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by Charles Wilson
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Three Assumptions
Replies: 75
Views: 1067

Re: Three Assumptions

Note to friends: Neil knows. Others as well. It's now known as Armstrongism but for many others, it was simply the Worldwide Church of God. "Well, GREET-Tengs Frenz , this is Herbert. Double-Yuu. Armstrong with the GOODT News of the Woooorld Tomorrow..." Son Garner took over from dad and there was n...
by Charles Wilson
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Three Assumptions
Replies: 75
Views: 1067

Re: Three Assumptions

The concept may seem gray to us, but I think it is often actually a very logical consequence of the simple fact that, in the Hebrew scriptures, certain promises were made which were said to be binding forever . Israel was to inherit the land "forever" (Exodus 32.13; Joshua 14.9). The priests are du...
by Charles Wilson
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Galilee?
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Why Galilee?

You are unable to like that because you are basically a historicist and you talk and reason as a historicist. I can't realize, for no reason of the world, why Neil put you in the list of mythicists . 1. Relax, Giuseppe. We see the world differently. As to why I've been placed in one Group or the ot...
by Charles Wilson
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Galilee?
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Why Galilee?

Giuseppe, you're going to bring me back if you are not careful. 1. Do you know who the Hasmoneans were? 2. Do you know that the Priests of the Mishmarot Priesthood were given Settlements in the Galilee for each of the 24 Groups of 1 Chronicles 24? Galilee figures prominently in the History of the ar...
by Charles Wilson
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The ‘wooden house’ of Sibylline Oracles 8:198 and the appearance of the messiah
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: The ‘wooden house’ of Sibylline Oracles 8:198 and the appearance of the messiah

Ad line 196 The author of this text complains that he does not want to live (anymore) ‘when the abominable woman reigns’ Possible reference to Queen Salome. "Jannaeus -> Salome" found fierce supporters and fierce opponents. I have "the half hour of peace" in Revelation as a reference to Salome. Aga...
by Charles Wilson
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The ‘wooden house’ of Sibylline Oracles 8:198 and the appearance of the messiah
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: The ‘wooden house’ of Sibylline Oracles 8:198 and the appearance of the messiah

Josephus, Ant..., 13, 13, 5: "As to Alexander, his own people were seditious against him. For at a festival which was then celebrated, when he stood upon the altar, and was going to sacrifice, the nation rose upon him, and pelted him with citrons. [Which they then had in their hands, because] the la...
by Charles Wilson
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark 8:24: “I see people, but they look like trees, walking.”
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: Mark 8:24: “I see people, but they look like trees, walking.”

It's tough being a Lurker. Mark 8: 22 - 26 (RSV): [22] And they came to Beth-sa'ida. And some people brought to him a blind man, and begged him to touch him. [23] And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the village; and when he had spit on his eyes and laid his hands upon him, he a...
by Charles Wilson
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is the "abomination of desolation" about the temple at all?
Replies: 1
Views: 1221

Re: Is the "abomination of desolation" about the temple at all?

The GREEK General Demetrius Eucerus @ the Temple at Gerizim. Demetrius camps @ Shechem and beats the piss out of Jannaeus. Let the reader note this.
by Charles Wilson
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Early Markan Stories: Non-Transvalued
Replies: 6
Views: 2323

Re: Early Markan Stories: Non-Transvalued

So, you feel that the thesis that I am investigating, that Paul is writing in the 1st century BCE, is based on "Appeal to Authority"? No, Jax. I don't know enough of your Thesis to comment on way or the other. I often try to write with humor and the Post above was a joke. FWIW, I believe that "Paul...