Re: Jesus poisoned
- At 09:20 AM 1/1/99 -0800, you wrote:
>>Except that Y'shua didn't say that handling snakes and drinking poison
>>nonsense. Probably a 3rd century North African named Ariston.
> Mark 16:17 says: "These are
>the signs that will be associated with believers: . . . they will pick up
>snakes in their hands, and be unharmed should they drink deadly poison."
>Assuming the authenticity of these texts, ...
Assuming the authenticity? Please--- there is absolutely no early
manuscript evidence for these texts at all. There is simply no way this
saying is attributable to Jesus or even the early church. It is simply a
very late scribal addition. This is why text criticism is an essential tool
for historical Jesus work.
Jim West, ThD
Quartz Hill School of Theology
- Happy New Year All, I always figure that talk of snake handling and
drinking of poison was symbolic. Kind of Steering clear of the Serpent and
the poison of Temptation, you know the message behind the message.
>God, Please Help Me to Remember That I am Unique;
Everyone Else. Light Everlasting, Y'All......kc
> From: Jack Kilmon <jkilmon@...>date
> To: joe baxter <joseph@...>
> Cc: Ian Hutchesson <mc2499@...>; crosstalk@...
> Subject: Re: Jesus poisoned
> Date: Friday, January 01, 1999 5:53 AM
> joe baxter wrote:
> > I have just been thrown off another
> > >list for complaining about a naff series of posts fantasizing over the
> > >of birth of Jesus.his
> > I must give you credit for being able to drink the poison.
> > So you must be able to understand the instructions that Iesu gave as
> > mark: you shall be immune to poison!
> Except that Y'shua didn't say that handling snakes and drinking poison
> nonsense. Probably a 3rd century North African named Ariston.
> taybutheh d'maran yeshua masheecha am kulkon
> Jack Kilmon