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by Bernard Muller
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Deconstructed Letters of Paulos
Replies: 48
Views: 8843

Re: Deconstructed Letters of Paulos

to Jax, Thanks for you taking the trouble to study my post. What follows is further explanations or where to find them. 2 Cor 1:1-2 and 2 Cor 13:11-14 seem to be to have been fabricated when the epistle was combined from three letters. Apparently, none of the intro and conclusion from the three lett...
by Bernard Muller
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Deconstructed Letters of Paulos
Replies: 48
Views: 8843

Re: Deconstructed Letters of Paulos

From http://historical-jesus.info/appp.html >> The Corinthians letters "... the letters we call 1 and 2 Corinthians formed part of a larger collection that originally consisted of several letters... We are left with the impression that the extant letters reflect an editing and combining of writings,...
by Bernard Muller
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Those stupid disciples!
Replies: 52
Views: 6132

Re: Those stupid disciples!

"Mark" made the disciples look stupid, or Jesus issuing gag orders to them, because they never observed (or heard) anything divine or extraordinary things which would support the Christian faith. All that divine and supernatural stuff was "Mark" doing in his gospel. The disciples never had any reaso...
by Bernard Muller
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why "Egypt" is "where also their Lord was crucified"
Replies: 22
Views: 6653

Re: Why "Egypt" is "where also their Lord was crucified"

to Ben,
I notice you did not answer my question: did you read my page on Revelation?

Cordially, Bernard
by Bernard Muller
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why "Egypt" is "where also their Lord was crucified"
Replies: 22
Views: 6653

Re: Why "Egypt" is "where also their Lord was crucified"

to Ben, I agree completely. No exception was made. I said I doubted this chapter was by the same hand as the others. Are you saying there were some strictly Jewish interpolations on a text initially written by a Jewish Christian? However, earlier Jewish texts being Christianized were fairly common, ...
by Bernard Muller
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why "Egypt" is "where also their Lord was crucified"
Replies: 22
Views: 6653

Re: Why "Egypt" is "where also their Lord was crucified"

Emphasis are mine. Revelation 11.8: 8 And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which mystically is called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified. While Rome can certainly be described as a great city (and actually is elsewhere in Revelation) , it would not be out ...
by Bernard Muller
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why "Egypt" is "where also their Lord was crucified"
Replies: 22
Views: 6653

Re: Why "Egypt" is "where also their Lord was crucified"

As I exposed on another thread long ago: I take verse 11:8 is part of the Jewish Revelation written soon after the events of 70 CE. That version was fairly coherent but the Christian interpolations, added around 90-95, messed up the whole thing but nevertheless formed the canonical version. That fin...
by Bernard Muller
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The date of 2 Thessalonians.
Replies: 116
Views: 40959

Re: The date of 2 Thessalonians.

the day of the Lord ... will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes, and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God. May...
by Bernard Muller
Fri May 10, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Marcion and Acts (for Andrew Criddle).
Replies: 14
Views: 3141

Re: Marcion and Acts (for Andrew Criddle).

Because it appears to use Josephus' Antiquities Despite some appearances, the author of Like did not know Josephus' Antiquities. If "Luke" had 'Antiquities' when writing the gospel, most of the historical mistakes (and different spellings) would have been avoided: http://historical-jesus.info/appa....
by Bernard Muller
Thu May 09, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Marcion and Acts (for Andrew Criddle).
Replies: 14
Views: 3141

Re: Marcion and Acts (for Andrew Criddle).

Specific verses in Acts might well be Anti-Marcionite.
What specific verses in Acts would be Anti-Marcionite?

Cordially, Bernard