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by DCHindley
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?
Replies: 314
Views: 5106

Re: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?

You are correct that there is a Greek verb λεύω in the L&S lexicon defined as meaning "to stone," probably from the root word λεύς (a stone). I am not disputing that at all, but I was wondering aloud if this was actually supposed to be λυθησόμενους (future passive participle of λύω = "to be done aw...
by DCHindley
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?
Replies: 314
Views: 5106

Re: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?

My original idea was that this somewhat nitpicky story that "James wasn't killed this time" was based on the urge to make all the different stories about James that we know true, which cannot be if you take all of them literally. Plus, I brought this up again as DCH is obviously not the first to su...
by DCHindley
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?
Replies: 314
Views: 5106

Re: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?

I'm kind of thinking that λεύω alone to mean "to stone" is made up Nein, nein, nein, nein, nein! You were so close. :( Ja, ja, ja, ja, ja! You are correct that there is a Greek verb λεύω in the L&S lexicon defined as meaning "to stone," probably from the root word λεύς (a stone). I am not disputing...
by DCHindley
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?
Replies: 314
Views: 5106

Re: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?

For a moment I was beginning to question my senses (that's a new thing for me, maybe not for others) as I had previously posted that παρέδωκε λευσθησομένους (paredoke leusthesomenos) meant something like "hand over for disposition." But when I re-read the passage right at the end of Ant 20:200, for ...
by DCHindley
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?
Replies: 314
Views: 5106

Re: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?

Have these Rabbinic sources been brought up? [Bab. Kethuboth 30a-b http://www.come-and-hear.com/kethuboth/kethuboth_30.html (a) Did not R. Joseph say, and R. Hiyya teach: Since the day of the destruction of the Temple, although the Sanhedrin ceased, the four forms of capital punishment have not ceas...
by DCHindley
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is “Ephphatha!” addressed to heaven or to deaf?
Replies: 8
Views: 94

Re: Is “Ephphatha!” addressed to heaven or to deaf?

I have programmed my garage door to open upon the pronunciation of the magic word "ephphatha." The thieves in Ali Baba's tale used "Open Sesame" for their cave opening rocks. Unless, of course, like in Popeye cartoons, the real pronunciation was "Open! Says Me!" But there is no credible reason to be...
by DCHindley
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Raphael Haim Golb
Replies: 35
Views: 828

Re: Raphael Haim Golb

I don't remember the posts on the forums being salacious at all, granted it was about 15 years ago. I remember a bit of confusion "where did that fellow come from?". "Who is that masked man?". Of course, even back then moderators had tools to do things like putting new posters on moderation, that p...
by DCHindley
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: more on probably-fake scrolls
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: more on probably-fake scrolls

But notice that these forgeries are perfectly ordinary. Nothing new or outlandish. Just a money making enterprise. Whoever produces them do seem to have a good handle on writing ancient Hebrew, no grammatical mistakes or new controversial variants, etc., which suggests someone with an academic or a...
by DCHindley
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Raphael Haim Golb
Replies: 35
Views: 828

Re: Raphael Haim Golb

I don't remember the posts on the forums being salacious at all, granted it was about 15 years ago. I remember a bit of confusion "where did that fellow come from?". "Who is that masked man?". Of course, even back then moderators had tools to do things like putting new posters on moderation, that p...
by DCHindley
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Raphael Haim Golb
Replies: 35
Views: 828

Re: Raphael Haim Golb

DCH, you use "salacious" a lot. That pertains, afaik, to sexual type of vulgar content. Is that how you are using it here? Yeah, from what I remember the posts would make lewd comments about various people, maybe use course language, in imitation of a person of low moral caliber (more of a caricatu...