Apr 10, 2009

¨The tribe of Christians, so named from him, are not extinct at this day¨



¨Christ laid in his tomb¨ by Gerhard Remisch, From the cloisters of Steinfeld Abbey, near Cologne.

¨Now there was about this time Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man; for he was a doer of wonderful works, a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleasure. He drew over to him both many of the Jews and many of the Gentiles. He was [the] Christ. And when Pilate, at the suggestion of the principal men amongst us, had condemned him to the cross, those that loved him at the first did not forsake him; for he appeared to them alive again the third day; as the divine prophets had foretold these and ten thousand other wonderful things concerning him. And the tribe of Christians, so named from him, are not extinct at this day.¨ —Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews - XVIII, 3:8-10, click HERE

·Thanks to Antiquities of the Jews
·Thanks to Wikipedia
·Thanks to Gerhard Remisch, active 1522-42
·Thanks to Flickr Photosharing

7 comments:

Fred Schwartz said...

Leonardo,
Nice work!

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Is this quote for real, or edited? Calling Jesus the "Christ"...

I have never heard that "Flavius" Josephus, né Levi was anything but Jewish (and a pro Philosphy, pro Roman).

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Holy Saturday, Central America

Dear Göran,

Your are so right, as usual, regarding questionable authenticity...¨Antiquities of the Jews¨ by ¨Josephus¨ are disputed as being authentic. I knew that from the side notes and then read, and reread the passage and then decided I liked it so much because it told a simple story, including ¨miracles¨, that I believe to be true and then the most important, and undisputed message, was perfect: ¨And the tribe of Christians, so named from him, are not extinct at this day.¨ It was what I had been thinking about in regard to the madness of the extremist Anglicans and is the story, reassuring, if altered and told from in very favorable Jewish light...reassuring in the face of the greed, emotional instability, bullying and ignorance we have witnessed from Akinola, Orombi, Venables, Schofield, Duncan and others...OUR ¨TRIBE¨ will continue even as ¨thievery¨ is attempted (Grace and St. Stephens in Colorado and the Virginia sage is acted out through the courst), murder via hate crime is committed, even as anti-LGBT ¨witch hunts¨ are promoted by ¨Americans¨ and underway in Africa, even though the most self-appointed Holy are liars and bigots and cruel (that´s what I really thought).

OUR TRIBE WILL CONTINUE (All of us)...thank you Göran...is the whole of the...¨Antiquities of the Jews¨ in question or just the Josephus part?

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Fred, and thank you for helping OUR TRIBE to CONTINUE in The Episcopal Church Diocese of San Joaquin...think of the brainwashing that has been done over the years and the clean, unconditional welcome that folks returning will face...there is nothing to say except WELCOME!

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

They don't question it here, as far as I have understood...

I think, because leaning heavily on Josephus and Philo as Jews (a certain prestige post WW2, you know) and honorary (Platonist)Fathers to Academia...

(Ain't I horrible ;=)

Leonardo Ricardo said...

(Ain't I horrible ;=)

No, you are admired, brilliant and beloved (besides, we need to know the difference between Pretend and Real...it´s a big deal).

Happy move, wish we were there to help.

LC and JC

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Thank you dears!