posted on Oct, 2 2014 @ 09:11 AM
a reply to: johndeere2020
Very strange! I had a deja vu when I clicked on your thread and laughed my socks off at the end of your post. I really felt like I had read your post
before here. Are you sure this was not posted before about a year ago? If not then you have tripped yourself out and me, also.
It is quite interesting to reflect on this mention of Peter being described as naked in this account. The fact that he actually puts a garment on to
jump into the water is not very logical to say the least is it?
There are other passages in the NT, too, where disciples are described as being naked. Remember the disciple who ran away naked into the night when
wrestling free of the clutches of those coming to arrest them, leaving his garment behind?
There is, of course, a possible explanation here that it reflects some heavy Greek influence getting mixed up in the gospel stories and the sources
may in part be from some gnostic group in places. There was a widespread gentile (Greek) gnostic practice of homosexuality among some pseudo
Christians. I have read certain gnostic gospel accounts that show homosexual behaviour being ascribed to the disciples. Very crazy stuff, but those
stories are as old as the true Gospels. This is true, you can find this stuff by reading up on gnostic texts.
I haver a twinge of instinct that there is some Greek influence here. No Jew would uncover completely in the presence of other men being on a lake
surrounded by villages of people where there are many fishermen on the water. That would not be proper Orthodox Hebrew behaviour. However, in Greek
terms it would have been quite normal; we know the Greek's celebration of nudity by the fact that the Olympian athletes used to perform their sports
Honestly, I can think of no other logical explanation that a Hebrew spiritual disciple would fish totally naked in front of his brothers; not possible
for those times.
Both the OT and NT have so many layers and cultural influences spread over the huge timeline when these texts were evolved to become what we know as
The Holy Bible today.
I am a Christian by the way, but just being honest here.
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