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by Charles Wilson
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dogs remain dogs (in Mark)
Replies: 23
Views: 1148

Re: Dogs remain dogs (in Mark)

John is extremely significant in Mark: Mark 1: 7 (RSV): [7] And he preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. Jewish Encyclopedia , "Bilgah" (emph. added): According to a Talmudic tradition preserved...
by Charles Wilson
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The case for Post First War Paul?
Replies: 38
Views: 992

Re: The case for Post First War Paul?

The original Pauline letters appear to me to reflect ideas within God-fearing communities, that address issues we know to have existed prior to the war... Do we,in fact, know that? We have the Baptism of the Holy Spirit replacing the Baptism of John before people knew there was a Baptism of the Hol...
by Charles Wilson
Sat Oct 09, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The case for Post First War Paul?
Replies: 38
Views: 992

Re: The case for Post First War Paul?

I've heard several claims that even the earliest of the Pauline letters were actually written sometime after the First Jewish-Roman War. Tacitus, Histories , Book 4: "The murder of Calpurnius Galerianus caused the utmost consternation. He was a son of Caius Piso , and had done nothing, but a n...
by Charles Wilson
Sat Oct 09, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Clementine Tradition: Peter after Paul
Replies: 22
Views: 548

Re: A Clementine Tradition: Peter after Paul

The fact that the fisherman Peter of the Gospels would have been too old to go on tour at this late date seems to go unnoticed. You are correct, Irish1975. There are other Chronologies, certainly. The one I see has Peter as a child at the Passover of 4 BCE. He saves the Priest from certain death. H...
by Charles Wilson
Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Minimal Marcion
Replies: 20
Views: 764

Re: Minimal Marcion

Ouch! $285 on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Oldest-Gospel-Formation-Canonical-Gospels/dp/9042943092 Let's see and compare: A scholarly book on an esoteric subject or...I don't know...a FOOTBALL BOOK? https://www.amazon.com/Coaching-Footballs-Midline-Option-Walker/dp/1890450081 DOUBLE OUCH!!! I got...
by Charles Wilson
Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The big question for me...
Replies: 25
Views: 1031

Re: The big question for me...

So we know that Marcion used a Gospel that was reported to be like the Gospel of Luke and Valentinian used a Gospel like John. RGP -- John2 above has a considered response and if we look at the Archaeology of this Site, we find an interesting bit of Data: Our Ol' Poster Jay Raskin considers that Ma...
by Charles Wilson
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Minimal Marcion
Replies: 20
Views: 764

Re: Minimal Marcion

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by Charles Wilson
Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Only god is good" as Mark's compromise to eclipse "Only the Father, not YHWH, is good"
Replies: 20
Views: 593

Re: "Only god is good" as Mark's compromise to eclipse "Only the Father, not YHWH, is good"

Giuseppe -- This is from Caesar picking Archelaus off of the carpet: J, Ant..., 17, 9, 7: "Now when Nicolaus had laid these things before Caesar, he ended his plea; whereupon Caesar was so obliging to Archelaus, that he raised him up when he had cast himself down at his feet, and said that he w...
by Charles Wilson
Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: John 8
Replies: 23
Views: 592

Re: John 8

"Romantard Binge" is funny. Thank you. I almost always try to write with humor. "Always leave 'em laughin'." I assume you mean the family of theories that the Gospels are allegories of Roman domination in some way or other. They held the pen last. However... I used to be intrigu...
by Charles Wilson
Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: John 8
Replies: 23
Views: 592

Re: John 8

I wish to expand a bit on the John 8 Passage as a rewrite of a passage directed at Nero. Again, I invite you to read several of these from a Roman perspective. The direction of the argument runs, NOT from a Judaic argument amongst Temple frequenting Jews ("...I taught daily in the Temple...&quo...