Jul 26, 1996 09:56 AM
by Dr. A.M.Bain
In message <9607260155.AA23584@toto.csustan.edu>, Jerry Hejka-Ekins
>Regarding whether or not Jesus lived one century sooner, I never
>meant to infer that the passage in 1Tm proves or disproves this
>to be so. My argument is that the passage does not necessarily
>put the historical Jesus as a contemporary of Pilate because:
>1. of its late date of writing. Remember, The Jesus/Pilate story
>already evolved by 90 A.D.
As an aside, Pilate is commemmorated as a saint in the Coptic Church,
and possibly in some other branches of Eastern Christendom. This may be
based upon an apocryphal document called "The Martyrdom of Pilate,"
which I have (very long, very boring, full of superlatives). On the
historicity angle, it is interesting that Eastern Orthodox icons always
depict the nativity of Jesus in a cave, not a stable.
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