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by TedM
Thu May 12, 2022 6:59 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The seventy weeks of Daniel 9.24-27.
Replies: 21
Views: 48959

Re: The seventy weeks of Daniel 9.24-27.

Hi Bernard! I'm writing to someone about the 70 weeks, and thought of your very interesting chart. I'm wondering if you have gotten any feedback from scholars on it? The terminology of 70 'sevens' of years seems to fit your scenario better than the traditional interpretation, to me. EDIT: I am remov...
by TedM
Sun May 09, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1 Cor 15:3-11 once again
Replies: 200
Views: 129422

Re: 1 Cor 15:3-11 once again

I think of Paul's 'gospel' of Jesus as the message of salvation through faith in the resurrection of Jesus, and particularly the message that this salvation was available to Gentiles. Galatians isn't about Paul defending the resurrection of Jesus. It appears mainly to be Paul's defense against the c...
by TedM
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Irenaeus on the date of the Crucifixion
Replies: 11
Views: 11228

Re: Irenaeus on the date of the Crucifixion

many interpretations are possible as to what really happened. Thanks for your thoughts.
by TedM
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Irenaeus on the date of the Crucifixion
Replies: 11
Views: 11228

Re: John's" Jesus' (age) is Long, His Verse is Strong's, and he's down to get the religious friction on. Hell Yah(weh)!

Here are a few thoughts I have that may or may not be relevant about GJohn and Jesus' age: 1. His ministry in GJohn doesn't seem to span very many years. If he was almost 50, the ministry would have begun when he was in his mid 40s. 2. His brothers travelled with him. Would that be more or less like...
by TedM
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Presumptions of reader knowledge in Mark.
Replies: 124
Views: 164588

Re: Presumptions of reader knowledge in Mark.

You are suggesting that Mark referred to something that the readers already knew (John was arrested) but it was really a slight of hand because he later explained that the arrest wasn't in hell at all, but was by Herod -- something the readers knew nothing about? Why be so evasive? Who would be fool...
by TedM
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Presumptions of reader knowledge in Mark.
Replies: 124
Views: 164588

Re: Presumptions of reader knowledge in Mark.

My point, basically, is that Ben's theorem is built on the false/unproved premise that the readers HAVE to know necessarily the why, the how and the when of any episode. There is nothing in his theory that requires his readers know the why, how and when. Where in the world are you getting that? How...
by TedM
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Presumptions of reader knowledge in Mark.
Replies: 124
Views: 164588

Re: Presumptions of reader knowledge in Mark.

Very interesting OP Ben! You have put down a number of reasonable supports for my gut instinct that gMark wasn't conceived whole cloth by a literary master who was historicizing Jesus and his sayings and doings for the very first time. It is something other than that, at the least. for who interest...
by TedM
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Presumptions of reader knowledge in Mark.
Replies: 124
Views: 164588

Re: Presumptions of reader knowledge in Mark.

Very interesting OP Ben! You have put down a number of reasonable supports for my gut instinct that gMark wasn't conceived whole cloth by a literary master who was historicizing Jesus and his sayings and doings for the very first time. It is something other than that, at the least.
by TedM
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why the Doherty scenario is more probable than the Wells scenario
Replies: 24
Views: 22757

Re: Why the Doherty scenario is more probable than the Wells scenario

Giuseppe I found nearly the entire response from you to be using a type of logic that I can't understand. For example, you say you would expect a mention by Paul of Jesus' place of death. I gave 2 examples. Instead of addressing those, you used an inverse argument about 2 mythical figures. They have...