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Re: [John_Lit] Digest Number 895

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  • Martin Edwards
    ... reason for ... does ... This is far from rare in this and other Christian-oriented groups. A simple explanation is that Mary, the wife of Clopas, was the
    Message 1 of 44 , Jun 11, 2004
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      --- In johannine_literature@yahoogroups.com, Q Bee <artforms@n...> wrote:
      > >
      > Well, that's a stretch. Is there really any reason to think that the
      > linguistics are that far removed from normal speech? What is the
      reason for
      > obscuring the name of this woman and why is it that James is not simply
      > Jesus' brother by Mary? The argument seems to presume doctrine that
      does
      > not aligned to the gospels themselves.

      This is far from rare in this and other Christian-oriented groups. A
      simple explanation is that Mary, the wife of Clopas, was the mother of
      Jesus and all his siblings, and the mysterious, anonymous mother was
      interpolated to accommodate the developing doctrine of virginity.
      [Lights blue touch paper and retires]

      Martin Edwards BA(UEA) PGCE(Hull) RT(England and Wales).
    • Martin Edwards
      ... reason for ... does ... This is far from rare in this and other Christian-oriented groups. A simple explanation is that Mary, the wife of Clopas, was the
      Message 44 of 44 , Jun 11, 2004
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        --- In johannine_literature@yahoogroups.com, Q Bee <artforms@n...> wrote:
        > >
        > Well, that's a stretch. Is there really any reason to think that the
        > linguistics are that far removed from normal speech? What is the
        reason for
        > obscuring the name of this woman and why is it that James is not simply
        > Jesus' brother by Mary? The argument seems to presume doctrine that
        does
        > not aligned to the gospels themselves.

        This is far from rare in this and other Christian-oriented groups. A
        simple explanation is that Mary, the wife of Clopas, was the mother of
        Jesus and all his siblings, and the mysterious, anonymous mother was
        interpolated to accommodate the developing doctrine of virginity.
        [Lights blue touch paper and retires]

        Martin Edwards BA(UEA) PGCE(Hull) RT(England and Wales).
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