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by rgprice
Tue Feb 27, 2024 3:14 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: No ekklēsia in Mark?
Replies: 24
Views: 266

Re: No ekklēsia in Mark?

Firstly I'm not saying any certain explanation for the phenomenon is right or wrong at this point. I'm just wondering why this might be the case. Acts is interesting because it uses both terms in relatively equal proportions. And in Acts ekklēsia does not always refer to the "church". For ...
by rgprice
Tue Feb 27, 2024 1:05 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Markus Vinzent's claim about Marcion
Replies: 52
Views: 22667

Re: Markus Vinzent's claim about Marcion

Tomorrow I will encourage a few female scholars to put forward the thesis that Mary Magdalene wrote the first gospel. We will prove this and reconstruct her oppressed gospel. I expect a similar “success” of this thesis, if not an even bigger one. Isn't it obvious, though? Mark 14:9 is Mary's self-i...
by rgprice
Tue Feb 27, 2024 12:18 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Markus Vinzent's claim about Marcion
Replies: 52
Views: 22667

Re: Markus Vinzent's claim about Marcion

Tomorrow I will encourage a few female scholars to put forward the thesis that Mary Magdalene wrote the first gospel. We will prove this and reconstruct her oppressed gospel. I expect a similar “success” of this thesis, if not an even bigger one. Isn't it obvious, though? Mark 14:9 is Mary's self-i...
by rgprice
Tue Feb 27, 2024 9:33 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: No ekklēsia in Mark?
Replies: 24
Views: 266

Re: No ekklēsia in Mark?

It seems to me that Ekklēsia as it is used by Jews prior to the 2nd century refers mainly to a group of people, not necessarily a building. I wasn't at all thinking of uses of the word Ekklēsia / "church" (or "assembly") as if referring to a building. I'm possibly being misread ...
by rgprice
Tue Feb 27, 2024 8:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: No ekklēsia in Mark?
Replies: 24
Views: 266

Re: No ekklēsia in Mark?

@Peter But here is no "church" anywhere, this is anachronistic. Ekklēsia = assembly, and this term was used by Jews to refer to Jewish religious bodies. It seems to me that Ekklēsia as it is used by Jews prior to the 2nd century refers mainly to a group of people, not necessarily a buildin...
by rgprice
Tue Feb 27, 2024 5:01 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Markus Vinzent's claim about Marcion
Replies: 52
Views: 22667

Re: Markus Vinzent's claim about Marcion

Sorry, it was late at night. I didn't read all the way through or notice the necromancy... However, I agree that the case for Marcion's priority is not good. However, of course, I'm now out on a limb myself and don't consider any known Gospel to be the first narrative and am forced to work at trying...
by rgprice
Tue Feb 27, 2024 1:45 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: No ekklēsia in Mark?
Replies: 24
Views: 266

No ekklēsia in Mark?

My search on biblehub shows no instances of ekklēsia in Mark. Is this correct?

https://biblehub.com/greek/ekkle_sia_1577.htm

It looks like Mark uses συναγωγὴν.

I find this interesting because Paul never uses συναγωγὴν and Mark apparently never uses ἐκκλησίᾳ.

I'm not sure what to think about that.
by rgprice
Tue Feb 27, 2024 1:14 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark 14-15 "fulfilling scripture"
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: Mark 14-15 "fulfilling scripture"

But to keep on topic. Mark also conforms to Matthew in it's single, solitary reference to hell where it's obviously copied in from Matthew. 9:48 What is the case to be made here? The relationship of Mark 9:42-49 to Matthew is complicated. I would that that Mark 9:42-49 doesn't have any particular s...
by rgprice
Tue Feb 27, 2024 12:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Markus Vinzent's claim about Marcion
Replies: 52
Views: 22667

Re: Markus Vinzent's claim about Marcion

Anyhoo, what's the point of the OP?
by rgprice
Sun Feb 25, 2024 10:39 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: My recreation of the opening of the First Gospel
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: My recreation of the opening of the First Gospel

what are thoughts on the plausibility of the proposed reconstruction or potential problems with it? Firstly, why might we think that the opening of the Gospel of Mark is not original, i.e. that it has been altered from an earlier narrative that looked different than Mark looks now. Why might we thin...