Summary Highlights of the Newly Reconstructed Third Gospel (GMarc, 80s CE)

Again, as a courtesy to readers, I distill down the highlights from my findings about the Gospel of Marcion (GMarc), the third major Gospel compilation created and popularized in the Jesus tradition. Building on the initial 135 page elaboration of my ten Socratic assumptions and five theses about the Gospel of Marcion, followed by 225 pages of proofs of my five scientifically testable hypotheses, I am continuing to reconstruct the text of GMarc and Qn (the First Gospel) carefully each day.

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The First Great Parable in the Jesus Tradition: Dives and Lazarus

Luke 16.19-31 is attested word for word in Greek in the Adamantius Dialogue, a key source to reconstruct the Gospel of Marcion. This passage thus offers one of the best occasions to see how a maximalist reconstruction of Qn (50-65) as transmitted through Early Luke / Gospel of Marcion (80s) sizes up against Late Luke (117-138) and prior reconstructions of GMarc. My new scientifically useful, critical edition of GMarc, not based on the faulty and unscientific assumption that Late/Canonical Luke was its source, is restoring numerous readings to a higher level of confidence, eleven altogether by my count in this passage alone, which I have surrounded with asterisks.

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The Transfiguration was in Qn!

The groundbreaking discoveries just keep coming. My signals triangulation analysis proves definitively the briefer version of the Transfiguration found in GMarc actually comes from Qn. Not only that, given the lack of a baptism narrative in Qn and its description of Mary Magdalene as the one who first anoints Jesus as the Messiah, the Transfiguration in Qn has a crucial, unique significance. The Transfiguration is THE FIRST TIME in Qn that Jesus is recognized publicly as the Messiah, all atop a mountain and accompanied with a heavenly portent and declaration of his Davidic sonship in keeping with Ps 2.

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Summary Highlights of the Newly Discovered First Gospel (Qn, 50-65)

Thought it would be a nice courtesy to readers to distill down some of the highlights from Qn, the very First Gospel out of the Jesus movement, a text that I discovered and announced a few weeks ago and am busy proving and reconstructing each day. A partial preliminary edition and translation has now been released for public viewing. While I have called this text Qn or the Gospel of the Poor, we might also consider calling it the Gospel of the Enslaved Messiah, the Slave Gospel, the Abolitionist Gospel, or the Gospel of Liberation.

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