An inquiry for you scholars and philosophers -

Jesus and Paul both existed in a context greatly influenced by both Greek and Jewish philosophy. I'm curious if anyone has pointers or sources to which philosophers or philosophies can be seen in Jesus' or Paul's teachings (which certainly vary in many ways).

I'm interested for people to weigh in!


@danielkeyes137 This is an amazing thread!
When Jesus says, "For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink"
(John 6:55, NIV), he is using the Platonic word for real. In English, I've seen this translated as "Form" or "Ideal."
So Jesus at least used Plato's terminology, although I think he is far too Jewish a thinker and teacher to be called a Platonist.

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