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by Kunigunde Kreuzerin
Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?
Replies: 74
Views: 74106

Re: Whosonfirst?

Paul may have felt that rhetorically not using "father" in a biological/human sense for believers helped emphasize his theology of being spiritually adopted by god. I agree with that. But it seems to me that this word usage is not only theologically motivated, but also affects social and ...
by Kunigunde Kreuzerin
Mon Aug 30, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?
Replies: 74
Views: 74106

Re: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?

Ken Olson wrote: Mon Aug 30, 2021 6:47 am Is your suggested system of classification and end unto itself, or is it a prelude to making some further point about Paul's use of ἀδελφός 'brother'?
Hi Ken, it's just the prelude.
by Kunigunde Kreuzerin
Sun Aug 29, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?
Replies: 74
Views: 74106

Re: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?

I am currently interested in this phrase for completely different reasons and I would like to investigate the question a little more closely. It seems to me that an overview of how often the word „brother“ occurs in Paul's letters is a good start. letter words of the letter occurrence of brother/s ...
by Kunigunde Kreuzerin
Sat Aug 28, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?
Replies: 74
Views: 74106

Re: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?

What I miss in these discussions is that imho no one seriously tries to examine other passages from Paul's letters in order to better understand what meaning Paul might have given the phrase. Rather, historicists seem to assume that this phrase can be interpreted very easily by referring to the gos...
by Kunigunde Kreuzerin
Fri Aug 27, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?
Replies: 74
Views: 74106

Re: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?

. As a Jesus agnostic, I sometimes enjoy following strenuous discussions between historicists and mythicists about the same old stuff. As everyone knows, one of these long-running questions is about James, the Lord's brother. I'm not sure how many posts Neil Godfrey has written about the Lord's bro...
by Kunigunde Kreuzerin
Wed Aug 25, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Proofs That Jesus Existed
Replies: 385
Views: 362305

Re: Proofs That Jesus Existed

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Argument from Matthew's uncraziness

1. Matthew often claimed that something related to Jesus happened to fulfill what was foretold by the prophets.
2. These claims would be completely insane if it didn't actually happen.
3. Therefore, Jesus existed.
by Kunigunde Kreuzerin
Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Proofs That Jesus Existed
Replies: 385
Views: 362305

Re: Proofs That Jesus Existed

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Argument from love

1. I love Jesus.
2. Mythicists are just haters.
3. Let love win.
4. Therefore, Jesus existed.
by Kunigunde Kreuzerin
Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Skeptical Critical Commentary - Gospel of Mark
Replies: 47
Views: 100774

Re: 1:6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1uNdnH91Lc JW : 1:6 Strong's Greek Transliteration English Morphology Textual Criticism 2532 [e] Καὶ kai And Conj - 1510 [e] ἦν ēn was V-IIA-3S - 3588 [e] ὁ ho - Art-NMS - 2491 [e] Ἰωάννης Iōannēs John N-NMS - 1746 [e] ἐνδεδυμένος endedymenos clothed in V-RPM-NMS - ...
by Kunigunde Kreuzerin
Thu Jul 01, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: “Did Mark Bottom Out?” Or “A Titanic Failure”
Replies: 35
Views: 1488

Re: “Did Mark Bottom Out?” Or “A Titanic Failure”

I forget the translator now but the first time I read a modern translation of the four gospels in paperback I was really thrown aback as I read the Gospel of Mark. It was so unlike Matthew or any of the other gospels. It really was a dark and foreboding gospel. Its Jesus was not a figure in whom a ...
by Kunigunde Kreuzerin
Tue Jun 29, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The "Assembly of God"
Replies: 41
Views: 2839

Re: The "Assembly of God"

I'm still trying to figure out what Paul really means when he talks about the " ekklēsia of God" (which is translated "church of God" in most English Bibles, but is better translated as "assembly of God"). Spontaneously I would guess that Paul preferred the term ekkles...