Thursday, December 14, 2006

random quote - crucifixion

a crucified messiah, son of GOD or GOD must have seemed a contradiction in terms to anyone, jew, greek, roman, or barbarian, asked to believe such a claim, and it will certainly have been thought offensive and foolish.

--martin hengel, crucifixion, p. 10.

i particularly like it when hengel demonstrates that "madness" or "amentia" may be a better modern translation of "?????" (folly) than the kjv translation "folly."

[Listening to: 'Til I Met You - The Swift - The Swift (3:52)]


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