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by MrMacSon
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Significance of the Gospel of Thomas if the Canonical Gospels are late?
Replies: 73
Views: 15845

Re: Significance of the Gospel of Thomas if the Canonical Gospels are late?

If the canonical ( or even just the synoptic gospels ) were finalised late, in conjunction with 'Marcion's Gospel' as proposed by Jason BeDuhn, Markus Vinzent, and Matthias Klinghardt (and perhaps other scholars w.r.t. Luke), might that mean extra-canonical texts such as the Gospel of Thomas could ...
by MrMacSon
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: James the Just in the gospel of Thomas.
Replies: 51
Views: 6718

Re: James the Just in the gospel of Thomas.

To add to your proposition, albeit perhaps obliquely, "that the individual so named was simply the best representative, in the mind of the rabbi proposing him, of [a] class of people ... the best surrogate for the people of Israel as a whole", I wonder, following on from other posts, comments, discu...
by MrMacSon
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul versus Thomas: who is before?
Replies: 30
Views: 1504

Re: Paul versus Thomas: who is before?

Genesis 1 is beautiful on a spiritual level, if you read the Hebrew with a fine tooth comb, detailing the genders, the plural, the exact grammatical form for Elohim - plural - and the entire incentive that breathes through the text. It is a very lovely and loving Creation story, myth folklore ficti...
by MrMacSon
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul versus Thomas: who is before?
Replies: 30
Views: 1504

Re: Paul versus Thomas: who is before?

Anyone clubbing Thomas together with any other text doesn't have more than a handful of brain cells. When I compare Thomas with the Gospel of Truth it's like comparing Genesis 1 with Romans You'd be contrasting those texts? :) Which ones LOL. Genesis 1 is beautiful on a spiritual level, if you read...
by MrMacSon
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul versus Thomas: who is before?
Replies: 30
Views: 1504

Re: Paul versus Thomas: who is before?

(I also wonder if most of the Pauline epistles are that much earlier than Mark's & the other canonical authors' gospels: I wonder if they were doctored together in later times eg. when Acts was being put together). I have always wondered: why does everyone think and claim that Paul is earlier? I th...
by MrMacSon
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul versus Thomas: who is before?
Replies: 30
Views: 1504

Re: Paul versus Thomas: who is before?

1 What are you implying here, Giuseppe? That r.g. price was referring exactly to what you're referring to? Or, are you trying to recruit or co-opt r.g. price to a...take of yours? The entire argument (resumed above) is found in R.G.Price's book, about the relation between Paul and Thomas. Cheers. V...
by MrMacSon
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul versus Thomas: who is before?
Replies: 30
Views: 1504

Re: Paul versus Thomas: who is before?

Paul considers himself to be the centre of the universe and he is more than willing to sacrifice anyone and anything, by the dozens, for his own ego and glory. Paul is the Messenger of his invisible Hero, invisible even on the background. He will make his Puppet speak, dance, twist and turn as he p...
by MrMacSon
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul versus Thomas: who is before?
Replies: 30
Views: 1504

Re: Paul versus Thomas: who is before?

Thomas 17 : Jesus said: I will give you what no eye has seen and what no ear has heard and what no hand has touched and what has not entered into the heart of man . 1 Corinthians 2:7-10: No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time bega...
by MrMacSon
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul versus Thomas: who is before?
Replies: 30
Views: 1504

Re: Paul versus Thomas: who is before?

mlinssen wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:24 pm
Anyone clubbing Thomas together with any other text doesn't have more than a handful of brain cells. When I compare Thomas with the Gospel of Truth it's like comparing Genesis 1 with Romans
You'd be contrasting those texts? :)
by MrMacSon
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul versus Thomas: who is before?
Replies: 30
Views: 1504

Re: Paul versus Thomas: who is before?

lsayre wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:15 am
Yes, there appears to be some confusion between Robert M. Price and Robert G. Price.
Is r.g. price's first name [also] Robert? (he's always presented himself as r.g., afaik)