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by Giuseppe
Sat May 25, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: a PETROnius to guard the tomb in GPeter.
Replies: 0
Views: 6

a PETROnius to guard the tomb in GPeter.

And Pilate gave them Petronius the centurion with soldiers to guard the tomb. http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/gospelpeter.html Obviously the stone before the tomb was not sufficient. I point out this "coincidence" to raise a rethorical question: If the name of a Roman is already introduc...
by Giuseppe
Fri May 24, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Pilate? Because of Revelation 12:11
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Why Pilate? Because of Revelation 12:11

Can Pilate be read in Revelation? What derives the my attention is that just in the only passage in Revelation where the Lamb is not identified stricto sensu with the Christ, "Satan" is defeated by the "blood of the Lamb": Revelation 12: Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought ag...
by Giuseppe
Fri May 24, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Jesus rises in Galilee in separationist proto-Mark
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Why Jesus rises in Galilee in separationist proto-Mark

Now the question that has to be faced is the following: what caused this dualism between Jesus and Christ ? It came from the collision between early Christian Gnostics and the followers of the author of the book of Revelation. The book of Revelation assumes that Jesus was the Jewish Messiah, the Ser...
by Giuseppe
Fri May 24, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Jesus rises in Galilee in separationist proto-Mark
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Why Jesus rises in Galilee in separationist proto-Mark

The dualism between the two Messiahs (one from the Good God and the other from the demiurge) is fully in action insofar the davidic Messiah suffers on the cross while the spiritual Christ remains impassible in heaven. The rending of the veil in the temple allegorizes the wrath of the demiurge, again...
by Giuseppe
Fri May 24, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Jesus rises in Galilee in separationist proto-Mark
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Why Jesus rises in Galilee in separationist proto-Mark

In my view, it is a fact that Cerinthus was the author of proto-Mark. 35 While Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, he asked, “Why do the teachers of the law say that the Messiah is the son of David? 36 David himself, speaking by the Holy Spirit , declared: “‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my...
by Giuseppe
Fri May 24, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the two crucified thieves (again) and the one-out-of-three crucified victims saved by Josephus
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: On the two crucified thieves (again) and the one-out-of-three crucified victims saved by Josephus

The evidence of the intrinsic anti-Jewish nature of the separationist Christology (behind proto-Mark) is found in the same reaction raised by it: our current Gospel of Mark. Our Mark (I mean: the editor of proto-Mark) insists that Jesus “is the Christ”. But it is an apology for the identity Jesus=Ch...
by Giuseppe
Thu May 23, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Romans 9-11 & the temple's destruction
Replies: 73
Views: 3739

Re: Romans 9-11 & the temple's destruction

Doudna writes (in the citation above): But such talk of a few good ones (remnant) and in the end everyone will be saved (pie in the sky) of a doomed people in the present age is rhetoric. Agrippa II and Josephus, who were with Titus, similarly no doubt wept at the divine justice of Roman wrath on t...
by Giuseppe
Thu May 23, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is the Golgotha the trace of an old lapidation story?
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Is the Golgotha the trace of an old lapidation story?

Jesus ben Ananias was stoned for the his excessive apocalypticism. Even Josephus reports about him only the his legend.

Hence there is another possible parallelism between him and the Gospel Jesus: being stoned.
by Giuseppe
Thu May 23, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is the Golgotha the trace of an old lapidation story?
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Is the Golgotha the trace of an old lapidation story?

Stephen was stoned out of the city, too. Assume for a moment that the Golghota, as a hill outside a city, was the ideal place for lapidation. Was the crucifixion on Golghota an implicit overlap/eclipse of a previous death of Jesus (via lapidation) by a new death of Jesus (via crucifixion)? According...
by Giuseppe
Thu May 23, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Romans 9-11 & the temple's destruction
Replies: 73
Views: 3739

Re: Romans 9-11 & the temple's destruction

Thanks Irish1975 and Ben for this exchange of different views about Rom. 9-11. It may be interesting the reading of Doudna's view about the same passages: (2) I know that is the common understanding but once the argument that a post-70 1 Thes 2 means interpolation is gone, I do not see a significant...