1. pp. 387-92
2. pp 392-95
3. pp. 395-99
Today I finish the section in which Allison conjectures what we would infer about Jesus' death if all we had were Paul's writings, pp. 399-403.
5. In a couple pages, Allison considers what 1 Thess. 2:14-16 might mean when it speaks of the "Jews" killing Jesus. Allison I think rightly argues that this is a little hyperbolic. If Jewish magistrates handed Jesus over to Roman authorities, that would satisfy Paul's comment.
6. Would "Judeans" be a better translation than "Jews" here in 1 Thess. 2? Again, I am very sympathetic to Allison's "yes" answer.
7.1 Cor. 11:23 speaks of Jesus being "handed over" or "arrested" late at night.
8. Passages like Gal. 1:4; 2:20; and Phil. 2:8 seem to imply that Jesus did not resist his arrest.
9. A very significant observation is that 1 Cor. 11:23-25 indicates that Jesus foresaw his coming death.
10. Finally in this section, statements such as we find in 1 Cor. 15:4 and Rom. 6:4 indicate that Jesus was buried. Occasionally, someone like Crossan will suggest that Jesus' body might have been left in a dump as food for scavengers. Nope, doesn't seem likely given Paul's sense of things.