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by Charles Wilson
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul baptizes “twelve”
Replies: 31
Views: 5424

Re: Paul baptizes “twelve”

2nd attempt. Off the radar for awhile, using a smartphone
Like the Lictor above.
If “Paul” is built around Mucianus, “12 Disciples” may be 12 Legions. See Tacitus Histories,Book 4 and Acts
by Charles Wilson
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Raschke's argument for John the Baptist Passage interpolated in Josephus
Replies: 3
Views: 2732

Re: Raschke's argument for John the Baptist Passage interpolated in Josephus

I agree generally to the Interpolation charge. simple agreement doesn't suffice. I want to know why precisely you think that the Baptist Passage is an interpolation. The Time Line and the Statements give a completely different STORY to John. As I said: I agree generally to the Interpolation charge....
by Charles Wilson
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is "blasphemy against the holy spirit" a Markan invention?
Replies: 33
Views: 29074

Re: Is "blasphemy against the holy spirit" a Markan invention?

DM -- Don't misunderstand here. You may be correct. All I am suggesting is that the Hasmoneans set up the Judaic Worship by controlling the Temple Worship Apparatus, even to the point of giving Galilean Settlements to the Mishmarot Priesthood. Their Rotations from these Settlements is not in questio...
by Charles Wilson
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Raschke's argument for John the Baptist Passage interpolated in Josephus
Replies: 3
Views: 2732

Re: Raschke's argument for John the Baptist Passage interpolated in Josephus

Note, please: I agree generally to the Interpolation charge. The problem is to figure the Story once you filter out the Interpolation: Matthew 11: 11 (Moffatt): [11] I tell you truly, no one has arisen among the sons of women who is greater than John the Baptist, and yet the least in the Realm of he...
by Charles Wilson
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What Were the Moneychangers at the Temple Changing Money for?
Replies: 25
Views: 5547

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

https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/yo ... s-finished

There's an article by Maccoby on this which I haven't found on first search but this might do...
by Charles Wilson
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is "blasphemy against the holy spirit" a Markan invention?
Replies: 33
Views: 29074

Re: Is "blasphemy against the holy spirit" a Markan invention?

CW i think peasant Jews with a folk understanding of spirituality would absolutely be aware that there is a holy spirit this is a hallmark of indigenous and rural peoples to believe in this kind of spiritual reality as is seen to this day i struggle to see why people seek the origins of Christianit...
by Charles Wilson
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is "blasphemy against the holy spirit" a Markan invention?
Replies: 33
Views: 29074

Re: Is "blasphemy against the holy spirit" a Markan invention?

Stefan Kristensen -- I enjoy your reasoning on this. It makes sense in an Apologetix (R) kinda' way. The Christian must find a way of incorporating the HS into his World View and this gets the Job done without all those messy Jewish Things. Notice I haven't mentioned Vespasian or Titus or Domitian i...
by Charles Wilson
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Eyewitnesses to Christian History
Replies: 4
Views: 1817

Re: Eyewitnesses to Christian History

Would Nicholas of Damascus count?
by Charles Wilson
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "In hoc Signo Vinces" - Another Eusebius Tampering?
Replies: 0
Views: 1443

"In hoc Signo Vinces" - Another Eusebius Tampering?

Splitting off another Thread for a reason... As stated in another Thread, it has appeared to me that there is an awkwardness surrounding 1 Corinthians 1: 14 - 18 (RSV): [14] I am thankful that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Ga'ius; [15] lest any one should say that you were baptized in my...
by Charles Wilson
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What was "the church of God"?
Replies: 32
Views: 6034

Re: What was "the church of God"?

And: "In hoc signo vinces" From the ever Politicized Wiki-P: "The historian bishop Eusebius of Caesaria states that Constantine was marching with his army (Eusebius does not specify the actual location of the event, but it is clearly not in the camp at Rome), when he looked up to the sun and saw a c...