Friday, January 03, 2014

The Historical Jesus and the Problem of Hermeneutics

My doktorvater, Colin Brown, makes a great statement in The Handbook for the Study of the Historical Jesus (4 vols.; Leiden: Brill, 2010), 2:1435:
The question of the historical Jesus is not just a question of material evidence. It is a hermeneutical question. It may even be said that Jesus was executed over a question of hermeneutics. The hermeneutical question was one that divided Jesus’ contemporaries, and divides people today. 


Susan Moore said...

Have you ever wondered what it must have been like for Jesus to wake up as a wailing human infant and realize that He was God? I wonder exactly when that realization occurred? Was changing water into wine the first time He acted on what He knew in His heart was true? The historical Jesus...

Unknown said...

The changing of water to wine was done via a trick jug created by Heron of Alexandria. We still have the plans for this trek jug.

Please see the book "King Jesus" or "Jesus, King of Edessa".