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by Stephan Huller
Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Apocryphal Story About Alexander the Great
Replies: 0
Views: 1289

Apocryphal Story About Alexander the Great

I doubt very much any of this is true but I saw this story in someone's Facebook timeline The Last Wishes of Alexander The Great On his death bed, Alexander summoned his army generals and told them his three ultimate wishes: #1. The best doctors should carry his coffin... #2. The wealth he has accum...
by Stephan Huller
Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The rulers of this age.
Replies: 28
Views: 5202

Re: The rulers of this age.

This use of the Psalm appears in Justin
by Stephan Huller
Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Richard Carrier and the burial in heaven.
Replies: 40
Views: 13279

Re: Richard Carrier and the burial in heaven.

I won't deny that this is petty but why don't my contributions to the discussion get props when they are by far the best? Knowledge - actual familiarity with Biblical tradition - trumps all these "deductive" linguistic convoluted arguments IMO. They are never decisive. Always puzzling
by Stephan Huller
Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Recommended HJ/MJ books?
Replies: 33
Views: 6908

Re: Recommended HJ/MJ books?

I address the forum
by Stephan Huller
Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Modern Peregrinus/Polycarp
Replies: 8
Views: 2157

Re: Modern Peregrinus/Polycarp

And also the first part of Lucius's story is witnessed today http://reverbpress.com/religion/liar-li ... -set-fire/
by Stephan Huller
Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Modern Peregrinus/Polycarp
Replies: 8
Views: 2157

Modern Peregrinus/Polycarp

I've always said the "fiery one" story from 2nd century CE is among the first historical events in Christianity

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morn ... l-justice/
by Stephan Huller
Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The Pentateuch Written According to Kabbalah
Replies: 22
Views: 7760

Re: The Pentateuch Written According to Kabbalah

and the fact that the earliest Samaritan exegesis is 1000x more esoteric/kabbalistic cements an early date
by Stephan Huller
Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The Pentateuch Written According to Kabbalah
Replies: 22
Views: 7760

Re: The Pentateuch Written According to Kabbalah

and remember, Jews have always said their religion had a secret tradition. So the claim that the Pentateuch was written according to inconsistency or stupidity goes against the established POV.
by Stephan Huller
Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:41 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The Pentateuch Written According to Kabbalah
Replies: 22
Views: 7760

Re: The Pentateuch Written According to Kabbalah

Peter, Why is it so strange when, in the first act (a) man is said to be made after the "image of God" and (b) a god of some sort is walking in the garden as a man? Chekhov's gun ... The fact that this sub-narrative is veiled (or never explained ie how/why there is an anthropomorphic god) in itself ...