Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Re: The Pericope de Adultera and Greek Lectionary influence

Expand Messages
  • malcolm robertson
    [Warning! This is getting off-topic. Please continue elsewhere.] Daniel,   Rage and anarchy which result in the ARBITRARY taking of life do not constitute
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 15, 2008
    • 0 Attachment
      [Warning! This is getting off-topic. Please continue elsewhere.]
       
      Daniel,
       
      Rage and anarchy which result in the ARBITRARY taking of life do not constitute LEGAL RIGHT/PRIVILEDGE nor does the argumenta ex silentia of any legal consequences from the proper legal authorities (Roman) pertaining thereunto counteract a rebuttal from your perspective re this historical reality.  Historical inaccuracies are one sure tell-tell sign that the text does not establish itself as the word of God and therfore non canonical.
       
      Malcolm
      ______________
       
      Re: The Pericope de Adultera and Greek Lectionary influence

       
      Malcomb wrote:
      << One final note, the pericope presupposes that the Jews of Jesus'
      ministry on earth had the authority to kill. This [is refuted]
      elsewhere in the Gospel narrative.>>

      There are a couple of problems with this assertion.

      1) The text specifically says that this was a setup by the Scribes
      and/or Pharisees. It should have been a lose/lose proposition for
      Jesus: if he said "stone her," he would be in trouble with the Romans
      for instigating a lynching, as alluded to in 18:31. If he said "free
      her," he would be seen as "soft on crime" and loose popular support.
      They did not, of course, forsee the third option, which made them out
      to be the losers instead. But no authority under ROMAN law to execute
      was ever claimed; only under MOSAIC law.

      2) Lynchings by stoning did in fact occur during that era, as seen by
      the examples of Stephen in Acts 7 and James in the History of
      Hegesippus.

      Daniel Buck

    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.