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by DCHindley
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Isaiah's prophecies that the Messiah will be obscure, invisible, silent, etc
Replies: 12
Views: 147

Re: Isaiah's prophecies that the Messiah will be obscure, invisible, silent, etc

It is too much evident that here "Matthew" (editor) quotes Isaiah, but the his Jesus didn't realize these prophecies (by me put in red ): Matthew 12:17-21 New International Version (NIV) 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: 18 “Here is my servant whom I have chosen, th...
by DCHindley
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: TESTAMENT OF ADAM (1st - 4th c.) Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: TESTAMENT OF ADAM (1st - 4th c.) Questions

Wow. This is impressive. What does Lxx over Jubilees mean? An alternative where one goes by the LXX instead of by Jubilees? The Lxx ages for the ancient patriarchs are much lengthier than they are in the Hebrew MT or the chronology of the book of Jubilees, which totally re-writes the Pentateuch sto...
by DCHindley
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: TESTAMENT OF ADAM (1st - 4th c.) Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: TESTAMENT OF ADAM (1st - 4th c.) Questions

It is in: The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, ed. by James H. Charlesworth (which relies on the Syriac texts) (https://books.google.com/books?id=TNdeolWctsQC&pg=PA990&lpg=PA990&dq=%22Testament+of+Adam%22+greek&source=bl&ots=sxicPdAJCX&sig=ACfU3U2Ad1pnseO5uBYD5nvvbAf-WLqntA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwijvMK...
by DCHindley
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Signs of a Purely Good God
Replies: 21
Views: 1091

Re: Signs of a Purely Good God

Hmmm, Putin looks like a Wizard, and Trump his Golem (soulless zombie) servant. Naturally I am not suggesting that this is *actually* the case, only that it *looks* that way in the picture. The Golem servant is a well known concept going back to late-medieval magical lore, and like Frankenstein is a...
by DCHindley
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Signs of a Purely Good God
Replies: 21
Views: 1091

Re: Signs of a Purely Good God

Philo said that there were two powers one of justice, the other of mercy or goodness. But where are there signs of this division in the Pentateuch? Also Marcion said there was a good god. Was Jesus the good god? Or was it his father? Since the Father is not displayed in the gospel - apparently he i...
by DCHindley
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Egyptian king/Osiris as logos.
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

Re: Egyptian king/Osiris as logos.

nightshadetwine, Equating Platonic terms with mythological figures from different cultures was something Middle Platonic scholars did. While I have heard that some have implied from this that Plato could have borrowed from the myths of earlier cultures, I also think that Plato's principals and entit...
by DCHindley
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Eastern Texts and History
Topic: Eastern Texts forum
Replies: 4
Views: 1645

Re: Eastern Texts forum

The religions that developed east of Persia, the birthplace of Zoroastrianism and today a home to Islam - the Indian religious traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism along with related traditions such as Sikhism and Bon, as well as the Chinese traditions of Confucianism and Taoism and Japane...
by DCHindley
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: where the Talmud denies the historical existence of Jesus
Replies: 6
Views: 1487

Re: where the Talmud denies the historical existence of Jesus

This isn't complicated: ישו דקרוב למלכות הוה Isu was close to the (Roman) government (kingdom). If a heavenly kingdom was meant (which the context does not seem to allow) a near parallel might be: Οὐ μακρὰν εἶ ἀπὸ τῆς βασιλείας But the gospel specifies it's the kingdom 'of God' (τοῦ Θεοῦ). The pass...
by DCHindley
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What Evidence or What Suggestions Are There that Jesus Was a Shapeshifter?
Replies: 33
Views: 4439

Re: What Evidence or What Suggestions Are There that Jesus Was a Shapeshifter?

If we were to summarize the evidence it appears to be of a two fold nature - i.e. (a) gospel passages used to support the idea that Jesus could change his shape or nature (b) evidence that secondary figures claimed to be Jesus and finally (c) Patristic evidence that Jesus was in the Pentateuch. I t...
by DCHindley
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: where the Talmud denies the historical existence of Jesus
Replies: 6
Views: 1487

Re: where the Talmud denies the historical existence of Jesus

I think you need to find out more about the word translated "place." I believe the gemera is in Aramaic, but that is beyond my knowledge level. However, with a little digging, you may find a commentary on this.

DCH