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by Charles Wilson
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How John Wrote the Book of Revelation Chapter 1
Replies: 20
Views: 323

Re: How John Wrote the Book of Revelation Chapter 1

The honey motif comes from Ezekiel 2:8 - 3:3 and has an interesting story behind it I would be most interested in reading of this "interesting story". Josephus, Ant... , 14, 7, 4: "...Aristobulus had no enjoyment of what he hoped for from the power that was given him by Cesar; for those of Pompey's...
by Charles Wilson
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How John Wrote the Book of Revelation Chapter 1
Replies: 20
Views: 323

Re: How John Wrote the Book of Revelation Chapter 1

Klewis -- You have some good insights. That is, where you agree with me, I think you are correct :cheers: First, the book of Revelation was written after 70 CE... decades after the destruction of Jerusalem while depicting its writing prior to its destruction (see Rev 10:1-11). I believe you are corr...
by Charles Wilson
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How did Matthew and Luke get the name of Joseph of Nazareth?
Replies: 20
Views: 254

Re: How did Matthew and Luke get the name of Joseph of Nazareth?

In short, I don't know if the authors of the genealogies of Matthew and Luke relied on a common source, and what it may have said. DCH -- As far as Matthew goes, I offer an idea: Josephus, Ant... , 14, 1, 3: "It is true that Nicolatls [sic] of Damascus says, that Antipater was of the stock of the p...
by Charles Wilson
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the link between Capernaum and John the Baptist
Replies: 28
Views: 1896

Re: On the link between Capernaum and John the Baptist

Before you multiply entities, at least look on the ground for other possibilities. Excuse me, Charles, but I consider a total idiocy these your words in this thread. It is here where you betray yourself as a sincere - the more sincere, in my view - historicist of the forum (and I use the term as an...
by Charles Wilson
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the link between Capernaum and John the Baptist
Replies: 28
Views: 1896

Re: On the link between Capernaum and John the Baptist

John is from the Mishmarot Group Bilgah which has committed an offense against the Priesthood ( http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/3298-bilgah ). The created "Jesus" character is a rewrite of a Priest of Immer and therefore "follows" Bilgah but ranks ahead of Bilgah because of Bilgah's Offen...
by Charles Wilson
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gerasene Swine (again) as Gentiles
Replies: 5
Views: 833

Re: Gerasene Swine (again) as Gentiles

Thank you, DCH. I'm always looking for rewritten Source Stories and you may be right. With the rewritten Source Stories in the NT there is generally a word or phrase that acts as a pointer to the Original. Mark 5:15 (RSV): [15] And they came to Jesus, and saw the demoniac sitting there, clothed and ...
by Charles Wilson
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gerizim and Shechem
Replies: 1
Views: 421

Re: Gerizim and Shechem

Luke 2: 36 - 38 (RSV): [36] And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phan'u-el, of the tribe of Asher; she was of a great age, having lived with her husband seven years from her virginity, [37] and as a widow till she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fast...
by Charles Wilson
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gerizim and Shechem
Replies: 1
Views: 421

Gerizim and Shechem

Thank you, Giuseppe. I owe this one to you. A few years ago, I noticed that Josephus was not entirely TRUTHFUL , as he had claimed, in writing his histories. "Who performs sacrifices in the Temple?", f'rinstance. Josephus doesn't tell you in Wars... , 2, 1, 3 and Ant... , 17, 9, 3. Josephus is of Ro...
by Charles Wilson
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Pilate? Because of Hebrew "PLT"
Replies: 112
Views: 5523

Re: Why Pilate? Because of Hebrew "PLT"

BTW, do the Romans have anything to do with this? After all: "The surname is from Latin Pīlātus (“a Roman cognomen”, literally “armed with javelins”), from pilum (“javelin, pestle”), of unknown ultimate origin." "You'd better escape on your donkey real fast, Barabbas, or you're gonna get a bunch of ...
by Charles Wilson
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Pilate? Because of Hebrew "PLT"
Replies: 112
Views: 5523

Re: Why Pilate? Because of Hebrew "PLT"

SA -- I'm having a not so good day so please save your usual "Fuck you, fuck you, you stupid fuck" banter for another time. "I come to praise SA..." SA is correct here (for the most part...) The Logical Positivists had their Verification Principle: "The meaning of a proposition is to be found in the...