Paul's Undisputed Letters
1st corinthians some could come early for the communal meal
converts from the lower classes
wealthy could arrive early identifies a lost letter publicly humiliated 2nd corinthians Pau
Matthew -+written in greek +80-85 ce +anonymous author +authorship later attributed to the tax collector metionred in Matt 9:9 +greek speaking christian from outside of palenstine +synoptic gospel +1st canonical gospel +tied for 2nd chronologically g
New testament notes
v.13-jesus in wilderness
v.14-kingdom of god
1.32:secrec motif dev.
2.1-12-first of 5 controversy naratives
4-begins to spea
The synoptic gospels= matthew, mark, and luke. They are referred to as such because they share
many of the same stories, often verbatim and often in the same sequence. The term synoptic
means seeing together or the same lens and is derived from Greek (syn
Place: Antioch, Syria
Audience: Jewish Christians, Gentile Christians
Structure: Matthew uses 90% Mark. Maintains Marks sequences but adds 5 blocks of material
1)sermon on Mount (5-7) Ten Miracles(8-9)
Luke: creater interpolation (addition) aka travel narrative includes some of the famous parables
of Christianity. The following only appear in Lukan Gospel:
Good samaritan (10:29-37)
Mary and Martha (10:38-42)
Parable of the lost coin (
Notes for quiz (NT)
Religio-Political-religion and politics are combined.
New Testament (including #texts)- sacred texts that is a narration of nation that constructs
identity/ the second half of the bible that starts the Christianity movement.
The gospel according to Mark: Secret Messiah who conceals as much as he reveals
Date: 68-70 C.E.
Author: anonymous(yet church tradition attributes gospel to mark, peters companion)
Place: Rome? Syria? Palestine?
Community: gentile Christians (?) internal
1. The Cannon of the New Testament
What is the New Testament? a. A Collection of 27 Books about the Rise and Spread of Christianity
i. Gospels: The Beginning of Christianity
1. Matthew 2. Mark 3. Luke
Social and Economic Apsects
a multi-lingual world 4 languages
religiois services jewish schools
common language of most jews used in some scared lit jesus's language
greek / koine greek
3-27-08 (receive midterm grade, low battery)
paul did work night and day amongst the thesolonians
scholars believe he worked full time night and day using his business as a point of contact proclaiming the christ, preached while on the j
3-24-08: After Midterm
Writings of the apostle paul had roman citizenship, was born a roman citizen, parents bought citizenship not universally recognized in his own day
encountered the risen christ along the c
made the setting for the world of jesus will be in (context)
721 bce / norther kingdom of palenstine was overthrown by the assyrians 587-586 bce / southern kingdom/judah was conquered by babylonia Alexander the Great 323 bce
Historical Jesus/"Christ of Faith"
biased history because accounts from people of faith, even differences in the gospels What Would Be Good For Truthful History
1) independent sources preferred for truthful history, no collusion,
2-14-08: Film, From Jesus To Christ
Earliest Christians best source available of Jesus born of the roman empire decree from Caesar Augustus: entire world should be taxed Caesar Augustus, son of a god born in judea in Palestine Hered
"literary genre" according to.mark, matthew, luke, john literary-historical method redaction criticism
editor sources involved in writing/literary process of writing
gospel of thomas, p
Introduction to the New Testament The Gospel of Matthew 1.1.1 Papius of Hieropolis 22.214.171.124 "Matthew composed the sayings (ta logia) in the Hebrew language. and each translated them as best as he could." (Eusebius, Ecclesiastic History 3.
The Apocalyptic Interpretation of History in the Gospel of Mark A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 B Canonical order: Matt Mark Luke John Acts 21 Separate Letters The Apocalypse Question: Mark's Jesus is a strange and mysterious hero; why?
The quest for the historical Jesus
(4) non-Christian sources:
Pliny the youngers letter in 112c.e
The roman historian, Suetonius 114 c.e.
The roman historian, Tactius 115 c.e.
Josephus, the Jewish historian, 90 c.e.
Gospel of Thoma