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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:10 PM
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How many quotes of Jesus's are there in the Bible?
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 01:22 PM by BurtWorm
I'm curious. Anyone have a total handy?


PS: Isn't it odd that this number isn't immediately known, despite there being 2,000 years of nitpicking Christian scholars around to have that fact handy? These are the same scholars who can tell you how many words and verses are in each testament. No one ever thought to count the words of Jesus?
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:12 PM
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1. More than three.
:shrug:
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:15 PM
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4. So far this is the most intelligent answer.
;-)
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leftofcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:13 PM
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2. Ones actually made by him or ones that are attributed to him by others?
Even if you counted them, how can you be sure there really was a Jesus and that he even spoke to anyone? Just askin'
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:16 PM
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7. I'm talking about the total number of quotes attributed to the character Jesus in all the Bible.
How many times does the Bible say Jesus said something and quote him.
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47of74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:14 PM
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3. Probably less than 33%
If you take the entirety of the bible I would have to guess it's probably quite a bit less than a third of the bible.
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:15 PM
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5. Google found this . . .
The New Testament has 7,959 verses, of which but 1,599 are sayings of Jesus Christ.

http://www.online-bible.org.uk /

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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:17 PM
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11. Jesus has that many lines?!
That surprises me.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:35 PM
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22. Yeah, but they didn't let him sing.
And no dance scenes, either -- even at the wedding at Cana.

Still, did they pay enough for someone with that many lines?

;-)
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:36 PM
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23. Jesus: "Blessed are the... damn, LINE PLEASE!"
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:41 PM
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25. Here's a link
http://www.jesuschristsavior.net/Beatitudes.html

You might be interested on books written by Emmett Fox in the 30's and still printed today. My favorite is, 'The Sermon on the Mount'.
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:15 PM
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37. Cheesemakers
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AlecBGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:55 PM
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40. why do the Greeks get to inherit the earth?
:shrug:
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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 06:08 PM
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39. Video of the dress rehearsal:
http://www.crackle.com/c/Mr._Deity/Mr_Deity_and_the_Dre...

"...and can you do it maybe in some kind of accent? Maybe some kind of...British accent?"
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:46 PM
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26. lol you're bad ;)
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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:15 PM
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6. Since there were no such things as recorders then probably zero.
Paraphrasing..yes
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:20 PM
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13. Some good stuff attributed to him.
I don't know what I believe but, most of quotes attributed to him are just good advice. His philosophy is easy to understand with out all the hell fire and brimstone.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:16 PM
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8. Might be quicker to count
in The Life of Brian.

I don't think blessed are the oil companies was one of them.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:16 PM
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9. 0.......
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:17 PM
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10. Don't know howmany but ,
in my King James version what Jesus said, is highlighted in red in the books of Matthew, Luke and John.

Sounds like a hippie to me. I also have 'The Book', which is the Bible in plain English.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:18 PM
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12. Does it look like 1/8 of the new testament is red?
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:21 PM
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15. I guess
He didn't talk much did he. ;)
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:23 PM
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16. More to the point, other unknown individuals are doing most of the talking.
And, of course, the quoting.
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:25 PM
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18. Got your point.
I like reading those because no one is cutting babies in half or turning people into pillars of salt.
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leftofcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:11 PM
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30. But the salt thing was such a cool trick.
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:22 PM
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32. So were the water tricks
Mosses parting the Red Sea and Jesus turning water into wine.

Wow, if I could pull off that last trick, I could save a ton of money.
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:20 PM
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14. Seriously ... no red letters in Mark?
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:24 PM
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17. Yes in Mark, too
I just skimmed through it to check. Sorry. I'm not really conversant on the Bible. Alhtough, Lord knows it wouldn't hurt.
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:27 PM
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19. I just thought it would have made an odd exception if they highlighted three out of four
I've still got an old bible laying around somewhere, but it didn't have any red letters.
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:33 PM
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21. There are several versions of the Bible
If you are or were Catholic do you remember the Epistle (sp)? I think that's what is was called. I called it the Reader's Digest condensed version of the Bible because the church took out what they didn't want one to question. Just what I thought - I was a kid.
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:09 PM
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29. I was raised in a Baptist church
(Conservative by 1970s standards, mild compared to today's fundies)

I hadn't heard of the expurgated version you mentioned, but it seems like par for the course.
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:25 PM
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33. Demoting St. Christopher
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 02:26 PM by madmax
to the minor leagues, changing eating meat on Fridays from a mortal sin to, meh.

