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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: 294
Views: 126950

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: 3996

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: 3996

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: 44400

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: 3816

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: 6408

Re: Question for Secret Alias about Ishu.

Those concise summaries are great. Thanks!
by Ulan
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evolution and the Gospels
Replies: 93
Views: 44400

Re: Evolution and the Gospels

You and I may agree that Mark 16:8 was the source of Matthew 28:8 and the Greek text shows to what extent Matthew used Mark's text. In some formal sense we could say that Matthew 28:8 incorporates Mark 16:8. But I doubt that a reader or hearer of the 2nd century would agree with us. It is not only ...
by Ulan
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evolution and the Gospels
Replies: 93
Views: 44400

Re: Evolution and the Gospels

@Secret Alias: The symmetry is certainly embellished. I don't think gMatthew had anything to do with heretics. Those claims were just added to not single out the actual target(s) too much. The situation with gMark is a bit more complicated. There is still the possibility that it was the text of some...
by Ulan
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evolution and the Gospels
Replies: 93
Views: 44400

Re: Evolution and the Gospels

94% is nearly the complete gMark. It gets even clearer when you look at what gMatthew left out, like the one parable in Mark that nobody seems to know of what it is supposed to mean, including Matthew it looks like. Matthew also left out (A) the exorcism of the Capernaum demoniac and (B) the healin...