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by Bernard Muller
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: THE GOSPEL OF THOMAS (50-140) Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: THE GOSPEL OF THOMAS (50-140) Questions

to john 2, The early Christians writers did not report on all the Christian sects. For sure, gThomas set of beliefs does not fit whatever these later "Fathers" described in the sects they wrote about. The Thomassans beliefs were, according to gThomas, a mix & match faith (with some ebionism in it) a...
by Bernard Muller
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?
Replies: 61
Views: 21728

Re: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?

to Paul the Uncertain, Three of the alternative hypotheses I am aware of (all based on "which Jesus?"): - James the brother of Jesus ben Damneus (favored by Richard Carrier), - James the brother of Jesus ben Gamaliel (not favored by Carrier, but enjoying almost identical evidentiary support as his f...
by Bernard Muller
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Replies: 59
Views: 18481

Re: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

to klewis, I have looked through the site. I would like to know how you came up with the "original text". It appears to me that you removed all of the Jesus texts from Revelation and ran with it. What did you read: http://historical-jesus.info/rjohn.html (where I explained & commented as Christian a...
by Bernard Muller
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?
Replies: 61
Views: 21728

Re: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?

to Ben, Yes you may be right, but in Origen's Against Celsus at 1.47, we have: …Now this writer [/b][Josephus] , although not believing in Jesus as the Christ, in seeking after the cause of the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the temple, whereas he ought to have said that the conspiracy aga...
by Bernard Muller
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?
Replies: 61
Views: 21728

Re: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?

to Paul the Uncertain, but are you sure you aren't thinking of the observation that in the two letters where Paul uses the phrase the brothers of the Lord, all other instances of fraternal language there are figurative? I don't follow you here. If you are asking the other instances of brother(s) in ...
by Bernard Muller
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Replies: 59
Views: 18481

Re: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

to Jax, Any testimonials? :roll: Here are some of the comments I got from my readers on my work on Daniel & Revelation (from http://historical-jesus.info/danrv.html ): * "I think the thrust of your reconstruction of both Jesus & the book of Revelation is on target" * "Your web page is very informati...
by Bernard Muller
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Replies: 59
Views: 18481

Re: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

to klevis, I can say with absolute certainty, that the book of Revelation was Christian from the start. (see http://www.revelationdrafthypothesis.info/RevelationDraftHypothesis, https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=7ajYCgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&pg=GBS.PA1 for the Google book preview, https://w...
by Bernard Muller
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?
Replies: 61
Views: 21728

Re: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?

Both Nereus and the woman in question, who are being directly addressed in your example, know who his "sister" refers to, and so there is no ambiguity for Paul to explain, OK, but if the addressees of Paul's letters knew already Jesus had true blood brothers, there would be no ambiguity either. Reg...
by Bernard Muller
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: THE GOSPEL OF THOMAS (50-140) Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: THE GOSPEL OF THOMAS (50-140) Questions

Such a long post! Anyway I made my study on gThomas (see here: http://historical-jesus.info/thomas.html). I concluded that gospel is dependent on the canonical gospels and other ones, and is basically Ebionistic. The perceived gnosticism (as obscure logions) is due to the author(s) wanting to explai...
by Bernard Muller
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?
Replies: 61
Views: 21728

Re: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?

If brother/sister is mentioned relative to someone, this brother/sister is related by blood to a human as in: Rom 16:15 "Greet Philol'ogus, Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olym'pas, and all the saints who are with them." So "brother(s) of the Lord" would mean that Lord is human (that is earthly Je...