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gail

What do you think of the translation, Jonathan?

Jake

"It's not like He put His name on it so Peter wouldn't keep borrowing it to mix up his shaving soap."

Of course not..Peter wore a beard.. It's that Judas you don't want to be drinking after. You don't know where those lips have been.

JWebb

I'll have to look it up later (my Greek is rusty these days), but "christou" means annointed with "goistous" having roots in medicinal/magical ointments, so it could be no more than an ancient mortar cup missing the pestle for grinding various herbs and oils to slather on the heartbreak of psoriasis.

Developing....

prairie biker

It's probably the earliest known example of a forged grail intended to be sold to tourists.

gail

It looks frankly cheesy to me.

Jake

Interestingly, the Holy Grail was said to be the cup that Jesus used during the Last Supper and was also the cup that Joseph of Arimathea used to 'collect the blood' of Jesus as he was interring him.. However, 1st century Judaic law required the dead to be buried within 3 days after passing and embalming was not one of their customs.. Washing the body..yes.. wrapping the body.. yes.. but not embalming.. So why was Jesus bleeding out enough blood to collect in a cup?

prairie biker

Ummmm, because somebody filled him full of holes?

JWebb

I thought the grail myth has J of A using the cup to collect blood from the spear wound during the crucifixion not the internment. Gail would know more about that sort of thing...

gail

During the crucifixion. JW's right. Totally nonBiblical.

Jake

Sorry.. I read that in Wiki.. it said J of A collected blood as he interred him.. That's what I get for using those Godless, secular hippies as a reference.. I should have known.. I watch the movies and everything..

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