Lecture M 4-6

Lecture M 4-6 - Lecture M 4/6 1 New Testament anthology of...

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Lecture M 4/6 1. New Testament anthology of several texts not published with dates 2. Paul’s letters –c.50 A.D . = earliest writings in NT wrote to different communities to different times practical letters; answering questions; not meant to be a kind of priestess? 3. Peter’s letters – c.150 A.D . = latest writings in NT 4. Gospels: 3 “synoptic” gospels: wrote by different writers for different readers addressed to and describing a group of rebels (secret society) Jesus as a supernatural warrior message: the kingdom of god is at hand; any day now we will have won. interested in biography history is in 2 pieces Synoptic gospels scholars hypothesize; both quoting from the overlap slightly none of these is by on the of the original disciples possibly 2 generations later: refer to an earlier text letter by someone name Peter (but not the original disciple) all of these texts were written in Greek; Jesus spoke arabic? Mark –near the 70 A.D. rebellion vs Rome Jesus as warrior-king who will vanquish the Romans starts with Jesus preaching Matthew – 80s A.D. ? Adds long sermons focuses Jesus as moral-religious teacher adds the geniality to the beginning/end; speech as Jesus gives additional explanation of the different parables not waiting for a revolution; accepted that the rev is over need to know how to move on Luke – c.80 A.D.? C. 100 A.D.? Adds history of Jesus’s early yrs history of Jesus’s life on earth Luke in not in Palestine presents himself as a historian "many have already undertaken…" a number of texts had already been written write an orderly account of events; so that they may know the truth John – 80s A.D.? C. 100 A.D.? Jesus as an idea (logos), eternal and divine; theology latest gosepl; written in the 2nd century not one of the synoptic gospels not interested in the life of jesus on earth intereseted a jesus as divine, as an idea--as a theology "in the beginning was the word, and the word was god. .."
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5. Acts of Apostles - Luke’s continuation of history after Jesus’s death 6. Revelations (Apocalypse) 7. Earliest extant manuscript of NT = 3 rd c. A.D.in GREEK in the West in Greek in the East were reading the Bible in Latin Greek is the language we are dealing with in this text bible put together as an anthology after a dispersal of the central temple??? 8. Greek words: 9. -“christ” (annointed) = “messiah” in Hebrew 10. -“evangel” (good news) = “gospel” in Old English 11. Jerome’s Latin translation, “the Vulgate,” 4 th c. => standard text for the Roman (western) Catholic church 12. apocryphal (vs canonical) texts 13. At least 17 other gospels, including: Gospel of Thomas (sayings of Jesus as a teacher, no ref. to miracles or resurrection) Gospel of Mary (authority of a woman)[in your readings] Mary Magdalene: several ideas
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