The Woman with the Alabaster Jar: Some questions about the Bethany/Anointing narratives in the Gospels.

archibald wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:47 am
Your book is not going to sell as many copies as mine will.
How did you know I was writing a book?
by Diogenes the Cynic
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Woman with the Alabaster Jar: Some questions about the Bethany/Anointing narratives in the Gospels.
Replies: 32
Views: 14208

The Woman with the Alabaster Jar: Some questions about the Bethany/Anointing narratives in the Gospels.

I've been puzzling over these narratives for a while and have some questions. I'll just quote them all first. Mark 14:3-9 While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar...
by Diogenes the Cynic
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Empty Tomb in Mark's gospel not written by original author
Replies: 15
Views: 9141

Re: Empty Tomb in Mark's gospel not written by original auth

problem revisited :mrgreen: problem Mark 15.42 "And when evening had come, since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath, ..." "Καὶ ἤδη ὀψίας γενομένης, ἐπεὶ ἦν παρασκευὴ ὅ ἐστιν προσάββατον, ..." question : Is the burial of Jesus on the day of the crucifixion or on the n...
by Diogenes the Cynic
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dating Paul's Conversion c.36 C.E.
Replies: 222
Views: 69033

Re: Dating Paul's Conversion c.36 C.E.

Aretas could not have had jurisdiction over Damascus before 37, if indeed he ever had it all.

Where did Paul get any authority to bust anybody in Damascus, regardless of who controlled it?