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by MrMacSon
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Herod the Great as an Intermediary Between Judea and Rome
Replies: 5
Views: 8596

Re: Herod the Great as an Intermediary Between Judea and Rome

It's interesting that Herod should be portrayed so differently in the NT. It is a bit of a mystery to me too. In the past couple years I have been exploring the possibility that the anti-Herod polemic in the Gospels was partly derived from Herod vs Hasmonean rivalries. Why might it have been associ...
by MrMacSon
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Herod the Great as an Intermediary Between Judea and Rome
Replies: 5
Views: 8596

Re: Herod the Great as an Intermediary Between Judea and Rome

MrMacSon, There is a difference, of course (tm) , in Josephus' motivation for writing War and twenty years later Antiquities. The former was written as propaganda ... The latter, on the other hand, written 20 years later, was a period where Josephus had meticulously collected more source material r...
by MrMacSon
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Proposal that the Longer Ending of Mark is Dependent on the Gospel of Luke
Replies: 42
Views: 35637

Re: A Proposal that the Longer Ending of Mark is Dependent on the Gospel of Luke

https://www.academia.edu/25622842/Marcions_Gospel_and_the_Longer_Ending_of_Mark_A_Scribal_Composition_and_Second_Century_Controversies_Handout_ I think that the longer ending is clearly more than a "scribal composition". It is in itself an interesting text from the 2nd century. Cheers. I agree.
by MrMacSon
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Proposal that the Longer Ending of Mark is Dependent on the Gospel of Luke
Replies: 42
Views: 35637

Re: A Proposal that the Longer Ending of Mark is Dependent on the Gospel of Luke

Hi Ben, Don't you think the author of the long ending (Mk16:9-20) knew also about John's gospel: Mk16:9-11 <=> Jn20:14-18? Cordially, Bernard There is definitely a relationship here. I am not (yet) sure in which direction the arrow of dependence points, however. John 21 has also been proposed as re...
by MrMacSon
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Herod the Great as an Intermediary Between Judea and Rome
Replies: 5
Views: 8596

Herod the Great as an Intermediary Between Judea and Rome

https://www.academia.edu/11509418/Herod_the_Great_Intermediary_A_Common_Portrayal_of_Herod_in_Jewish_War_and_Jewish_Antiquities ... scholars often see a natural dichotomy between the Herod of [Josephus'] War and the Herod of Antiquities . Generally speaking, Herod is categorized as being a loyal cli...
by MrMacSon
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Presumptions of reader knowledge in Mark.
Replies: 124
Views: 111202

Re: the post-resurrection appearance in Galilee

Mark 14:28 (AV) But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee. 1 Mark 16:7 (AV) But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: 1 there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. Since Mark does not write of this appearance, even in the massively supp...
by MrMacSon
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: From Hadrian, to Barnabas, to Marcion
Replies: 91
Views: 33194

Re: From Hadrian, to Barnabas, to Marcion

Joseph D. L. wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:39 pm
And it was known that Simon bar Kochba was beheaded ...
Well, it's said his head was presented to Emperor Hadrian - he could have been beheaded post mortem. Not that it matters much.
by MrMacSon
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: From Hadrian, to Barnabas, to Marcion
Replies: 91
Views: 33194

Re: From Hadrian, to Barnabas, to Marcion

See how much is intelligent this mythicist named Jeff Q , about where Bar-Kokhba is really in the Gospels: Simon of Cyrene and Simon bar Kokkhba both have a son named Rufus. That seems to [ be ] way to [ o ] coincidental. If Simon of Cyrene was a cypher for Bar Kokhba, that would explain why Gnosti...
by MrMacSon
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: From Hadrian, to Barnabas, to Marcion
Replies: 91
Views: 33194

Re: From Hadrian, to Barnabas, to Marcion

This is what I have found so far: The fate of Bar Kochba himself is not clear, though the sources indicate that he most likely died in the final battle for Beitar or shortly before. [ Link .] Bar Kokhba also died, either executed by the sages for making false Messianic claims , or during the final ...