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by Tenorikuma
Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Pilate (if Marcion comes first)
Replies: 14
Views: 7682

Re: Why Pilate (if Marcion comes first)

Interesting thoughts, Giuseppe. What caught my interest recently was how many early Patristic authors talk about the Acts of Pilate, which was apparently already in wide circulation in the mid-second century. Early Christians certainly perceived something important about his role in the salvation dr...
by Tenorikuma
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Another thread about the gospel of Mark as a story.
Replies: 32
Views: 14715

Re: Another thread about the gospel of Mark as a story.

Let me pull up a log to this virtual campfire… I too am a passenger on the ex-Evangelical boat. Grew up in Pentecostal churches in Western Canada (which caught the crazy fever around the time of the Toronto Airport "revival") and spent my entire schooling in the church school, which used curriculum ...
by Tenorikuma
Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Papyrus Vindobonensis 2325.
Replies: 10
Views: 7567

Re: Papyrus Vindobonensis 2325.

Interesting. And thanks to Ben Smith for keeping one of biblical studies' most useful websites online.

Are there any photos of the fragment? It's always been a bit of a problem that the cock doesn't actually crow twice in Mark.
by Tenorikuma
Sun May 29, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Blasphemy & the passion narrative before Mark.
Replies: 265
Views: 145924

Re: Blasphemy & the passion narrative before Mark.

There is also some affinity between Mark's statement and LXX Psalm 88(89):14, another Messianic psalm, which speaks of God's right hand of power. LXX 88:14: σὸς ὁ βραχίων μετὰ δυναστείας κραταιωθήτω ἡ χείρ σου ὑψωθήτω ἡ δεξιά σου Mark 14:62: … τὸν υἱὸν τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ἐκ δεξιῶν καθήμενον τῆς δυνάμεως
by Tenorikuma
Sun May 29, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Blasphemy & the passion narrative before Mark.
Replies: 265
Views: 145924

Re: Blasphemy & the passion narrative before Mark.

Since I'm on a Robert Fowler kick, let me offer another viewpoint: the sentence "And you will see the Son of man seated at the right hand of Power and coming with the clouds of heaven" is parenthetical and aimed at the reader, not the high priest. This is defended by pointing out that similar statem...
by Tenorikuma
Sun May 29, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark 16:9-20 as Forgery or Fabrication by Richard Carrier
Replies: 105
Views: 77285

Re: Mark 16:9-20 as Forgery or Fabrication by Richard Carrie

Great comment, Solo. Robert Fowler constantly points out how Mark's Gospel is structured to show how even though the disciples are ostensibly on the inside, they are on the outside when it comes to understanding Christ, while it is outsiders who gain insider knowledge. The abrupt and shocking ending...
by Tenorikuma
Sun May 29, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Agrippa killed James the brother of John with the sword
Replies: 194
Views: 35439

Re: Agrippa killed James the brother of John with the sword

It's possible that the merging of various traditions left apostolic history with too many Jameses, and Acts had to dispose of one. I count seven (I think) Jameses in the NT, and at least some of them are probably doubles of each other.
by Tenorikuma
Fri May 27, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tertullian and the Caesars
Replies: 5
Views: 3818

Re: Tertullian and the Caesars

Secret Alias wrote:Ben in one of his first posts accessed an article which explained the chronological difficulties very well.
Does anyone have the link by any chance?
by Tenorikuma
Fri May 27, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tertullian and the Caesars
Replies: 5
Views: 3818

Re: Tertullian and the Caesars

That's what I'm interested in figuring out, Clive.
by Tenorikuma
Fri May 27, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tertullian and the Caesars
Replies: 5
Views: 3818

Tertullian and the Caesars

Tertullian, in An Answer to the Jews , attempts to correlate the dates of Jesus' death and the destruction of the Temple according to Danielic hebdomads, but he really fudges the math. Look at his list of Roman emperors (my comments in red): For, after Augustus who survived after the birth of Christ...