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by Bernard Muller
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: “In the flesh”: Recovering the lost grammar of Paul in Galatians in light of echos in Hebrews
Replies: 13
Views: 147

Re: “In the flesh”: Recovering the lost grammar of Paul in Galatians in light of echos in Hebrews

to gryan, This thesis assumes that the author of Hebrews read a form of the epistle that we find in our critical Greek texts and that he comprehended the grammar and syntax of the epistle as it was understood the first century Pauline school near the time of Paul's death (ie Pre-NT canon, and much c...
by Bernard Muller
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the Epistle to the Hebrews
Replies: 34
Views: 785

Re: On the Epistle to the Hebrews

to MrMacSon, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. But the Greek has"and" as such: you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. It does not look to me that mount Zion and the heavenly Jerusalem are the same. It's...
by Bernard Muller
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the Epistle to the Hebrews
Replies: 34
Views: 785

Re: On the Epistle to the Hebrews

to hakeem, The Epistle to the Hebrews does not establish any historical facts about the character called Jesus Christ. The facts are that the writing is anonymous and of unknown date of authorship. All NT texts do not indicate date of authorship and even when the writers claimed he is Paul, Peter, J...
by Bernard Muller
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Galatians 3:1 "portrayed as crucified"
Replies: 42
Views: 2345

Re: Galatians 3:1 "portrayed as crucified"

to gryan, No, sorry, that was written confusingly. What I'm trying to suggest is a Sitz im Leben where Paul had written some other letter--1 Cor for example, or one like it--and he had written it from Galatia. He could be reminding the Galatian "brothers" of a former time when they had been co-sende...
by Bernard Muller
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Galatians 3:1 "portrayed as crucified"
Replies: 42
Views: 2345

Re: Galatians 3:1 "portrayed as crucified"

to rgprice,
So, you would have:
"Before your very eyes, Jesus Christ was forewritten as having been crucified."

Does that make sense?

Cordially, Bernard
by Bernard Muller
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Galatians 3:1 "portrayed as crucified"
Replies: 42
Views: 2345

Re: Galatians 3:1 "portrayed as crucified"

to gryan, I have argued for reading προεγράφη in its literal sense--"written formerly"--because I can easily imagine Paul (as in the closing where he says "See what large letters..." ) reminding the Galatians of how they, as co-senders (Cf "the brothers with me" Gal 1:2), had literally seen the lett...
by Bernard Muller
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Recommendation for source on traditional Mark
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Recommendation for source on traditional Mark

to rgprice, http://historical-jesus.info/28.html How did "Mark" handle the known "humble" Jesus testimony conflicting with the later preaching as a divine entity? Mark's solutions to the "problem" are rather obvious and would explain the so-called messianic secret, among other things. http://histori...
by Bernard Muller
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Aretas V
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Aretas V

Aretas V never became king.

Cordially, Bernard
by Bernard Muller
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Galatians 3:1 "portrayed as crucified"
Replies: 42
Views: 2345

Re: Galatians 3:1 "portrayed as crucified"

to rgprice, Option 1: "Don't you believe the colorful picture I painted for you?" Option 2: "Don't you believe what God has foretold?" By reading the different translation, the Thayer's Greek Lexicon and the underlying Greek, I think this translaltion might be the most correct: "You foolish Galatian...
by Bernard Muller
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Johannine epistles as reaction to Marcionism?
Replies: 22
Views: 396

Re: Johannine epistles as reaction to Marcionism?

to Ben, if 1 John was written early, even earlier than when gMark got known among the targeted audience, then we can expect changes on certain theological points. Added to that, with gJohn written over a long period, we can expect more of those (which I found). Read my web pages starting at http://h...