Re: [XTalk] The Jesus movement before the NT
- Michael Gamache wrote:
> Is it not reasonable, considering the amount of "rabble rousing" described byMichael,
> Josephus, as well as the number of people crucified (among other persecutions)
> that the person whom the character of Jesus is based upon could have not been
> a big deal at all.
In the absence of any clarification, I will take "the person whom the
character of Jesus is based upon" as a reference to the historical Jesus.
Well I suppose anything is *possible*. But I don't see your suggestion as
The label "Christ" (Messiah) has political overtones detrimental to the
message of both Paul and Mark. So why would they use it if it were not
already an established designation for Jesus? The label "Son of God" was
more meaningful to both Paul (Rom 1:3-4) and Mark (Mk 15:39).
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- This topic ran for a while back in January.
I have just seen a review of a book on Philo
which gives particular attention to Philo's
use of some passages from the haftarot which, it is
argued, match part of a later cycle of such readings.
Naomi Cohen, Philo's Scriptures ... (Brill 2007) is
the book, and a very interesting and detailed review
of it by Tzvee Zahavy is in Review of Rabbinic
Judaism 15 (2012) 133-136.
David Mealand, University of Edinburgh
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