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by Ben C. Smith
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus in the Mishnah, the Tosefta, & the Talmud.
Replies: 29
Views: 14415

Re: Jesus in the Mishnah, the Tosefta, & the Talmud.

There are hints of woman trouble with Paul, was he married? Clement says "And Paul does not hesitate, in one of his epistles, to greet his wife, whom he did not take about with him, that he might not be inconvenienced in his ministry" I doubt the accuracy of this material as well, but it does bring...
by Ben C. Smith
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus in the Mishnah, the Tosefta, & the Talmud.
Replies: 29
Views: 14415

Re: Jesus in the Mishnah, the Tosefta, & the Talmud.

Jesus in the Talmud or Paul? What is the incident involving Yehoshua ben Peraḥya? The Gemara relates: When King Yannai was killing the Sages, Yehoshua ben Peraḥya and Jesus, his student, went to Alexandria of Egypt. When there was peace between King Yannai and the Sages, Shimon ben Shataḥ sent a me...
by Ben C. Smith
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did the Jerusalem church even preach Jesus Christ?
Replies: 33
Views: 693

Re: Did the Jerusalem church even preach Jesus Christ?

Those are fine objections and I will bear them in mind. Regarding your number two above, do you think the same is true for Paul re: Rom. 13? 2. Implying that the powers that be always reward the good and punish the bad makes little absolute sense in any time period, but it makes the most relative s...
by Ben C. Smith
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did the Jerusalem church even preach Jesus Christ?
Replies: 33
Views: 693

Re: Did the Jerusalem church even preach Jesus Christ?

Are you suggesting that the author of the letter is "really" addressing post 70 CE Jews? What prevents this? Alternatively, what prevents it from being addressed to post 70 gentiles who are being allowed to "overhear" the Petrine half of a conversation between Peter and pre 70 Jews, just as readers...
by Ben C. Smith
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What Are the Arguments for κύριος being 'the Name Above All Names' (Phil 2:9)
Replies: 18
Views: 252

Re: What Are the Arguments for κύριος being 'the Name Above All Names' (Phil 2:9)

i still see a difference with Paul. His one or two references to "Son of God" could be additions. Paul seems hit and miss over identifying him as the son or is it because i haven't properly checked (i haven't!) Easy enough to fix. To begin: Romans 1.3-4: 3 ...concerning His Son, who was born of a d...
by Ben C. Smith
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did the Jerusalem church even preach Jesus Christ?
Replies: 33
Views: 693

Re: Did the Jerusalem church even preach Jesus Christ?

Are you suggesting that the author of the letter is "really" addressing post 70 CE Jews? What prevents this? Alternatively, what prevents it from being addressed to post 70 gentiles who are being allowed to "overhear" the Petrine half of a conversation between Peter and pre 70 Jews, just as readers...
by Ben C. Smith
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What Are the Arguments for κύριος being 'the Name Above All Names' (Phil 2:9)
Replies: 18
Views: 252

Re: What Are the Arguments for κύριος being 'the Name Above All Names' (Phil 2:9)

Hebrews the name Jesus is superior because the name means "the son of God" is above being called an angel What makes you think that Hebrews is suggesting Son of God as the meaning for the name of Jesus? That makes no sense of the context to me. Paul avoids the term "son of God" in his writings Paul...
by Ben C. Smith
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did the Jerusalem church even preach Jesus Christ?
Replies: 33
Views: 693

Re: Did the Jerusalem church even preach Jesus Christ?

Is it possible to have our cake and eat it too, as per Jobes' citation of Davids, i.e., that it could refer to Rome and be pre-70 CE? "So Rome equals Babylon becomes a ... symbol for the capital of the place of exile away from the true inheritance in heaven." Jews were already living in the Diaspor...
by Ben C. Smith
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did the Jerusalem church even preach Jesus Christ?
Replies: 33
Views: 693

Re: Did the Jerusalem church even preach Jesus Christ?

However, Jobes doesn't rule out the possibility that it refers to Rome, and neither do I. But it's hard for me to apply it to a post-70 CE setting given that 1 Peter 2:13-14 says: Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to the king as the supreme authority, or to g...
by Ben C. Smith
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did the Jerusalem church even preach Jesus Christ?
Replies: 33
Views: 693

Re: Did the Jerusalem church even preach Jesus Christ?

As for the use of the term Babylon, you say that it is not "typically" seen before 70 CE, but even if there are no other examples, perhaps 1 Peter is simply the earliest reference. The logic of calling Rome by the code name Babylon makes more sense to me if Rome has already done what Babylon was fa...