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by Ulan
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The exegetical origins of the feeding of the 5000 (or 4000).
Replies: 26
Views: 1051

Re: The exegetical origins of the feeding of the 5000 (or 4000).

Very nice post, Ben. The Passover connection looks convincing, and it's good to know that the Passover and military connotations are not mutually exclusive, but complement each other.
by Ulan
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Luke write the epistle of James?
Replies: 40
Views: 2101

Re: Did Luke write the epistle of James?

Acts misunderstand the conflict between Peter and Paul. Deliberately so, I think. Given they transform Paul into Peter and Peter into Paul, they try to bridge two irreconcilable positions by mincing those personalities and their views until you get a patty that is palatable for most people from bot...
by Ulan
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What Were the Moneychangers at the Temple Changing Money for?
Replies: 25
Views: 2154

Re: What Were the Moneychangers at the Temple Changing Money for?

I don't see any strong connection, other than the point that some quality of a moneychanger is invoked.
by Ulan
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What Were the Moneychangers at the Temple Changing Money for?
Replies: 25
Views: 2154

Re: What Were the Moneychangers at the Temple Changing Money for?

I know this is not going to win me any fans but 'the beginning' of the gospel narrative is necessarily Yom Kippur. So we are down to one of two choices - Yom Kippur or Passover. I think it originally took place on Yom Kippur. The Barabbas scene is also a Yom Kippur story, even though that makes Bar...
by Ulan
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid For. Confirmation 16:8 Original
Replies: 297
Views: 157668

Re: Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid For. Confirmation 16:8 Original

Why are you wasting so much time pretending to be doing textual analysis or criticism? That's your general issue in a nutshell. Your question betrays that you think "textual analysis or criticism" means inventing things out of whole cloth. Which explains most of your posts. A theory is based on exi...
by Ulan
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Herod was called the Messiah, too
Replies: 11
Views: 5373

Re: Herod was called the Messiah, too

I was referring to the disconnect that gets visible when someone is surprised that a king might be called "Christ".
by Ulan
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Herod was called the Messiah, too
Replies: 11
Views: 5373

Re: Herod was called the Messiah, too

It's not surprising that thought sprang from the mind of a Latin writer, given "Christ" was a title that didn't have any meaning beyond the religious one for them.
by Ulan
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evolution and the Gospels
Replies: 93
Views: 54641

Re: Evolution and the Gospels

Note that the early church fathers usually don't source their quotes, which leads to the often heard interpretation in your sense, i.e., that "church fathers just quoted from memory". However, that's just one possible interpretation. I think Ben made a few statistics regarding certain church father...
by Ulan
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Closing Of Errancywiki And Merger With Messianic Apologetic
Replies: 12
Views: 5194

Re: Closing Of Errancywiki And Merger With Messianic Apologetic

Hitler was a good Catholic boy, until the end. He never stopped paying his church dues. Also, membership in the SS was forbidden for non-believers. It sure is a bit contentious between historians, but I guess there's still reason to think that Hitler's hate of Jews had at least one of its roots in C...
by Ulan
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Question for Secret Alias about Ishu.
Replies: 22
Views: 8517

Re: Question for Secret Alias about Ishu.

Those concise summaries are great. Thanks!