Thursday, June 21, 2012

Marcionite 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Here is my analysis of the famous passage 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 to reveal the underlying Marcionite Original, and then a discussion of how I reached that opinion from the sources. This is a bit of  a teaser for the release of my complete reconstruction of 1 & 2 Corinthians in Marcionite form.

1 Corinthians 15:1-3 – ὃ καὶ παρέλαβον and – κατὰ τὰς γραφάς {A}
      15:4b-10 – κατὰ τὰς γραφάςοὐκ ἐγὼ δὲ ἀλλὰ ἡ χάρις τοῦ θεοῦ  σὺν ἐμοί

The traditions of 15:4(b)-10 were placed by the Catholic redactor to lessen Paul’s role, and to harmonize to Acts (Jesus appearing to Peter in 15:5, the elevation of James and the Apostles in 15:7, Saul/Paul persecuting the “Church of God” in verse 15:9, et al). The most that could remain forms a simple coherent statement