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by DCHindley
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: All Dead Sea Scrolls at the Museum of the Bible are Forgeries
Replies: 8
Views: 3690

Re: All Dead Sea Scrolls at the Museum of the Bible are Forgeries

Hi Stephen, You are still involved in the library/publication end of your institution's operations, I believe. What you bring up is very important, and the profile seems to be correct. For the perpetrator, though, what social factors do you think most affected the person's motivation? The Liberal Ar...
by DCHindley
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: All Dead Sea Scrolls at the Museum of the Bible are Forgeries
Replies: 8
Views: 3690

Re: All Dead Sea Scrolls at the Museum of the Bible are Forgeries

I know it's crazy. And because all things bring me back to Secret Mark it's funny how different these are from that text. Scholars aren't very creative. These forgery have little in the way of imagination. Of course Secret Mark 'could be' a forgery. Like it's possible that I am a bot. But these kin...
by DCHindley
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: All Dead Sea Scrolls at the Museum of the Bible are Forgeries
Replies: 8
Views: 3690

Re: All Dead Sea Scrolls at the Museum of the Bible are Forgeries

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/2020/03/museum-of-the-bible-dead-sea-scrolls-forgeries/ I wonder who are creating these things? Considering the fact that they know Hebrew, which among the general forgery community is probably in the minority, it sounds like Jews/a Jew out to make a bundl...
by DCHindley
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The mystery of the mark of the Beast, 666/616, is solved and it proves I am right about Hadrian
Replies: 39
Views: 20843

Re: The mystery of the mark of the Beast, 666/616, is solved and it proves I am right about Hadrian

[Irenaeus was] Second, at best, at least on the standard chronologies of the various Christian texts. Justin Martyr summarizes chapter 20 of the Revelation, attributing it by name to "John, one of the apostles of Christ," in Dialogue 81.4. Oops! Correct as always. Justin, Dialogue, 81.4 (ANF vol 1)...
by DCHindley
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The mystery of the mark of the Beast, 666/616, is solved and it proves I am right about Hadrian
Replies: 39
Views: 20843

Re: The mystery of the mark of the Beast, 666/616, is solved and it proves I am right about Hadrian

.... my opinion is that Irenaeus was just making wild guesses as to the word that should be associated with "666." Since he is the first early Christian author to cite Revelation (IIRC),and even he was unsure what it symbolized, this suggests that by the time Polycarp was publishing his collections...
by DCHindley
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The mystery of the mark of the Beast, 666/616, is solved and it proves I am right about Hadrian
Replies: 39
Views: 20843

Re: The mystery of the mark of the Beast, 666/616, is solved and it proves I am right about Hadrian

I'm at lunch at work and have no resourced available here, but my opinion is that Irenaeus was just making wild guesses as to the word that should be associated with "666." Since he is the first early Christian author to cite Revelation (IIRC),and even he was unsure what it symbolized, this suggests...
by DCHindley
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The name that is above every name
Replies: 12
Views: 9873

Re: The name that is above every name

I'll be honest, I was just skimming through it and thought that Charlesworth himself was saying that. As I said I don't really care when it was written. Second century or fifth century. That's not a concern for me. We have evidence elsewhere that Metatron and Yahoel was already thought of as the se...
by DCHindley
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Herod the Great as an Intermediary Between Judea and Rome
Replies: 5
Views: 5377

Re: Herod the Great as an Intermediary Between Judea and Rome

Here is a clear(er) picture of Hasmonean family intrigues and the relationships with Roman factions: Hasmonean family genealogy - 140–135 BC Simon Maccabeus - 134 (110)–104 BC John Hyrcanus I - 104–103 BC Aristobulus I - 103–76 BC Alexander Jannaeus - 76–67 BC Salome Alexandra - 67–66 BC Hyrcanus II...
by DCHindley
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Herod the Great as an Intermediary Between Judea and Rome
Replies: 5
Views: 5377

Re: Herod the Great as an Intermediary Between Judea and Rome

It's interesting that Herod should be portrayed so differently in the NT. It is a bit of a mystery to me too. In the past couple years I have been exploring the possibility that the anti-Herod polemic in the Gospels was partly derived from Herod vs Hasmonean rivalries. Why might it have been associ...
by DCHindley
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The name that is above every name
Replies: 12
Views: 9873

Re: The name that is above every name

This really doesn't add anything, and Charlesworth seems to argue the fifth and sixth century date out of guess work. (His language says as much). Joseph, When you say "Charlesworth seems to argue for a fifth and sixth century date out of guesswork," where are you finding this? Maybe guess work was...