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by Michael BG
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Paul write any of 1 Corinthians 5?
Replies: 11
Views: 8171

Re: Did Paul write any of 1 Corinthians 5?

DC Hindley, you have removed references to Jesus Christ and ended up with proposed originals that are more Jewish and not Christian. However, you haven’t addressed my main point which is can the same author write such contradictory things – the community he is writing to should not judge, because th...
by Michael BG
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Paul write any of 1 Corinthians 5?
Replies: 11
Views: 8171

Did Paul write any of 1 Corinthians 5?

In 1 Corinthians Paul writes that his converts should not judge him: 1 Cor. 4:2-5 [2] Moreover it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy. [3] But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court. I do not even judge myself. [4] I am not aware of a...
by Michael BG
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Q
Replies: 9
Views: 7470

Re: Q

Does anyone present a detailed case why they think Q is based on Deuteronomy? Notice I was referring to sayings derived from Deuteronomy: MacDonald calls them Logoi of Jesus and designates than Q+ (see the diagram above^^^^). Brodie just calls then Logia , and proposes that the sayings attributed t...
by Michael BG
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Q
Replies: 9
Views: 7470

Re: Q

My POV ... was that Q was a real life collection of sagely sayings that was not based on Jesus' sayings, but one of many such works floating around the ANE. Thomas Brodie thinks they are based on Deuteronomy as, it seems does, Dennis MacDonald as outlined in his 2012 Two Shipwrecked Gospels: the Lo...
by Michael BG
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: a new 'Mythicist' commentary on Mark
Replies: 24
Views: 12279

Re: a new 'Mythicist' commentary on Mark

I noted that others had posted here that they were interested in how Beverly would respond to our discussion above, as was I. So I sent her a private message: Subject: a new 'Mythicist' commentary on Mark Hi everybody! I'd like to be so bold as invite others to take a look at my work-in-progress com...
by Michael BG
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why "THE uprising" and not "A uprising"?
Replies: 9
Views: 3796

Re: Why "THE uprising" and not "A uprising"?

G., Take a look at Jesus and the Zealots by S G F Brandon (1967). He has an extensive section on this subject. … For Brandon's own 1971 review of the controversies that followed the publication of his three related books, The Fall of Jerusalem and the Christian Church (1951), Jesus and the Zealots ...
by Michael BG
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: a new 'Mythicist' commentary on Mark
Replies: 24
Views: 12279

Re: a new 'Mythicist' commentary on Mark

I think I figured out what the Blog was talking about. A comparison was being made between Matt 28:18 (not 10) and Dan 7:14. The Great Commission is well nigh universally recognized as an allusion to Daniel 7.13-14: In the back of my memory there was something linking Mt 28:18f to something in the ...
by Michael BG
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: a new 'Mythicist' commentary on Mark
Replies: 24
Views: 12279

Re: a new 'Mythicist' commentary on Mark

In “Introduction: part 1 ...” I like your section on Mt 28:18 and 2 Chron. 36:23 as you quoted both and put the Greek words you are comparing in brackets. However, you don’t continue to do this. This kind of multi language comparison is a tedious and drawn-out process (I know, I am in the process o...
by Michael BG
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: a new 'Mythicist' commentary on Mark
Replies: 24
Views: 12279

Re: a new 'Mythicist' commentary on Mark

I don’t know what level of critic you are looking for. I don’t know what level of knowledge you assume from your intended audience. I am going to assume that you are writing for a general audience who don’t know New Testament Greek and don’t want to have find a copy of the Septuagint in both Greek a...
by Michael BG
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Folly of 'Jewish Christianity' Theories
Replies: 115
Views: 36208

Re: The Folly of 'Jewish Christianity' Theories

I have I hope pointed out that both the Similitudes of Enoch and 4 Ezra are Jewish works and are unlikely to have been influenced by Christianity . My conclusion is that in the first century CE within Jewish thought there was the idea of the Son of Man as a heavenly apocalyptic figure and Jesus was...