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by Ken Olson
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who came up with "James the Just"?
Replies: 1
Views: 2835

Re: Who came up with "James the Just"?

mlinnsen,

I have a theory on when and why James came to be called the Just that I posted on the list some time back:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1540&p=35384

Best,

Ken
by Ken Olson
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Papias and oral tradition.
Replies: 20
Views: 8780

Re: Papias and oral tradition.

Mark 3.19, "and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him," or "handed him over," is one of those little notes that look like it was meant for someone who already knows that Jesus was betrayed or handed over. Additionally, I think the apostolic list in Mark 3.16-19 is tacked on at this point in the gos...
by Ken Olson
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:45 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Papias and oral tradition.
Replies: 20
Views: 8780

Re: Papias and oral tradition.

There was a story of Judas before our canonical version of Mark , of that I am certain. But your view of Mark and mine are very different right from the start. Ben, What makes the existence of a pre-Markan Judas story certain (or extremely probable)? (Apologies if you covered that earlier in this t...
by Ken Olson
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: TF as reconstructed by Robert Eisler & John P Meier
Replies: 4
Views: 5501

Re: TF as reconstructed by Robert Eisler & John P Meier

Thanks, David. I've occasionally seen discussions of the Testimonium on Reddit, but I don't follow it closely, so they're usually closed long before I see them. I think I commented on on once, on the difference between my theory that Eusebius composed the Testimonium and Carrier's theory that it was...
by Ken Olson
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: TF as reconstructed by Robert Eisler & John P Meier
Replies: 4
Views: 5501

Re: TF as reconstructed by Robert Eisler & John P Meier

Thanks, David. When you've posted your Reddit post, would you link to it here? I'd be interested in seeing it.

Best,

Ken
by Ken Olson
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A sample of (one of) my issue(s) with the synoptic problem.
Replies: 56
Views: 26136

Re: A sample of (one of) my issue(s) with the synoptic problem.

mlinssen wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:52 pm
I think that what you just bolded was meant for you to respond to, Bernard. If not meant to mean you
Indeed.
by Ken Olson
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A sample of (one of) my issue(s) with the synoptic problem.
Replies: 56
Views: 26136

Re: A sample of (one of) my issue(s) with the synoptic problem.

to Kunigunde Kreuzerin, Mary ‘bore a son’ ( έτεκεν υίόν , Mt. 1.25; Lk. 2.7). OK, but is it enough to say "Luke" copied the phrase from gMatthew? "Luke" used the phrase at the birth of Jesus but "Matthew" put it well before that. [snipped] Magi and shepherds close the scene by returning whence they...
by Ken Olson
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A sample of (one of) my issue(s) with the synoptic problem.
Replies: 56
Views: 26136

Re: A sample of (one of) my issue(s) with the synoptic problem.

Probably not superior, but, at least equal. Sticking to just the Parable of the Mustard Seed again, I see two problems with your claim: First, we don't assume lost sources on the basis that they provide equally good explanations as sources we actually have. They have to be better. (Hypothetical sou...
by Ken Olson
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A sample of (one of) my issue(s) with the synoptic problem.
Replies: 56
Views: 26136

Re: A sample of (one of) my issue(s) with the synoptic problem.

to Ken Olson, What makes your theory better than mine? With my theory, I don't have to contend with the huge differences between L and M material (including within the nativity and reappearances stories). However if "Luke" had (complete) gMatthew, these huge differences need to be explained. Theref...
by Ken Olson
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A sample of (one of) my issue(s) with the synoptic problem.
Replies: 56
Views: 26136

Re: A sample of (one of) my issue(s) with the synoptic problem.

If we have gMark-->Q-->GLuke & GMatthew, with Q author making changes from GMark, that would explain and solve the problem. For more about my definition of Q, consult: http://earlywritings.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7280&p=113705&hilit=the+most+popular#p113705 There are any number of ways that t...