Was Jesus illiterate?
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23-07-2013, 03:21 PM
RE: Was Jesus illiterate?
(23-07-2013 02:03 PM)PleaseJesus Wrote:  Jesus was unmarried in the day because He was engaged--to His bride, the church. The Last Supper has elements of a typical ancient betrothal ceremony.

Also, Jesus wasn't merely knowledgeable re: scripture. He confounded theological arguments/disputes that had persisted in His culture for over a century by quoting scripture and making profound pronouncements. He was brilliant.

Paul reads as a skillful writer whether you study him in Greek or English. The other apostles, less so--this makes sense since Paul had some classical training under his belt.

There was no church in existence. Synagogues.......um, yes. Churches.....no. The bride symbolized by the church thing came later when the church elders were trying to cobble together all the elements of churchiness.

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23-07-2013, 03:33 PM
RE: Was Jesus illiterate?
Reality aside, there was that one scripture where he read from the scrolls, which would seem to indicate an ability to read. So, as far as the Bible is concerned, no, he was not illiterate. That is, if the Bible is to be believed.
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23-07-2013, 04:57 PM
RE: Was Jesus illiterate?
(23-07-2013 02:03 PM)PleaseJesus Wrote:  Jesus was unmarried in the day because He was engaged--to His bride, the church. The Last Supper has elements of a typical ancient betrothal ceremony.

Also, Jesus wasn't merely knowledgeable re: scripture. He confounded theological arguments/disputes that had persisted in His culture for over a century by quoting scripture and making profound pronouncements. He was brilliant.

Paul reads as a skillful writer whether you study him in Greek or English. The other apostles, less so--this makes sense since Paul had some classical training under his belt.

1. There was no such thing as a "church" when Jebus was alive.
Every time you copy/paste in that pre-digested infantile fundie crap, from fundie web sites, you lose a little more credibility, (although you have pretty much reached the low asymptote).
2. You forgot to mention what arguments they were, when they started, how you know that, and how he "confounded" them. More crap from the fundie sites. How is it real scholars never talk about that ?
3. There is no way that Galilean peasant fishermen went from fishing one year to traveling around the Mediterranean traveling, preaching or writing anything at any time later. Get real.

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23-07-2013, 10:17 PM
RE: Was Jesus illiterate?
Quote:That is, if the Bible is to be believed.

And that answers that question!
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