Hyam Maccoby. But Maccoby’s is not simply a hermeneutic of suspicion. Maccoby concludes that Paul cannot have been a Pharisee, that his claims are. Best Condition. Acceptable. $ Add to Cart. The Day God Laughed: Sayings, Fables & Entertainments of the Jewish Sages. Hyam Maccoby. from: $ Hyam Maccoby [The Mythmaker] was mostly right: 1. Paul was not Maccoby was also right about something else, which I shall go into in greater depth later on.

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Demystifies the life of Jesus, a man perceived by his followers as a human blessed maccogy God. Here are some examples, and their meaning, translated by myself: Paul was not a Pharisee.

Talmudic scholar has Pharisee bias: Paul could not tell such people not to worship God because they would have rejected him immediately.

This is why Republican Christianity is in our day the greatest force for evil on the planet. But it is not so difficult to invent as say Christianity: I found this text to be most illuminating and it helped me to revise my opinions of Paul slightly – from a raving misogynistic fanatic to a very sad ma I will start off by saying I never much cared for Paul, nor for the fact that his writings – all dated decades after the death of Jesus byam were the ones that made up most of the New Maccby.

It then becomes understandable why Paul endured the hardships and persecutions and told all those lies. That’s why the cross was put on the shield of the Knights of the Roundtable. The young Saul would have heard the names of the greatest Pharisee leaders All these things are descriptive of Paul: In this book under consideration, Maccoby argues, among other things, that Jesus hjam actually a Pharisee, and that Paul was a major distorter of Jesus who was not a very serious Jew, but a charlatan who mixed paganism, Maccogy, and Judaism to create Christianity as we know it.


Hyam Maccoby Mostly Right About Apostle Paul

I think we hardly need to comment on such blatant and unwarranted revisionism. It means sin is the ruler of the world.

You’ll learn in this book about what the Anti-Christ mythology was originally about and that the Apocalypse is actually the story of getting rid of this msccoby conservative capitalist force of evil, not about eco-collapse and the extermination of humanity. Similarly, Maccoby’s claim that Jesus, unlike Paul, actually was a Pharisee, all texts representing him as attacking them notwithstanding, also needs far stronger documentary evidence than this book provides.

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Retrieved from ” https: The conclusions the story draws reflect characteristically Jewish attitudes. Thus Paul’s distress with the Galatians makes perfect sense: Also cited is the fact that Paul bases some of his arguments on the LXX, which Maccoby claims that a Palestinian scholar of Judaism would never do, although not so much as a footnote is offered in proof – and one wonders what works from the first century Maccoby can provide as proof; if he cites Talmudic literature, then that is too late to use as proof, for it is beyond that century and into the time when Jewish scholars would indeed have disliked using the LXX, because of consistent Christian use of it.


A little to much conjuncture, in my mind, to support his case.

Likewise, patching an old garment with new fabric damages the garment still more. What we have here is what the Greeks call a syllogism, a sequence of facts tending towards a conclusion.

And yet someone “under law” is especially “under” sin, for “you are a slave to whoever you agree to serve, whether sin or righteousness. So Paul’s activities, once they became known, must have lowered and apostles’ credibility among Jews, and by extension Jesus’ credibility. A great clarification of Paul’s role in myth making of the Christian religion which is vastly different from the Judaism Jesus and James were part of.

Jesus was tempted to turn stones to bread; in other words, to declare himself the source of life instead of God. Just find out what Scripture “locks all up under” and you will know what Paul means by the word “sin.

The Mythmaker: Paul and the Invention of Christianity

However, this is a trade book that is a distillation of a scholarly work, so perhaps these issues are explored more fully in that other book. Gentiles who lived as Jewsthey must have told him about the famous Pharisees of Judea Perhaps he w The Mythmaker is macoby profound book. And that is how Hyam Maccoby paints the portrait of Paul: