Re: [John_Lit] The Davidic Christ (Was:Romans, Jews and Fairy tales)
- Hi Frank,
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From: fmmccoy <FMMCCOY@...>
Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2004 2:45 AM
Subject: Re: [John_Lit] The Davidic Christ (Was:Romans, Jews and Fairy
> However, the Jewish authorities finally decided to act only on Jesus'
> affirmation that he is the (Davidic) Christ, the true King of Israel, and,
> so, turned him over to Pilate for a Roman trial on the charge that he
> claimed to be the King of Israel.
Very interesting. When I see my post d.d. 17-01-04:
<Jesus was crucified because his opponents disliked
very much that he himself was using 'High Christology'
(Mk 14:61/62) and they also disliked very much his
'High Theology': that he declared himself to be one
with God, as all spiritual teachers and mystics have
been doing throughout the ages.>
(and for the 'High Theology' part I refer especially
to John 10:33,
" The Jews answered him, saying: For a good work
we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because
that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.")
then we seem rather close in interpretation, BUT,
taking John to be superior in historical information,
there is something more to the whole story!
A new strong statement:
The whole thing in the last stage is (was) a fake and
it was a fake from the beginning also!
PRIORITY OF JOHN:
Already after the resurrection of Lazarus (Jn 11),
it was decided that Jesus should die (means:
be eliminated or executed), please see Jn 11:53:
'Then from that day forth they (the JEWISH authorities)
took counsel together for to put him to death."
And by the way, also the very man that was raised !
( Jn 12:10: "But the chief priests consulted that they
might put Lazarus ALSO to death").
When this pretty illegal (Jewish) decision had been
made, Jesus was now a wanted man and he had
to hide himself in Efraim (all acc. to John only).
He could be arrested any moment for a very curious
charge that he had annoyed the authorities very
much by a spectacular raising-of-the dead miracle,
the last one before his own final Sign.
So this being the case according to John (highly
unintelligible for the average academic theologian
when they (the jewish authorities) finally caught Jesus,
through treason of Judas, and with the help of a roman
cohort (for sure, not in full array), they had already
misled the (lower) roman authorities ( for the first time)
probably telling them that they were in search of a kind
of a weaponed zealotic group with a very dangerous leader.
(They may have feared Jesus and his group, but that was
not according to (peaceful spiritual) reality!
So today, lets make two groups 'guilty'.
(Admitting moods of the exegete can influence his
1) The jewish authorities who had been from the beginning
of Jesus' public career been bend on killing him in various
situations, on various grounds.
2) The Romans, who had themselves first fooled,
when they gave military support to the Jewish autho-
rities in order to have Jesus arrested and turned over to
and a second time, when Pilate, in danger of loosing his own
head or position due to high pressure Jewish blackmail ('We
have no King but Caesar), illustrating who actually was blaspheming),
failed to protect an innocent Jew, who by his fellow-Jews had been
charged on fake-grounds to be a political threat to the Romans!
Not actually, a very nice fairy tale, after all!
Best wishes to all
we seem pretty close in interpretation BUT
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