Paul and Jesus?
|1.||Paul quite specifically says that the good news as he preached it has the story of Jesus at its heart; specifically he says that he passed on traditions of Jesus' death and resurrection to the Corinthians.|
|2.||He says that he also 'received' them, which arguably takes us right back to the time of his conversion in the early 30s.|
|3.||'Receiving' and 'passing on' are probably technical terms such as were used by the Jewish rabbis to refer to the systematic teaching and learning of traditions.|
So Paul gave great importance in his preaching of the gospel to the death and resurrection of Jesus, which is, of course, exactly what Matthew, Mark, Luke and John do in their accounts of Jesus.
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Publication information: Book title: Paul and Jesus: The True Story. Contributors: David Wenham - Author. Publisher: William B. Eerdmans. Place of publication: Grand Rapids, MI. Publication year: 2002. Page number: 143.
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