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by GakuseiDon
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus
Replies: 46
Views: 981

Re: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus

So what's my point? Certainly, that something strange is going on here. Is there in fact something strange going on? You might be right that it is strange, but you haven't shown this yet. How many 'Jesus'es would you expect to find in Josephus, and why? In the OT there is Joshua son of Jozadak, the...
by GakuseiDon
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What does "Christ" really mean?
Replies: 16
Views: 439

Re: What does "Christ" really mean?

"Christos". I'd recommend using the blueletterbible website, which uses Strong's, and where you can see the Greek, Hebrew and English translations/transliterations. The entry for "Christ": https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=G5547&t=KJV With two exceptions: John 1.41 an...
by GakuseiDon
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What does "Christ" really mean?
Replies: 16
Views: 439

Re: What does "Christ" really mean?

"Christos". I'd recommend using the blueletterbible website, which uses Strong's, and where you can see the Greek, Hebrew and English translations/transliterations. The entry for "Christ":
https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/le ... 5547&t=KJV
by GakuseiDon
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What does "Christ" really mean?
Replies: 16
Views: 439

Re: What does "Christ" really mean?

It seems to be taken that christos means "the messiah", but is this really correct? "Christos" means "anointed". "Mashiyach" ("messiah") is the Hebrew word for "anointed". So technically it can apply to anyone who is anointed. There are several anointed people in the OT. Anointing is done by rubbin...
by GakuseiDon
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Josephus describe the Titus conquest of Jerusalem as also a spiritual conquest/ascending?
Replies: 24
Views: 787

Re: Did Josephus describe the Titus conquest of Jerusalem as also a spiritual conquest/ascending?

Still find it hard to believe a Jew wrote that. We may give up believing in God but our hatred of "the man" never goes away I think it is the opposite of giving up belief in God. I simply can't imagine any Jew of the time thinking that God was on their side in the war against the Romans, but the Je...
by GakuseiDon
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Josephus describe the Titus conquest of Jerusalem as also a spiritual conquest/ascending?
Replies: 24
Views: 787

Re: Did Josephus describe the Titus conquest of Jerusalem as also a spiritual conquest/ascending?

Secret Alias wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:58 pm
Sounds like a Christian wrote that
Actually, it looks to me like Josephus is hinting to his Roman audience that God has abandoned the Jews in favour of the Romans. If so, there is a parallel there with how Paul saw God had moved on from the Jews to embrace the Gentiles.
by GakuseiDon
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Josephus describe the Titus conquest of Jerusalem as also a spiritual conquest/ascending?
Replies: 24
Views: 787

Re: Did Josephus describe the Titus conquest of Jerusalem as also a spiritual conquest/ascending?

By conquering Jerusalem, Titus is himself "conquered" by the holy city insofar he reveals definitely himself as agent of God on earth etc. Hence Jerusalem itself becomes a "conquering" entity. The city is "deified" to pose already , in Josephian propaganda, as a celestial Jerusalem. But only insofa...
by GakuseiDon
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Vinegar on a Sponge, on a Hyssop Stick..."
Replies: 14
Views: 2202

Re: "Vinegar on a Sponge, on a Hyssop Stick..."

Charles Wilson wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:54 pm
Moving on, GakuseiDon has hit on something, I believe.
Thanks, but I don't think it is anything other than coincidence. Still, it might provide a data point for someone to use in building a case towards some view of the past. I was simply struck by the similarity.
by GakuseiDon
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Vinegar on a Sponge, on a Hyssop Stick..."
Replies: 14
Views: 2202

Re: "Vinegar on a Sponge, on a Hyssop Stick..."

This is total speculation(!) based on a coincidence, but the coincidence is there. I remember reading awhile ago about how Romans cleaned their behinds after using public toilets in ancient days. From here: https://www.sapiens.org/column/curiosities/ancient-roman-bathrooms/ A tersorium is an ingenio...
by GakuseiDon
Tue May 21, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Lenzman: Origine du Christianisme
Replies: 6
Views: 1852

Re: Lenzman: Origine du Christianisme

Thanks, Giuseppe.