Re: [XTalk] Judas and his betrayal, a Markan creation
- Dear Ted,
I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your father.
My condolences to you, your family and all those who loved him.
In a message dated 4/22/2006 2:10:57 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
To John McBryde,Tony Buglass, Jeff Peterson, Mike Grondin:
I apologize for the delay in replying to your responses to my thesis that
Judas and Judas' betrayal are Markan creations, particularly with respect to
the use of PARADIDWMI in the pre-Pauline tradition of the Last Supper (1
Cor. 11:23) as a refutation of my argument that Paul was not aware of the
betrayal of Judas.. I have just returned from Orlando, where, during my
stay, my 97 year-old father died. Consequently, my focus and my emotional
and physical energies turned to preparing for and officiating at his
memorial, supporting and being supported by my family in our bereavement.
I will get back to you shortly with my replies which I plan to present
collectively. The issue of what the early Christians, who formulated the
pre-Pauline Last Supper tradition, were referring to in their statement, hO
KURIOS INSOUS EN TH NUKTI hH PAREDIDETO ('the Lord Jesus in the night in
which PAREDIDETO ["he was delivered-up/handed-over," i.e. by God, " or
"betrayed," i.e., by Judas?]), is a critical issue upon which my argument
stands or falls.
Theodore J. Weeden, Sr.
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
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