Search found 577 matches

by Stuart
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid For. Confirmation 16:8 Original
Replies: 297
Views: 138357

Re: Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid For. Confirmation 16:8 Original

I think one has to consider Mark 14:50, 14:72 in context to Mark 16:7-8. Mark is denying the disciples, including Peter, witnessing the death and resurrection, as they all fall away (predicted in 14:27-30). The women are at the crucifixion, albeit from afar (15:40), and see where Joseph laid the bod...
by Stuart
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Paul is missing in the Gospels
Replies: 33
Views: 8116

Re: Why Paul is missing in the Gospels

.... you flip the order of composition of the traditionalist view, making the gospels before the letters. This is something you need to explain also, as you deviate from the view you assert is valid. And what do I assert is valid? And what is the traditionalist view from which I deviate? Thanks! As...
by Stuart
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Paul is missing in the Gospels
Replies: 33
Views: 8116

Re: Why Paul is missing in the Gospels

The simple answer is that the Gospels were written c. 40-50 AD, about the events of c. 30-33 AD. Paul's letters were written c. 55-60 AD. Only if you assume the errant modern late dating paradigms do you run into a question. Thus we have another evidence for early NT dates. You are assuming the doc...
by Stuart
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Top suspects that could have invented the historical Jesus?
Replies: 127
Views: 40488

Re: Top suspects that could have invented the historical Jes

It's all a lie. Come on. Isn't it funny the way the same names keep recycling in early Christian sources (which Josephus as we have it now is)? Look at Onesimus in Paul and Ignatius. It's like the whole world comes down to 12 people. The most accurate observation you have had. It dovetails well int...
by Stuart
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Top suspects that could have invented the historical Jesus?
Replies: 127
Views: 40488

Re: Top suspects that could have invented the historical Jesus?

This thread is all speculation. At it's best these are worthy "who done it" plots for an Agatha Christie novel. At it's worst (or best, depending on the entertainment value) little better than an Alex Jones conspiracy theory rant. But since this thread is all speculation, I'll throw my opinion there...
by Stuart
Fri May 29, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The destruction of non-Canonical texts?
Replies: 16
Views: 4739

Re: The destruction of non-Canonical texts?

I prefer this one, since you get multiple definitions, root words and the ability to switch on the fly, and click on individual words to look up occurrences and Greek/Hebrew equivalents. What would be a helpful addition is Latin Vulgate, as many church father writings are in Latin, and seeing the re...
by Stuart
Wed May 27, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Concept of 'Deposit' in Origen
Replies: 2
Views: 1157

Re: The Concept of 'Deposit' in Origen

This is a key point of difference of the orthodox from the heterodox. The Orthodox emphasized the subservience of Jesus to his father, filial piety which well fit the Roman cultural norms, his stature as second to God, and gave the power of resurrection to the father. The heterodox, certainly the Do...
by Stuart
Sat May 23, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why 1 Cor 11:23-26 is an interpolation
Replies: 13
Views: 7415

Re: Why 1 Cor 11:23-26 is an interpolation

The entire section from 11:23-32 is considered by a number of critics as a later interpolation. 11:20-22, 33-34 deals with the immediate issue of table manners at the Christian feast. This was likely seen as a good place to insert the sacrament from Luke 22:19-20 verbatim, in order to show both tha...
by Stuart
Sat May 23, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why 1 Cor 11:23-26 is an interpolation
Replies: 13
Views: 7415

Re: Why 1 Cor 11:23-26 is an interpolation

The entire section from 11:23-32 is considered by a number of critics as a later interpolation. 11:20-22, 33-34 deals with the immediate issue of table manners at the Christian feast. This was likely seen as a good place to insert the sacrament from Luke 22:19-20 verbatim, in order to show both that...
by Stuart
Thu May 21, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The destruction of non-Canonical texts?
Replies: 16
Views: 4739

Re: The destruction of non-Canonical texts?

Unfortunately that is a pattern of all religions. What the Catholics did not destroy the Abbysids destroyed. It is said the bathes (which they took from the Byzantines) were fueled for 2 years running just on the books taken from the great libraries of Alexandria and Damascus. Nag Hammadi manuscript...