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by Secret Alias
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Meaning of 'Apostolic'
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: The Meaning of 'Apostolic'

But isn't the use of the term 'apostle' still similar given that it still means effective 'leader.' It doesn't have that sense in (native) Greek.
by Secret Alias
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Samaritan Mark's Parallel for the Good Tree Parable?
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Samaritan Mark's Parallel for the Good Tree Parable?

When you look at the context of the statement in the Mimar it seems to be tacked on to another discussion entirely or as a series of fragments.
by Secret Alias
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Samaritan Mark's Parallel for the Good Tree Parable?
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Samaritan Mark's Parallel for the Good Tree Parable?

It is our duty to be a tree good to behold, crowned with goodly fruits, and to hasten to acquire wisdom and fill our souls with what the True One taught us. It does not behove us to leave ourselves like a waste land which has nothing in it, or like a tree without fruits, for an end has to be made of...
by Secret Alias
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Meaning of 'Apostolic'
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: The Meaning of 'Apostolic'

The term appears over and over again in Marqe

דבר יצא כשליח מהיר, כבוד נפרס, עצמה עמדה, מה שאלה עשו לאלה עשו
by Secret Alias
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Meaning of 'Apostolic'
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: The Meaning of 'Apostolic'

Another curiosity is that כשליח = 358 = משיח or messiah. This is very significant. The understanding that messiah and snake (in the garden of Eden) is well known. But this is interesting. In other words, it turns the logic of messianism into math. To be 'apostolic' to be 'apostle-like' or 'as an apo...
by Secret Alias
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Meaning of 'Apostolic'
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: The Meaning of 'Apostolic'

It was probably therefore used as a synonym for those who were often called apostles in the broader sense of the term. Philip, called 'the evangelist' in the Acts, was spoken of in later traditions as 'the apostle'; Timothy is included in the general use of the term “apostle' in one place, and seem...
by Secret Alias
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Meaning of 'Apostolic'
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: The Meaning of 'Apostolic'

Another important thing that emerges from this discussion is that I can't see any difference in meaning originally between 'apostle' and 'evangelist.' At the start of Christianity - i.e. at the time of Paul - they were synonyms or at least roughly synonymous. It basically means someone who acted as ...
by Secret Alias
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Meaning of 'Apostolic'
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: The Meaning of 'Apostolic'

משנה ברכות ה׳:ה׳ (ה) המתפלל וטעה סימן רע לו. ואם שליח צבור הוא סימן רע לשולחיו מפני ששלוחו של אדם כמותו. Mishnah Berakhot 5:5 (5) One who is praying, and makes a mistake, it is a bad omen for him; and if he was a delegate of the congregation, it is a bad omen for his delegators [the congregation], b...
by Secret Alias
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Meaning of 'Apostolic'
Replies: 8
Views: 128

The Meaning of 'Apostolic'

See previous posts. I think I have figured something out Greek ικός "in the manner of; pertaining to." Poetikos mean "in the manner of a poet". In general, -ikos meant "in the manner of", "pertaining to", or "of". Latin icus m belonging to derived from of or pertaining to; connected with But I've re...
by Secret Alias
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Who is 'the Teacher of Righteousness"?
Replies: 59
Views: 981

Re: Who is 'the Teacher of Righteousness"?

Regarding the idea that the Teacher was Ezra, as I said above, you're isolating one factor, the deaths of the Wicked Priest and the Teacher, but it is also (for example) commonly argued that the writings that mention the Teacher also refer to the Pharisees, and they are first mentioned as existing ...