Daily Archives: April 21, 2017

“The Form of God”: Philo and Paul

Originally posted on Larry Hurtado's Blog:
An interesting passage in Philo of Alexandria, Embassy to Gaius (110-14) casts possible light on Paul’s reference to Christ as “being in the form of God/a god” (ἐν μορφῇ θεοῦ ὑπάρχων; Philippians 2:6).[1]…

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Church Write-Up: Easter 2017

I went to two church services on Easter Sunday.  The first was the 8:30 am traditional service at a Missouri Synod Lutheran church.  The second was a United Methodist church service. Here are some of my thoughts: A.  I was … Continue reading

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Gerd Theissen on the Pre-Markan Passion Narrative

Originally posted on The Jesus Memoirs:
Gerd Theissen defends the existence of a Passion source in chapter 4 “A Major Narrative Unit (the Passion Story) and the Jerusalem Community in the Years 40-50 CE” in The Gospels in Context (London & New York: T&T Clark, 1992),…

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