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by gryan
Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Damascus in Arabia? (Maybe Acts is more harmonious with Gal 1:15-17 than we thought)
Replies: 15
Views: 487

Re: Was Damascus in Arabia? (Maybe Acts is more harmonious with Gal 1:15-17 than we thought)

The "flesh and blood" logic puzzle pieces fit together like this: 1) If "flesh and blood" ="James, the Lord's brother " (as my chastic reading of Gal 1:16b-19 below suggests) and 2) If "flesh and blood" is defined by the parallel Pauline usage in 1 Cor 15 (&q...
by gryan
Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Archaic Mark: Did it Exist? Tommy Wasserman
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Archaic Mark: Did it Exist? Tommy Wasserman

Re: "Archaic Mark" was a forgery Not to be confused with "Secret Gospel of Mark" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secret_Gospel_of_Mark "By February Stephen Carlson had announced his findings that the codex [Archaic Mark] was a forgery, and proved his case beyond a doubt at the...
by gryan
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Damascus in Arabia? (Maybe Acts is more harmonious with Gal 1:15-17 than we thought)
Replies: 15
Views: 487

Re: Was Damascus in Arabia? (Maybe Acts is more harmonious with Gal 1:15-17 than we thought)

Re: the " returned again (πάλιν ὑπέστρεψα) " in "but I [immediately] departed into Arabia; indeed, I returned again to Damascus (εἰς Δαμασκόν, Cf Acts 22:10, "go εἰς Δαμασκό" and Acts 9:8 "they brought him εἰς Δαμασκόν"). In the Acts account, Paul was already heade...
by gryan
Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Damascus in Arabia? (Maybe Acts is more harmonious with Gal 1:15-17 than we thought)
Replies: 15
Views: 487

Re: Was Damascus in Arabia? (Maybe Acts is more harmonious with Gal 1:15-17 than we thought)

Rainer Riesner, Paul's Early Period... 1998, 13.3 Paul in Arabia (included page 257 in google books advanced, though previews vary). Thanks! Of particular interest for my thesis, Riesner reports that " Justin includes Damascus in Arabia (Justin, Dial. 78.10), and is followed by Tertullian (Ter...
by gryan
Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Damascus in Arabia? (Maybe Acts is more harmonious with Gal 1:15-17 than we thought)
Replies: 15
Views: 487

Re: Was Damascus in Arabia? (Maybe Acts is more harmonious with Gal 1:15-17 than we thought)

The "flesh and blood" logic puzzle pieces fit together like this: 1) If "flesh and blood" ="James, the Lord's brother " (as my chastic reading of Gal 1:16b-19 below suggests) and 2) If "flesh and blood" is defined by the parallel Pauline usage in 1 Cor 15 (&qu...
by gryan
Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What defines a text as Christian?
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: What defines a text as Christian?

I would in this event recommend Oahspe for the candidacy, as a good deal more in common than not resides in the text. I had not heard of "Oahspe" before, but I see on wikipedia that it is an actual book published in 1882, purporting to contain "new revelations" from "...the...
by gryan
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Re-interpreting the "persecutions" of Paul
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Re-interpreting the "persecutions" of Paul

So much of language and life depends on context: pursuit of an enemy is war, pursuit of the beloved is courting. But when does courting become stalking? And when does the line between love and war become as blurry as this command of Jesus is blurry? According to gMatt, he said, "Love your enemi...
by gryan
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Damascus in Arabia? (Maybe Acts is more harmonious with Gal 1:15-17 than we thought)
Replies: 15
Views: 487

Re: Was Damascus in Arabia? (Maybe Acts is more harmonious with Gal 1:15-17 than we thought)

2 Cor 11:32 In Damascus the ethnarch under Aretas the king was guarding the city of the Damascenes in order to seize me, and I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and so escaped his hands. Gal 1:15-17 "...when God... decided to reveal his son in me... I did not immediately c...
by gryan
Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Damascus in Arabia? (Maybe Acts is more harmonious with Gal 1:15-17 than we thought)
Replies: 15
Views: 487

Re: Was Damascus in Arabia?

On a related note: About a year ago, I asked Ehrman on his blog if he agrees with me that it is exegetically possible that Paul DID consult with "flesh and blood" when he visited James in his status as the Lord's "flesh-and-blood" brother. He agreed that this is possibly what Pa...
by gryan
Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Damascus in Arabia? (Maybe Acts is more harmonious with Gal 1:15-17 than we thought)
Replies: 15
Views: 487

Re: Was Damascus in Arabia?

Re: My "[immediately] ...to Damascus" interpretation of Gal and remarkable harmony with Acts Acts 9 5“Who are You, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” He replied. 6“Now get up and go into the city , and you will be told what you must do.” 7The men traveling with Sau...