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by Tenorikuma
Tue May 24, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mk 9:49 Proof that Canonical Mark is Not the Ur-Text
Replies: 45
Views: 23874

Re: Mk 9:49 Proof that Canonical Mark is Not the Ur-Text

In context, Mark is just stringing together sayings that are associated by keyword — "pearls on a string", as some commentators have described it. He does that to create weird segues quite frequently. v. 35 — servanthood and greatness vv. 36–37 — servanthood and hospitality toward children [vv. 38–4...
by Tenorikuma
Tue May 24, 2016 4:16 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

If the grammar is confusing, perhaps that passage has been tampered with. There are numerous other problems with it, not least of which is the trinitarian baptismal formula.
by Tenorikuma
Tue May 24, 2016 12:28 am
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

Charles Talbert (Paideia Commentary): Who doubts? (Do the Eleven worship and others doubt? Do the Eleven worship but some of them doubt? Do the Eleven worship and the Eleven doubt?) In Matthew, the particular phrase ( hoi de + a verbal construction) always refers to the entire group of people mentio...
by Tenorikuma
Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The parable of the talents or pounds/minas.
Replies: 37
Views: 33029

Re: The parable of the talents or pounds/minas.

Ken, Thank you for the link to your thesis. I will definitely have a look. But when Klinghardt gets around to describing his own theory that the author of Luke used Marcion, he also allows for secondary influence from Matthew (see the chart on page 21). I think any synoptic solution that accounts fo...
by Tenorikuma
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:10 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The parable of the talents or pounds/minas.
Replies: 37
Views: 33029

Re: The parable of the talents or pounds/minas.

I'd love to read your chapter, Ken, but I don't have access to that book (and my budget for book-buying is fairly meagre). Just to briefly address your points, though they deserve a deeper investigation: 1. Generally speaking, Luke seems to have the more primitive version of parables more often than...
by Tenorikuma
Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The parable of the talents or pounds/minas.
Replies: 37
Views: 33029

Re: The parable of the talents or pounds/minas.

Thanks for the interesting analysis, Ben. If I have time I'll try to engage with some of your observations. I'll admit nothing is conclusive about this parable. When I started examining it, I expected Goodacre's theory to hold up. However, the cumulative balance of evidence tilts it the other way fo...
by Tenorikuma
Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: An inventory of Jewish scriptural literary forms.
Replies: 7
Views: 10349

Re: Inventory of Jewish scriptural literary forms.

Thinking about Psalms, I'm not sure "hymn" and "lament" cover everything. Royal psalms are sort of their own category, and you have things like pilgrimage psalms, liturgy, etc.

Some psalms also have superscriptions, which would probably be a separate text form.
by Tenorikuma
Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: An inventory of Jewish scriptural literary forms.
Replies: 7
Views: 10349

Re: Inventory of Jewish scriptural literary forms.

Do you consider vassal-treaty language (especially things like enumerations of curses) to fall under "Law"?
by Tenorikuma
Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: An inventory of Jewish scriptural literary forms.
Replies: 7
Views: 10349

Re: Inventory of Jewish scriptural literary forms.

How about an etiology? A short narrative episode that concludes with a summary that "and so that place was named such-and-such, for that is where such-and-such happened.” These are always folk etiologies, of course, and never correct. Similarly would be name etymologies. "Zipporah gave birth to a so...
by Tenorikuma
Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Special gMatt material in gMarcion?
Replies: 20
Views: 15469

Re: Special gMatt material in gMarcion?

BeDuhn alludes to some Matthean harmonizations in Marcion's Evangelion, but you'd probably have to read through all the notes to pick it out. I haven't done that yet.