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Re: [GTh] Re: Gospel of Judas

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  • Jack Kilmon
    ... From: smithandp To: Sent: Monday, May 01, 2006 3:53 PM Subject: [GTh] Re: Gospel of Judas ... That is,
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "smithandp" <smithand44@...>
      To: <gthomas@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, May 01, 2006 3:53 PM
      Subject: [GTh] Re: Gospel of Judas


      > --- In gthomas@yahoogroups.com, "Jack Kilmon" <jkilmon@...> wrote:
      > The response from Jesus is very
      >> Semitic. The opening "Happy/Fortunate (makarios in Greek; Tubino in
      >> Aramaic) is vintage Jesus. The reference to Isa 6:9 as have been
      > "written
      >> of me" also has precedence in the Yeshuine corpus. My conclusion falls
      >> between Ehlers and others who believe in the total
      > historicity....that the
      >> letter FROM Abgar is a reconstruction and the response from Jesus is
      >> genuine.
      >>
      >> Shlomo
      >>
      >> Jack
      >
      > Surely Jesus wasn't the only person to speak a Semitic language.
      > Assuming that you're correct Semitic syntax in the Greek indicates
      > that it was translated from a Semitic language, why would this
      > indicate anything more than the letter being forged in Syria?
      >
      > Best Wishes
      >
      > Andrew Smith


      That is, of course, one of the possibilities but I would expect the forger
      to lace the letter with Christological ornamentation as in the letter FROM
      Abgar.

      Jack
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