Re: [XTalk] early evidence of Passion responsibility
- At 06:18 AM 4/2/04 -0800, you wrote:
>> But what do you make ofRikk replied
>> non-Jewish sources like Tacitus which do make Pilate solely
>Well I'm not so sure. Is he really dealing with the issue of responsibilityI submit for consideration:
>or simply explaining the origins of the movement to the Romans in Roman
>terms? I think its the latter.
perhaps Tacitus makes Pilate wholly responsible because he has his onw
agenda regarding Pilate. Or perhaps the Romans wouldn't have cared very
much "who started the fight". They would have been more interested in what
the procurator did to solve the problem. Either of these possibilites are
reasonable when it comes to why Tacitus could and would speak solely of
Pilate's actions without bothering to mention the prime cause, the Jewish
leadership and its actions.
Dr Jim West
Pastor, Petros Baptist Church
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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.