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by Nathan
Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Caiaphus
Replies: 5
Views: 2326

Re: Caiaphus

I tried to look up the information in the Rabbah Genesis but havent been able to find it yet. Genesis Rabbah 49:9 says: "...is it not better [to sacrifice] a thousand men than that your city be destroyed?...the number [was] reduced from a thousand to five hundred, then to one hundred, to ten, and f...
by Nathan
Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark and Paul.
Replies: 24
Views: 6200

Re: Mark and Paul.

... Mark is pretty easy to read as separationist or adoptionist, by which logic Jesus would be an ordinary man who was invested with filial and divine power at his baptism, and I do not think Mark hints at preexistence (if he does, please let me know what I have missed). I tend not to read Mark as ...
by Nathan
Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Parallels between Mark 6.14-29 and the Esther traditions.
Replies: 132
Views: 30694

Re: Parallels between Mark 6.14-29 and the Esther traditions

...I think that the internal arguments are definitively in favor of the Jewish traditions claiming priority over the Marcan story of Herod's banquet. The catch, of course, is the external evidence, which is lacking for the Jewish traditions until much, much later than the text of Mark is attested. ...