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by Peter Kirby
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Joseph and Osiris/Serapis
Replies: 31
Views: 14977

Re: Thank you, Andrew; I am well-aware of that opinion

The alleged letter of Hadrian is from one of the minor lives of the Historia Augusta and is probably entirely fictitious. Andrew Criddle Much of Historia Augusta is spurious: that is true. Because it appeared within a larger history corrupted by many forgeries, this fragment has likewise been decla...
by Peter Kirby
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Joseph and Osiris/Serapis
Replies: 31
Views: 14977

Re: Hmmm...

I am entirely new to this forum, but not the internet. Did my first post 'offend' someone (??? I cannot fathom why). My 2nd Post awaits 'moderation' ('approval'); what are the politics behind this censorship, please? Or, are ALL long posts 'moderated'? Posts with links hit an automatic "holding pen...
by Peter Kirby
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Top suspects that could have invented the historical Jesus?
Replies: 127
Views: 53138

Re: Top suspects that could have invented the historical Jesus?

MrMacSon wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:50 am
The issues with those passages goes beyond Tertullian's silence.
Thanks for this post, MrMacSon, nicely said.
by Peter Kirby
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation
Replies: 125
Views: 21634

Re: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation

Hello all, So, just for the aid of fellow scholars and laity alike, I've been working to document academic mythicist material, as well as responses to it by other academics. Though my mythicist book (work in progress) has been kindly shared here, I thought I would share the bibliography I've been d...
by Peter Kirby
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Proofs That Jesus Existed
Replies: 355
Views: 231543

Re: Proofs That Jesus Existed

Chris Hansen wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:50 am
Yeah. There is honestly a lot of stuff wrong with the argumentation.
Take a look starting at the first page of this thread. It began with parody of arguments frequently made. Most aren't serious.
by Peter Kirby
Thu May 14, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: John the Baptist was interpolated in Josephus to distinguish him from the Samaritan Prophet
Replies: 46
Views: 30877

Re: John the Baptist was interpolated in Josephus to distinguish him from the Samaritan Prophet

I see that Peter Kirby, in his long article supporting the authenticity of the Baptist passage in Josephus, has ignored completely the following criticism, that was "in the air" at least in the blogosphera of my knowledge, much time before his article. The Baptist passage is in direct contradiction...
by Peter Kirby
Mon May 04, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Outrage at the Danish Bible Society Translation
Replies: 3
Views: 3566

Re: Outrage at the Danish Bible Society Translation

Danish Bible Society quote: "The Contemporary Danish Bible 2020 is not a Bible translation authorized for use in the Danish Folk Church – it is for supplementary reading. The Danish Bible Society also publishes the authorized version in which Israel is translated traditionally as Israel." The author...
by Peter Kirby
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gospel of John a Forgery, Johannine Communities Never Existed
Replies: 52
Views: 43053

Re: Gospel of John a Forgery, Johannine Communities Never Existed

I'm just fed up with these academics treating Christianity as if it's anything but a scam. Maybe someone should define the terms and present the case. It would at least be interesting to read. Markan priority is treated as a foregone conclusion. That cripples everything else they would have to say ...
by Peter Kirby
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gospel of John a Forgery, Johannine Communities Never Existed
Replies: 52
Views: 43053

Re: Gospel of John a Forgery, Johannine Communities Never Existed

Joseph D. L. wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:55 pm
I'm just fed up with these academics treating Christianity as if it's anything but a scam.
Maybe someone should define the terms and present the case. It would at least be interesting to read.