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by Ken Olson
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: “Did Jesus Exist?” On the New Testament Review
Replies: 49
Views: 23561

Re: “Did Jesus Exist?” On the New Testament Review

First, do "the brethren" in 3 John fit into this category for you of "brothers" who are on church business? 3 John [1.]1-15: 1 The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth. 2 Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers. 3 For I was ...
by Ken Olson
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: “Did Jesus Exist?” On the New Testament Review
Replies: 49
Views: 23561

Re: “Did Jesus Exist?” On the New Testament Review

I don't agree with them on Gal. 1.19. I think there is a reasonably good argument to be made for the brothers of the Lord being a group of Christian leaders distinct from the apostles, but who are not Jesus' siblings. Also, I don't think the understanding that it means “male siblings of Jesus” is a...
by Ken Olson
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: “Did Jesus Exist?” On the New Testament Review
Replies: 49
Views: 23561

Re: “Did Jesus Exist?” On the New Testament Review

I agree on Galatians 4.4. I think when Paul says Jesus was “born of a woman” in all probability he means Jesus existed as a human being on earth as human beings tend to. I have a little niggle with the expression 'born of a woman' - somehow it just seems demeaning to woman. Who would go around sayi...
by Ken Olson
Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: “Did Jesus Exist?” On the New Testament Review
Replies: 49
Views: 23561

Re: “Did Jesus Exist?” On the New Testament Review

Ian and Laura are friends, but that doesn't mean I agree with them on everything, though we agree on quite a bit. (Ian and I are in pretty solid agreement on source critical issues. And, of course, there are lots of things the two of them disagree on, but their disagreements are not the point of the...
by Ken Olson
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: “Did Jesus Exist?” On the New Testament Review
Replies: 49
Views: 23561

“Did Jesus Exist?” On the New Testament Review

Ian Mills and Laura Robinson, doctoral students in New Testament at Duke University, address the question “Did Jesus Exist?” in the New Testament Review, now on YouTube. (Spoiler: They think he did).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNZDLacqugo
by Ken Olson
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Are there any survivors in the apocalypse of John?
Replies: 33
Views: 11896

Re: Are there any survivors in the apocalypse of John?

Ben,

NRSV. Right, it’s ἄνθρωπος, so if you know of ἄνθρωπος being used for immortals, this wouldn’t be decisive. Who would these people be then? Previously dead people who have already been resurrected?

Best,

Ken
by Ken Olson
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Are there any survivors in the apocalypse of John?
Replies: 33
Views: 11896

Re: Are there any survivors in the apocalypse of John?

Very interesting question Ben. What do you make if Rev. 21.3-4: 3 “See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them; 4 he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no mo...
by Ken Olson
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Lee Strobel "The Case for Christ" on New Testament Review podcast
Replies: 8
Views: 10595

Re: Lee Strobel "The Case for Christ" on New Testament Review podcast

Lee Strobel has now responded to the ‘blatantly unfair and grossly deceptive attack’ Ian Mills and Laura Robinson made against his book, The Case for Christ, on the New Testament Review podcast back in April. https://leestrobel.com/reply?fbclid=IwAR2PjN69Mbu7cZn1rSXMjdq_wDnCaAxKKwjp_fErSiihhtWn0aDnm...
by Ken Olson
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Pharisees outside Judea?
Replies: 30
Views: 20154

Re: Pharisees outside Judea?

Thanks Stephen. Yes, I do accept the identification of the Pharisees with Ephraim and the seekers after smooth things in the Qumran corpus. I also accept the theory of Essene influence on Christianity. (Parenthetically, though, I don’t really like the word influence, as though there was a distinct C...
by Ken Olson
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus from Outer Space
Replies: 252
Views: 107071

Re: Jesus from Outer Space

Jesus from Outer Space: The Movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAZ_KJfZfBQ

(I actually have used this clip several times when teaching about Johannine Christology).