posted on Jun, 22 2018 @ 09:50 PM
a reply to: CynConcepts
'Personally, in reading the scriptures, it does indeed seem that Jesus was evolving within in his lifetime. Where his focus in the beginning was upon
wayward Jews, butthrough his travels he discovered his message needed to be more inclusive. He discovered the Gentiles were not less, simply ignorant
of the laws as he understood them. Thus in the end he was inclusive.'
The 4 Greek canonical 'council-approved' Gospels were not written in anything like an exact chronological historical kind of order--the earliest one
('according to 'Mark' whoever he was) begins with his baptism 'for the remission of sins' and ends with his execution for armed sedition (with some
late MSS adding bits after by other writers), it is true, and most follow the pattern of 'Galilean Ministry' followed by a 'Judaean Ministry' which
culminates with his crucifixion; but nothing else can be known about his order of utterances (even the Sermon on the Mount in 'Matthew' is an
artificial literary construct linking together disparate sayings (linked by 'catch-words') spoken over perhaps a five to seven year period or more (if
you compare the sayings in the Matthew Sermon with their parallel occurrences in e.g. 'Luke' you can see at once that the individual 'logoi' (sayings)
were originally spoken at various disparate times and places and to different audiences, etc.
Long story short, we cannot therefore posit a 'growing tolerance' on the part of'Jesus' viz. a viz. gentiles; his Lukan sending out of the 70 seems to
have been a plan (possibly interrupted by his untimely and wholly unexpected demise) to 'ingather the Elect of the Lost Sheep of Qol-Yisroel who were
scattered among the goyim' which was (according to trito-Isaiah chapters 56-66) one of the so-called Duties of the Meshia'q (Messiah) in The Last
The latter approach seems to have been on the disciples' minds as they travelled abroad to carry on preaching to 'the Elect of the Lost Sheep of the
House of Yisro'el scattered amongst the Gentiles (e.g. Rome, Sefard, Corinth, Alexandria, Athens etc) after their leader's execution specifically to
Messianically-minded synagogues abroad in Asia Minor preaching the 'good news of the coming Kingdom of David'--which was later morphed to a more
gentile-friendly/goyim-inclusive tone as witnessed by the dissemination of the Pauline corpus of letters after the First Failed Jewish War against
Rome (c. 66-72 CE) when 90% of the Judaean population was wiped out, along with most of his brother's Nazorean kashrut-eating, circumcising yahadim
around the Levant...
edit on 22-6-2018 by Sigismundus because: (no reason given)