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by Charles Wilson
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Marcion's Gospel
Replies: 148
Views: 2916

Re: Marcion's Gospel

The dead bodies of their parents they cut up with their sheep, and devour at their feasts. (Tertullian, Adv Marc 1.1) Pass the lamb chops – a BBQ in Pontus, the home of Marcion. Funny you should quote that, robert j: Tacitus, Histories , Book 3: "Accordingly he [Anicetus] raised in the name of Vite...
by Charles Wilson
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Where Did the Doctrine of the Bodily Resurrection Come From?
Replies: 22
Views: 340

Re: Where Did the Doctrine of the Bodily Resurrection Come From?

Oh!!! As in, "Torah, Torah, Torah"? As in: Genesis 2: 7, 3: 19 (RSV): [7] then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. ... [19] In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, for ...
by Charles Wilson
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Where Did the Doctrine of the Bodily Resurrection Come From?
Replies: 22
Views: 340

Re: Where Did the Doctrine of the Bodily Resurrection Come From?

Josephus, Antiquities, 17, 6, 2 "So these wise men persuaded [their scholars] to pull down the golden eagle; alleging, that although they should incur any danger, which might bring them to their deaths, the virtue of the action now proposed to them would appear much more advantageous to them than th...
by Charles Wilson
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Where Did the Doctrine of the Bodily Resurrection Come From?
Replies: 22
Views: 340

Re: Where Did the Doctrine of the Bodily Resurrection Come From?

Wonderful Question, SA! Ecclesiastes 9: 3 - 6 (RSV): [3] This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that one fate comes to all; also the hearts of men are full of evil, and madness is in their hearts while they live, and after that they go to the dead. [4] But he who is joined with all the l...
by Charles Wilson
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Marcion's Gospel
Replies: 148
Views: 2916

Re: Marcion's Gospel

Nice Site. Stylometrics.
Sections on just about everything including Marcion:

https://sites.google.com/site/inglisonmarcion/Home

CW
by Charles Wilson
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Who is...?" No! WHAT is John-Mark?
Replies: 15
Views: 671

Re: "Who is...?" No! WHAT is John-Mark?

The 'eating blood / flesh' thing in John i doubt is original but one of Paul's things that got into John when it was accepted into the Pauline Catholic church later on. The original might have just been a communal meal or similar Dio, Epitome 64: Now they would all shout together on one side the na...
by Charles Wilson
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Who is...?" No! WHAT is John-Mark?
Replies: 15
Views: 671

Re: "Who is...?" No! WHAT is John-Mark?

So at the worse, my idea has been destroyed... Not exactly and give yourself some credit. If Jay Raskin's Theory has merit - and it does - John IS filling in some blanks, the blanks that the Markan Author created. There is a War between these Authors of the Markan Story and the rewritten remains of...
by Charles Wilson
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Who is...?" No! WHAT is John-Mark?
Replies: 15
Views: 671

Re: "Who is...?" No! WHAT is John-Mark?

Declaring a Second Crucifixion, however, isn't filling in a gap, it's opening up a canyon between the Synoptics and John. Giving a Second Ministry is not filling in a few blanks. To me, the most simple explanation is that the Literary Command to "correct" Mark ended up creating a different "Holy Boo...
by Charles Wilson
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Who is...?" No! WHAT is John-Mark?
Replies: 15
Views: 671

Re: "Who is...?" No! WHAT is John-Mark?

1. klewis -- You are correct. I am reminded of a similar argument that states there are ~ 72 writers around the Roman Empire at the time(s) when "Jesus" was to have been alive and no one mentions him. Nice pick-up. 2. davidmartin -- Another thing to examine is the individual item that is important y...
by Charles Wilson
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Who is...?" No! WHAT is John-Mark?
Replies: 15
Views: 671

Re: "Who is...?" No! WHAT is John-Mark?

I'm going to come back to this but the letters appear to be Fictions. "Paul" => "Mucianus" convinced Vespasian to throw the Philosophers out of Rome. Further, any talk of Uplifting, Chaste Living is preposterous if mentioning Mucianus in the same breath. Mucianus wrote Acta and Epistolae , since los...