Re: [ANE-2] Re: Book review of the Talpiot tomb- a must read
- Not only do we read that this early source, Paul, evinces the existence of Jesus in his letters, we also read that he was an eyewitness of the existence of James, Jesus' brother, as well as Peter and others who spent years with Jesus.
Whether Paul, as a younger contemporary of Jesus, had ever seen Jesus in Jerusalem is not discussed, but about three years after Jesus' death, he is found in the city in the company of Jesus' brother and other eyewitnesses of the figure.
Another pre-70 written source of his, Galatians, ca. A.D. 50, says that less than 20 years before (ca. A.D. 35), the writer visited with Jesus' brother James and spent over two weeks with Peter in Jerusalem. He goes on to write letters presenting traditions he was handed, as well as his interpretations of the significance of this historical figure.
J. Phillip Arnold, Ph.D.
The Reunion Institute
- My review: http://www.bookreviews.org/pdf/4277_4249.pdf
Niels Peter Lemche
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Sendt: 5. juli 2007 00:12
Emne: [ANE-2] Re: life after death stuff
Alan Segal's "Life After Death" deals with all the issues that have been
discussed in this thread of another name. If someone has already
mentioned Segal I apologize for repeating it- but if his work has been
mentioned list folk really should give it a read.
> I would like to find clear ancient references to a spiritual resurrection, and am not convinced that the Pauline writings are sufficiently clearly in support of a spiritual resurrection.--
Jim West, ThD
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