Re: [XTalk] early evidence of Passion responsibility
- Incidently, I noticed that Hegesippus, quoted by
Eusebius, H. e. ii, 23 (as cited in Ropes, Commentary
on James, and I guess that the citation is to the
History of the Church), states that the Pharisees and
scribes requested of James the Just:
"We entreat thee, restrain the people, since it has
gone astray unto Jesus, holding him to be the Christ."
Since I've already deleted the citations from the
Jewish sources, then I can't be sure, but wasn't the
charge that Jesus led Israel astray?
I would suspect that the link between the Jewish
sources and the Christian passion stories comes not
directly from the gospels but from apocryphal spinoffs
and stories that could be found in a lot of writings
of the first three or four centuries when Christianity
and Judaism were still in close contact and in some
places hardly distinguished. Recall that even in the
fourth century some Christians were still attending
the synagogue on the Sabbath.
It might be interesting to look into the Aramaic and
Syriac Christian writings, for these often give
evidence of close links to Judaism.
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- --- Rikk Watts wrote:
> (not sure I've been chattin' with Gordon .. do you mean Steve?)..No. What I was thinking of was a note I seem to recall wherein
Gordon dismissed the Jewish evidence with little explanation. That
you've chatted hardly at all with the main target of your argument I
find rather ironic - and somewhat frustrating as well. I would like
to have seen a more robust defense from Gordon than what he offered.
But you also have had several opportunities to respond to relevant
portions of Gordon's notes to others, and haven't done so.