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by Ken Olson
Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The parable of the talents or pounds/minas.
Replies: 37
Views: 31307

Re: The parable of the talents or pounds/minas.

Ben, It was a long post, and I admit I may have missed something in your argument, but I'll try to follow you: There are only 3 slaves, not 10. No slave is given another slave's money on the principle of Mark 4.25, and no protest that the first slave already has money interrupts anything. No Archela...
by Ken Olson
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The parable of the talents or pounds/minas.
Replies: 37
Views: 31307

Re: The parable of the talents or pounds/minas.

Ben, I think you and Tenorikuma may have missed an important piece of evidence in Goodacre's case, arguably the most important. (Your post was a bit long--I apologize if you did discuss this and I missed it). The account lacks cohesion: the man in Luke actually has ten cities now, so a pound extra i...
by Ken Olson
Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Ehrman's Adoptionist Theory and Christ Mythicism
Replies: 132
Views: 53521

Re: Ehrman's Adoptionist Theory and Christ Mythicism

Giuseppe asked: Ken, can I know your present opinions about historicity ? Ok, first let me say that the question I asked was genuinely a question and that I'm curious about what people in this forum think on the issue. It wasn't a set-up for me to launch my own pet theory. Not that I'm above doing t...
by Ken Olson
Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Ehrman's Adoptionist Theory and Christ Mythicism
Replies: 132
Views: 53521

Ehrman's Adoptionist Theory and Christ Mythicism

I imagine many board members are familiar with Bart Ehrman's theory that incarnational christology developed out of an earlier exaltation christology, either from Ehrman's book How Jesus Became God , or from his recent debate on the subject with Michael Bird: gg4Tc1j4Qwo (skip ahead to 34:00 for Ehr...
by Ken Olson
Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Request for source materials.
Replies: 2
Views: 2255

Re: Request for source materials.

Migne, PL 26 has the Latin text of Jerome's Commentary on Galatians starting on col. 307. It's old, but in the public domain.

There's a link to the Google books page from which you can download a scan in PDF here:

http://classicsindex.wikispaces.com/migne_PL

Best,

Ken
by Ken Olson
Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:39 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Markan priority: an "assured result of modern criticism"?
Replies: 77
Views: 23876

Re: Markan priority: an "assured result of modern criticism"

Harold Riley’s claim from Bernard Orchard & Harold Riley’s The Order of the Synoptics: Why Three Synoptic Gospels? (1987) quoted in the OP has probably been adequately answered already by my post and Ben Smith’s. At the risk of beating a dead horse, I’d like to propose a simplified hypothetical mode...
by Ken Olson
Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Markan priority: an "assured result of modern criticism"?
Replies: 77
Views: 23876

Re: Markan priority: an "assured result of modern criticism"

There is one outstanding fact that emerges here: at every point where Matthew ceases to follow Mark's order, whether for a shorter or longer period, Luke continues in it; and wherever Luke ceases to follow Mark's order, Matthew in turn continues in it. There is surely an inescapable conclusion to b...
by Ken Olson
Fri May 15, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Origen 1, Scholars 0
Replies: 56
Views: 34680

Re: Origen 1, Scholars 0

Back on May 11, Peter Kirby wrote: Remember, from the other thread, that this is in accordance with a tradition that James was entering the temple during the Jewish revolt. Which is not at all the same thing as saying that the destruction of Jerusalem was because of the death of James. Not least bec...
by Ken Olson
Thu May 14, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Marginal Notes, Interpolations, & Parallels in Josephus
Replies: 15
Views: 10327

Re: Marginal Notes, Interpolations, & Parallels in Josephus

Orosius may have inferred that Josephus made such a statement from Eusebius Ecclesiastical History 2.18 & 19, which he would probably have known in Rufinus' Latin translation. Eusebius makes the statement about the expulsion in between material ascribed to Philo and material ascribed to Josephus. Or...
by Ken Olson
Mon May 11, 2015 3:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Origen 1, Scholars 0
Replies: 56
Views: 34680

Re: Origen 1, Scholars 0

There is also the theory advocated by Sabrina Inowlocki of the University of Lausanne that Origen is paraphrasing a genuine passage from Josephus that has been expunged from the manuscripts, "Did Josephus Ascribe the Fall of Jerusalem to the Murder of James, the brother of Jesus?" Revue de Etudes Ju...