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by arnoldo
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If the Testimonium Flavianum is partially genuine, then Jesus didn't exist
Replies: 93
Views: 2858

Now that I think, Paul denies that Jesus is davidic, by saying (Rom 1:3) that he is descendant of David kata sarka , "according to flesh", viz. only in the appearance , in the eyes of people. Not really davidic . Well, perhaps Paul also denies that he is from the tribe of benjamin (Roman 11:1),viz,...
by arnoldo
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If the Testimonium Flavianum is partially genuine, then Jesus didn't exist
Replies: 93
Views: 2858

Re: If the Testimonium Flavianum is partially genuine, then Jesus didn't exist

Now that I think, Paul denies that Jesus is davidic, by saying (Rom 1:3) that he is descendant of David kata sarka , "according to flesh", viz. only in the appearance , in the eyes of people. Not really davidic . Well, perhaps Paul also denies that he is from the tribe of benjamin (Roman 11:1),viz,...
by arnoldo
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: John the Baptist was buried by the his disciples, whereas Jesus was not.
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: John the Baptist was buried by the his disciples, whereas Jesus was not.

Aren't both the burial by the his own disciples and the beheading the particular signs of the relative importance of John, in terms of popularity, in comparison to an obscure Jesus? Acts 13: 24 - 25 (RSV): [24] Before his coming John had preached a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel....
by arnoldo
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Proofs That Jesus Did Not Exist
Replies: 27
Views: 11507

Re: Proofs That Jesus Did Not Exist

The original writings by Paul depicted a non-earthly Jesus
Paul did not exist
Therefore Jesus did not exist
by arnoldo
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: John the Baptist was buried by the his disciples, whereas Jesus was not.
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: John the Baptist was buried by the his disciples, whereas Jesus was not.

Was Paul's method of execution based upon Roman Law? The following dissertation may provide some food for thought. PAUL IN ROME: A CASE STUDY ON THE FORMATION AND TRANSMISSION OF TRADITIONS Pablo Alberto Molina A dissertation submitted to the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hil...
by arnoldo
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who was cursing Jesus and who was adoring the Lord Jesus without the holy spirit
Replies: 8
Views: 375

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According to Jermome Murphy O’Conner, that statement may’ve been regarding those influenced by Alexandrian philosophy in the Corinthian church. Namely, Philo of Alexandria's teaching regarding the dichotomy between earthly/spiritual bodies. Hence, an earthly Jesus wasn’t held in esteem by certain in...
by arnoldo
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Eastern Texts and History
Topic: Eastern Dialecticism in the Bible?
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Eastern Dialecticism in the Bible?

Sure, the following reminded me of the OP . In Western logic, the laws governing the opposition of incompatible propositions are unquestioned. They are self-evident because the opposite is unthinkable. Two propositions that are contrary to each other cannot both be true though both can be false. The...
by arnoldo
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Eastern Texts and History
Topic: Eastern Dialecticism in the Bible?
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Eastern Dialecticism in the Bible?

This made me think of Mortimer J Adler's book "TRUTH IN RELIGION;THE PLURALITY OF RELIGIONS AND THE UNITY OF TRUTH "
https://books.google.com/books?id=gzW3- ... rn&f=false
by arnoldo
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Proofs That Jesus Did Not Exist
Replies: 27
Views: 11507

Re: Proofs That Jesus Did Not Exist

Giuseppe wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:00 pm
If the Testimonium Flavianum is partially genuine, then Jesus didn't exist
Conversely, if the Testimonium Flavianum is totally forged, then Jesus didn't exist either.
by arnoldo
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Another argument against the Testimonium Flavianum
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Another argument against the Testimonium Flavianum

Thirty years after 44 CE is 74 CE. This is roughly the date of the Jewish War . However the TF occurs in the Antiquities written nearly twenty years later. It would be quite plausible for Josephus, writing in the early 90's, to be a little surprised that a group following a leader killed in the ear...