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Re: Ted's Hypothesis

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  • Mike Grondin
    ... But they weren t. Aside from the fact that no one at all witnessed the resurrection (i.e., the body rising from the slab), only Peter gets the first
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 25, 2006
      --- Brian Trafford wrote:
      > the status of Peter, John and James is such that
      > Paul refers to them as "pillars" of the church,
      > and excepting 1st Corinthians sees no reason to
      > elaborate on why they enjoyed such an exalted status
      > (namely, that they were the first witnesses to the
      > Resurrection).

      But they weren't. Aside from the fact that no one at
      all witnessed the resurrection (i.e., the body rising
      from the slab), only Peter gets the first appearance
      in Paul's list. John is in the second group (the Twelve)
      and James doesn't get an appearance until after the 500.
      So while an appearance-claim may well have been sine
      qua non for a leadership position, that alone doesn't
      account for the pillar-status of John and James, either
      in fact or in Paul's mind.

      Mike Grondin
      Mt. Clemens
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