Jesus Spoke Greek. His First Martyr Was a Hellenist. What Was the Sexuality of Hellenists?

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    Jul 16, 2013 3:57 AM GMT
    I just joined Bart D. Ehrman's blog site. Working on the second edition of my book, I want to participate in some threads and learn some things I might not learn from the books of my bibliography. Etcetera...

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    The Literacy of Jesus

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    Hi. My minister said that Hypocrite is a Greek word from theater. Sepphoris had a theater during the time of Jesus.

    Jesus spoke Greek. In Did Jesus Exist, Bart Ehrman said the Nicodemus-Jesus conversation about being born again doesn’t make sense in Hebrew or Aramaic. It only works in Greek. Jesus and Nicodemus spoke Greek.

    Second, Stephen (the martyr) was a Hellenist. He died saying exactly the same thing that Jesus said to upset the Jewish authorities: Son of Man at the right hand of the Power.

    Jesus, in his lifetime, addressed the Hellenists and made a lasting impression. At least one of the 12 disciples was a Hellenist.

    We don’t have any of Jesus’ writings because his Son of Man movement got his works censored.

    Do you really think Jesus was less educated than Paul? Compare the sermons of Jesus to the sermons of Paul. Compare the arguments and rhetoric of Jesus to that of Paul. Jesus beats out Paul and Paul got beat up by more audiences than Jesus did. Jesus appeared to Paul and the power of Jesus’ message (education, intellect, mystical education) was mastery to Paul that converted Paul from persecutor of the Jesus movement to advocate of the Jesus movement.

    We have to set the stage of Jesus making an impression on the Hellenists. Hellenists must have been at the Sermon on the Mount. Who’s to say whether or not the Nazarene, Queen Helen of the Osrhoenes heard Jesus speak? Hellenists (including Stephen) must have been informed by a Greek speaking Nicodemus or by someone about Jesus’ last words before the Sanhedrin (Mark 14:62).
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    Jul 16, 2013 11:18 AM GMT
    StephenOABC saidI just joined Bart D. Ehrman's blog site. Working on the second edition of my book, I want to participate in some threads and learn some things I might not learn from the books of my bibliography. Etcetera...

    Bart kicked off a topic:

    The Literacy of Jesus

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    Hi. My minister said that Hypocrite is a Greek word from theater. Sepphoris had a theater during the time of Jesus.



    The reference being made at "My minister said that Hypocrite is a Greek word from theater" is Jesus calling the pharisees hypocrites.

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    Jul 16, 2013 11:19 AM GMT
    Another point about Jesus' literacy is his study of the Son of Man. He read all there was to read on the topic (including Enoch).

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    Jul 17, 2013 3:32 AM GMT
    Jesus' literacy and his study of the Son of Man

    Were they really teaching this in the synagogue or was Jesus independently researching and digging into this subject matter, crystallizing it for a leadership position? Apparently, he read the scriptures on this topic including Enoch. The Temple establishment definitely was not teaching the people Son of Man revolutionary theology. How did Jesus even get the many scriptural references that he had without a good library?

    The richness of the content of Jesus' body of knowledge is that of a well-read leader and one who could not only write, conduct discourse, defend himself in argument with other leaders, but one who could crystallize his body of knowledge to impress one John the Baptist, pick up some of John's disciples, lead 12 men, send out 70 more.

    Jesus was a successful public speaker. The biblical Jesus proved himself to be a master student of any Mystery School.

    Have you made a claim against Jesus and the King of Edessa exchanging written correspondence? If so, how is it that the kingdom of Edessa is known for following the teachings of Jesus? Why is it in later wars between Christians and Muslims, Edessa was highly valued as a holy city of Christianity? There is certainly more to Jesus' literacy than him moving his finger through sand.