[Marxism] Good Friday Quiz

John johnedmundson at paradise.net.nz
Sun Apr 12 20:56:31 MDT 2009


On Sun, 2009-04-12 at 17:04 -0400, Shane Mage wrote:
> On Apr 10, 2009, at 6:33 PM, Shane Mage wrote:
> 
> There were disappointingly few responses, but at least correct answers  
> were suggested for the first three questions.
> 
> > Today much of the world is commemorating a day some 1,979 years ago
> > when the Romans were intending to crucify a Jewish prisoner but the
> > Jewish masses demanded his release.
> >
> > Four questions:
> >
> > (1) Who was BarAbbas?
> >
> A notorious rebel against Rome, imprisoned for insurrection (*)
> 
> > (2) What was his first name?
> >
> Jesus (**)
> 
> > (3) What was the meaning of his last name?
> >
> Son (Bar) of the Father (Abbas)(***)
> 
> > (4) What happened to him?
> 
> 
> Jesus, Son of the Father, was crucified and his bones were placed in  
> an ossuary in the family tomb. (****)
> 
> 
> 
> (*)Matthew 27:15,  Mark 15:6
> (**) Matthew 27:16, fn.
> (***) The father of Jesus, a Jewish recruit into the Roman legions  
> named (according to his tombstone)Tiberius Julius Abdes Pantera, was  
> transferred with his legion to the region of Trier in the Rhineland

And about 1800 years later, Karl Marx was born in that same town ...
Cheers,
John





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