So I started to wonder - what happened to all those who died before the Pope changed the Rulz. Did they all get a free get out of hell card and shoot up to heaven? :shrug:
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:53 PM
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35. I'm pretty sure that the status of the dead remains unchanged regardless of Papal proclamations
But I doubt that the church would agree with my reasoning. ;)
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:30 PM
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20. I consider myself a heathen
but, I try to live my life by the Golden Rule and most of the 10 commandments. The sabbath is a tough one for me because I don't go to church and a few others. Stealing, murder, coveting, false witness, adultry - I can live with them.
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:36 PM
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24. King James version
has 'Red Letter Editon' on the spine.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:51 PM
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27. I read in Bart Ehrman's book that at least one quote came from nowhere
apparently during a copying process in one of the monasteries. The story of the prostitute and the 'ye who is without sin cast the first stone' quote was not there previously and then it was. My recollection is that this happened somewhere around 1000 AD (or CE if you prefer).
Makes one wonder .....
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"For example, the story in which Mary Magdalene is about to be stoned by the crowd until Jesus intervenes and says, "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."

It's an interesting story. Later tradition identified her as Mary Magdalene, but actually the story doesn't. This is a mistake people make because in all the Jesus movies, she's Mary Magdalene. But she's an unnamed woman who gets caught in the act of adultery. So yeah, "Let the one who is without sin be the first to cast a stone at her." This entire story, a beautiful story that in some ways you could argue is the favorite story of people who read the Gospels, wasn't in the Gospels. It's only found in the Gospel of John, and it's not found in the earliest and best manuscripts of John. So scholars for hundreds of years have known that it wasn't part of John, it was a story that was added later by scribes because it's found only in our later manuscripts."
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/complete-interview-wit...
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:17 PM
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31. The pericope was certainly known by the third or fourth centuries
The currently-known-earliest-remaining-copies of the gospel do not contain it but some early copies contain the transitional text that leads to the pericope, suggesting it was removed from those copies

It's still a fine story

Whoever is without sin should cast the first stone ... And one by one, they left ... Does no one condemn thee? She said, No one ... And Jesus said, Neither do I

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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:56 PM
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28. each word, phrase or sentence - what is considered a quote?
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WheelWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:32 PM
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34. Which bible?
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:01 PM
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36. Pick up a copy of the Jefferson Bible. It's all the quotes. The answer to your question below.
The Complete Sayings and Words of Jesus
The number of words in the New Testament total 181,253. Only 36,450 of these 181,253 words (approx 20%) are the words of Jesus Christ. The New Testament has 7,959 verses, of which but 1,599 are sayings of Jesus Christ.

http://www.online-bible.org.uk/jesus/index.htm
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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 06:00 PM
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38. Depends.
There are lots of quotes attributed to Jesus, but as all of them were written at least a generation after his supposed lifetime, it's possible that he never said any of them (especially since it isn't proven that he even existed).
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:51 PM
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41. That's what makes me crazy about religion
if you don't have something called "Faith" and use logic how can one believe?

I've asked Ministers, Priests and those who proclaim loud and clear they are 'Christians' and no on can answer my questions without it sounding like a runaround? Makes no sense to me. :shrug:
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independentpiney Donating Member (966 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 09:28 AM
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42. Gospel of Thomas has 114, but it didn't make it into the bible
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-05-10 11:18 PM
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43. None of it was written when Jesus was alive.
They started writing 50 to 100 years after he died.

And there is no independent corroboration that Jesus actually lived, outside the Bible. No historical accounts. The story of Mary and Joseph traveling for the Roman census is completely made up.

Furthermore, he is exactly identical in his characteristics to Mithra, Apollo, Osiris, and many other ancient gods: Born of a virgin on December 25th, son of God, did miracles, etc. etc.

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Donald Ian Rankin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-11-10 06:25 PM
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44. Lines attributed to him, or lines he actually said?
We have no way of knowing the latter, but it may well be quite small; the number of the former almost certainly is accurately known, but not to me.
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