Re: [XTalk] Render to God: Biblical Justice and Imperial Tribute
- As to Mark currying favor with Rome, I'm not sure whether having a Roman
centurion acclaim Jesus as son of god would have much impressed those who
had begun to see, if not Augustus, at least his successors, in such terms;
see Evans, Craig A., "Mark's Incipit and the Pirene Calender Inscription:
From Jewish Gospel to Greco-Roman Gospel," Journal of Greco-Roman
Christianity and Judaism 1 (2000): 67-81.
In my book I've argued the same basic line as Ernest.
On 3/10/05 12:45 AM, "Ernest Pennells" <pennells@...> wrote:
> [Ron Price]
>> The portrait of Jesus befriending tax collectors, along with the editorial
> context of the "Render to Caesar" saying, were surely both part of Mark's
> systematic attempt to curry favour with Rome. Thus it seems to me that they
> can be explained quite easily without invoking the priesthood, corrupt or
> Portraying the temple regime as "wicked vintners" is more than a subtle
> hint, Ron. It is the culmination of a major synoptic theme critical of the
> priestly purity code and associated fiscal practices. I see that stance and
> the tax theme as culminating in the Synoptic temple sequence.
> Where you see currying favour with Rome, I see selective targeting of the
> priestly hierarchy.
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- Hi Ernie,
On Oct 25, 2005, at 10:29 AM, Ernest Pennells wrote:
> [Gordon Raynal]
>> If this afternoon someone digging around Capernaum finds a box with
> diary ... even then ...<
> A fair sample of "extreme" within a forum of historical enquiry :-}
I entirely accept your smile. I don't mind being called radical cuz
I'm from that hippie generation:)! But just for some brief fun back:
A.) If one assesses the fundamental nature of a piece of literature to
be fictional, then there's nothing "radical" about reading it as
B.) There's nothing radical about a historical methodology that seeks
more sources than just the internal writings of a group about it's hero
figure to be able to judge the historicity of stories told:)!
But hey, I'm happy to be "radical;)!"