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by DCHindley
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Theophrastus on the Jews.
Replies: 1
Views: 729

Re: Theophrastus on the Jews.

Perhaps these inaccuracies are to be expected from any anecdotal (hearsay) accounts to be heard in the ports and markets, spoken by those with little or no direct knowledge of the customs they described, much less observed. The truth of this, however, may be learnt by any one who directs his attenti...
by DCHindley
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What was "the church of God"?
Replies: 32
Views: 3547

Re: What was "the church of God"?

Around that very same 1960s era you speak of, I, on the North Coast (Lake Erie), could hear clear as a bell CKLW from Windsor Ontario, on the AM bandwith (800 Megacycles, before someone gave them cycles the honorary name Hertz). I just looked it up and they broadcast at 50,000 watts. You could pick ...
by DCHindley
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Josephus on Pandemics.
Replies: 6
Views: 3695

Re: Josephus on Pandemics.

Josephus with those of his generation, were apparently acquainted with the need to socially distance, in order to avoid an inundation of sickness from the pestilences that circulated among the population. The Roman siege of Jerusalem at the time of the 70 CE Passover feast, caught up such a large p...
by DCHindley
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Examples of the fathers mistaking secular history for sacred?
Replies: 30
Views: 8350

Re: Examples of the fathers mistaking secular history for sacred?

I don't think anyone has brought it up quite yet, but what about the belief of ecclesiastical authorities like Eusebius that Adamantius of Alexandria was the same as an Alexandrian middle Platonist of some repute by the name Origen? Do you mean the controversy surrounding Ammonius Saccas and Origen...
by DCHindley
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Examples of the fathers mistaking secular history for sacred?
Replies: 30
Views: 8350

Re: Examples of the fathers mistaking secular history for sacred?

I don't think anyone has brought it up quite yet, but what about the belief of ecclesiastical authorities like Eusebius that Adamantius of Alexandria was the same as an Alexandrian middle Platonist of some repute by the name Origen? Now I'm no philosopher, but I have read up on the matter (Dillon, e...
by DCHindley
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Christian eschatological pattern in two steps.
Replies: 21
Views: 17135

Re: A Christian eschatological pattern in two steps.

Millerites and the Seventh Day Adventists, including David Koresh, as well as Jehovah's Witnesses in general, rationalized away numerous conflicts caused by unrealized prophesy. One article I read by a Jehovah's Witness stated that the "last generation," which to the sect originally meant those ali...
by DCHindley
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Christian eschatological pattern in two steps.
Replies: 21
Views: 17135

Re: A Christian eschatological pattern in two steps.

I cannot say if it bears any relevance, but the situation described by Ellen White of forgetfulness of precise "hour" after exiting a vision is similar to the Talmud and Toledot explanation of how Jesus was initially unable to remember how to pronounce the ineffable name, which he overheard either ...
by DCHindley
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Christian eschatological pattern in two steps.
Replies: 21
Views: 17135

Re: A Christian eschatological pattern in two steps.

There is actually more to the parallel with early Christianity than merely the generational prophecy surrounding 1914 going unfulfilled: many Jehovah's Witnesses actually suffered persecution and even martyrdom in Germany during World War II, and their lifestyle has been notoriously out of step wit...
by DCHindley
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Christian eschatological pattern in two steps.
Replies: 21
Views: 17135

Re: A Christian eschatological pattern in two steps.

I cannot say if it bears any relevance, but the situation described by Ellen White of forgetfulness of precise "hour" after exiting a vision is similar to the Talmud and Toledot explanation of how Jesus was initially unable to remember how to pronounce the ineffable name, which he overheard either i...
by DCHindley
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Greek Court Ordering in John
Replies: 18
Views: 11174

Re: Greek Court Ordering in John

Charles Wilson wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:10 pm
DCHindley wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:44 pm
See, I can make sense out of nonsense as well as anybody. :cheeky:
Oh, you Neo-Kantians...
Gawrsh :notworthy: