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by rakovsky
Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Vatican Archives: extracanonical gospels?
Replies: 12
Views: 4821

Re: Vatican Archives: extracanonical gospels?

Yes, things intentionally hidden in the archives.
by rakovsky
Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Vatican Archives: extracanonical gospels?
Replies: 12
Views: 4821

Vatican Archives: extracanonical gospels?

The Vatican archives must have a large number of documents collected from the first 4 centuries of Christianity. Do you think that they may have some documents that we don't know about? Perhaps writings of Papias, or a copy of Mark with another ending included, or another apocryphal gospel from the ...
by rakovsky
Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Gospel of Peter: Does it preserve an early tradition?
Replies: 21
Views: 7645

Re: The Gospel of Peter: Does it preserve an early tradition

What do you mean what about it? What are you getting at?
It's still a third day resurrection, but the appearances to the disciples seem to go against what we read in Matthew, Luke, and John with third day appearances.
by rakovsky
Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Psalm 22:17, Hebrew Text, "Like A Lion". Who's Lion?
Replies: 356
Views: 149443

Re: Psalm 22:17, Hebrew Text, "Like A Lion". Who's Lion?

The Dead Sea Scroll of Psalm 22 says not kari, but ka'aru, I think. Since the ending letter is a u, not an i, it definitely cannot mean "like a lion", because lion is "ari", not "aru".
by rakovsky
Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Gospel of Peter: Does it preserve an early tradition?
Replies: 21
Views: 7645

Re: The Gospel of Peter: Does it preserve an early tradition

There are things like the incarnation that are in Luke and Matthew but not narrated in mark. So I don't know that mark had to have had an ending. It could have ended on a cliffhanger because the women told no one in verse 8. It's interesting how g Peter lines up with a first appearance to peter, not...
by rakovsky
Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:03 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Gospel of Peter: Does it preserve an early tradition?
Replies: 21
Views: 7645

Re: The Gospel of Peter: Does it preserve an early tradition

It's interesting that Paul says jesus appeared first to Peter and the gospel of peter is the only one that naerated a special appearance to Peter besides John 21, which some scholars think was marks original ending. It's the kind of thing that makes me think g Peter could contain an early independen...
by rakovsky
Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Gospel of Peter: Does it preserve an early tradition?
Replies: 21
Views: 7645

The Gospel of Peter: Does it preserve an early tradition?

First, it is debated what is the relationship of the Gospel of Matthew to Mark: Which one came first and was relied on by the other. It is commonly thought that Mark was written first and then Matthew expanded on it. However, I read of a view that Matthew was written first and Mark was a narrowed do...
by rakovsky
Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Psalm 22:17, Hebrew Text, "Like A Lion". Who's Lion?
Replies: 356
Views: 149443

Re: Psalm 22:17, Hebrew Text, "Like A Lion". Who's Lion?

Septuagint says gouged I think, and Septuagint was written before the Christian - Jewish debates. So I think the Christian reading is right even though it could create problems theologically for the rabbis' side of the debates and even if Jesus didn't resurrect.
by rakovsky
Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Can Jesus' rising "meta" three days match a 3rd day rising?
Replies: 34
Views: 11803

Re: Can Jesus' rising "meta" three days match a 3rd day risi

^I think you are reasoning about a broad philosophical problem based on broad problems, to conclude that there is no way to resolve it and so it can't be true. For example, it is said that God is immortal and then it says that Jesus died. So some people answer that this means Jesus cannot be God. Bu...
by rakovsky
Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Can Jesus' rising "meta" three days match a 3rd day rising?
Replies: 34
Views: 11803

Re: Can Jesus' rising "meta" three days match a 3rd day risi

(( so what exactly in god became weak and created? if god is unseen person with no flesh parts, then what exactly in this god became weak?)) It means that God put on flesh and it is the flesh that is weak. A nature is a collection of properties. God being divine keeps his divine properties like immo...