Re: Jesus' titles and Roman political decrees
- Gordon Raynal wrote (#15536):
> [...] Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I don'tI realize this thread has raveled in another direction (which I've
> remember anyone entertaining that Jesus thought
> of himself as the high priest (as in the way he's
> spoken about in Hebrews). [...]
followed), and I acknowledge I'm only a privileged layman lurker on this
list, but if I may, I'd recommend Margaret Barker. It is one of her central
theses, running as a consistent thread through her eight books* spanning
three decades, that a Hist J had a self-conception as Great High Priest in
the ancient tradition of the first temple (and that Xianity was a
survival/revival of the first temple cult). See most recently: *The Great
High Priest: The Temple Roots of Christian Liturgy*, T&T Clark Ltd, 2003,
ISBN 0 567 08942 8 (paper), 423pp. http://tinyurl.com/2e2hu
(I'm not equipped to critique or defend Barker, just saw something I could
Portland, Oregon, USA
*Books by Margaret Barker:
1) The Older Testament (1987)
2) The Lost Prophet (1988)
3) The Gate of Heaven (1991)
4) The Great Angel (1992)
5) On Earth as It Is in Heaven (1995)
6) The Risen Lord (1996)
7) The Revelation of Jesus Christ (2000)
8) The Great High Priest (2003)
- In addition to the work of Margaret Barker mentioned by Mike
McLafferty, see also Crispin H. T. Fletcher-Louis, "Jesus and the
High Priest" at http://www.marquette.edu/maqom/jesus.pdf (quality of
the PDF a bit poor).
Dr Mark Goodacre mailto:M.S.Goodacre@...
Graduate Institute for Theology & Religion
Dept of Theology
University of Birmingham
Elmfield House, Bristol Road tel.+44 121 414 7512
Birmingham B29 6LQ UK fax: +44 121 415 8376
- Hi Mark,
Thanks for the citation. I went to it and after the first page it's
basically unreadable on my computer. Any thoughts about this work?
>From: "Mark Goodacre" <M.S.Goodacre@...>
>In addition to the work of Margaret Barker mentioned by Mike
>McLafferty, see also Crispin H. T. Fletcher-Louis, "Jesus and the
>High Priest" at http://www.marquette.edu/maqom/jesus.pdf (quality of
>the PDF a bit poor).
- At 11:56 AM 3/31/2004 -0600, Jeffrey Gibson wrote:
>But "good news" does in the Priene inscrition about Augustus. Have a look atReviving an old thread...
>Craig Evans' article on the incipit in Mk available at:
One of the interesting things about the Jennings special last night is that
they spent some time on the extent to which Paul's language about Jesus was
political. For example, most of his "titles" were political rather than
religious (unless you count "son of man", I suppose). Tom Wright spoke to
this point, as did several others, I think.
Another interesting point re: early critical issues was that to begin with,
salvation was perhaps not as much of an issue as who you could eat with
(ref. to Galatians 2:12), according to a sound bite from Alan Segal.
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