By Darrell D. Hannah
This e-book engages the present debate over "angelomorphic Christology." the writer indicates that mare than one kind of angel or angelomorphic Christology was once present in early Christianity and that Michael traditions particularly supplied a conceptual framework during which Christ's heavenly value was once understood.
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Both sages, as R. Abbahu observes, opposed inappropriate speech on the Sabbath. Their argument is about the nature of the Sabbath itself. 27 The critique of Jewish Sabbath observance found in pseudo-Ignatius and other Christian authors suggests that these Christians knew Jews who observed the Sabbath in the manner endorsed by R. Haggai and the Babylonian Talmud: the Sabbath is for eating and drinking. Rejoicing in dancing and clapping Pseudo-Ignatius says that the Jews rejoice in dancing and clapping on the Sabbath.
V This analysis is obviously congenial to those who argued in the 1990s for restricting Pharisaic missionizing to fellow Jews, trying to convince them to adopt a Pharisaic life of the law. Its importance from my perspective is somewhat different. Confronted by the current tendency to “profound historical agnosticism,” I contend that the passages can teach us something about the historical Pharisees. It is not merely that Luke wrapped himself in the mantle of a professional historian and claimed to set out the facts of Jesus’ life accurately and in order (Luke 1:3).
VI To conclude, this paper is a case study of the application of the “double filter” method. It helps recognize the ways in which the Pharisees worked to achieve the place they did. How successful these attempts were remains open. T. Jull (et. 11–19. T. 94–112. 115. 28 Albert I. 49 Debate on just how influential the Pharisees were continues (Ed Sanders50 vs. Roland Deines-Martin Hengel51). Nevertheless, however that scholarly disagreement be resolved, the means employed by the Pharisees can now be identified and understood in greater detail.