Monthly Archives: September 2017

Murphy-O’Connor-back-and-forth with Corinth

I wrote extensively about 1 Corinthians in 2013 when I read through John Hurd’s now-out-of-print The Origins of 1 Corinthians.  See here. Now  I have come to  the portion of Jerome Murphy-O’Connor’s Paul: a Critical Life where he dealt with … Continue reading

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Murphy-O’Connor-Colossians: authentic and early

In Paul: a Critical Life, Jerome Murphy-O’Connor defended the authenticity of Colossians and set its time during the Ephesian imprisonment in the summer of 53. Paul wrote Colossians and sent it at the same time as the note to Philemon. … Continue reading

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Murphy-O’Connor-jail time in Ephesus

For readers of Acts there are three imprisonments of Paul, a brief one at Philippi before the earthquake, a two year imprisonment awaiting trial in Caesarea, and another two- year imprisonment in Rome after he appealed his case to Caesar. … Continue reading

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Murphy-O’Connor-the Galatian conflict and response

I am going slow because i do not want to mischaracterize Murphy-O’Connor. I am in awe of the amount of material he covered in Paul: a Critical Life. He included long, fascinating discussions about the places where Paul founded churches. … Continue reading

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Murphy-O’Connor-turning point

Jerome Murphy-O’Connor, in his Paul: A Critical Life, put the Jerusalem Conference and the confrontation with Peter (Galatians 1 and 2) at a turning point in Paul’s ministry.  Before this Paul had operated under the auspices of Jerusalem and Antioch. … Continue reading

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Seals with names from ancient Jerusalem

Here is a link to an article that appeared in yesterday’s Jerusalem Post. It says that archeologists have found a collection of ancient seals in Jerusalem. Those with the names of scribes on them come from the period between the … Continue reading

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Murphy-O’Connor- Thessalonians

If I get too detailed with the portion of Jerome Murphy-O’Connor’s Paul: A Critical Life that deals with each of the epistles, I am going to get bogged down. So let me just list some facts about the first letters … Continue reading

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