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by lsayre
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is the angel Jesus the same archangel Michael?
Replies: 2
Views: 903

Re: Is the angel Jesus the same archangel Michael?

The phrase you highlighted and colorized seems to me to be a Christian interpolation. But I lean toward the earliest layer of Revelation potentially being pre-Christianity.
by lsayre
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Where is the origin of the universalism of Jesus ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1120

Re: Where is the origin of the universalism of Jesus ?

I thought original sin was a concoction of Augustine.
by lsayre
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is Secret Mark a Judaizing interpolation?
Replies: 4
Views: 925

Re: Is Secret Mark a Judaizing interpolation?

So Jesus gathered a following among the Jews by insisting that they abandon their scripture and follow him. Does this make any valid level of sense within the timeframe of Jesus, or is it also merely a projection of someones modern thought backward in time?
by lsayre
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is Secret Mark a Judaizing interpolation?
Replies: 4
Views: 925

Re: Is Secret Mark a Judaizing interpolation?

A good bit of "projecting" is all I see here. As in projecting a commonly held (albeit repugnant) outlook of the 20th and 21st centuries back to the first century CE.
by lsayre
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE
Replies: 40
Views: 18074

Re: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE

Interesting correlations.
by lsayre
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The crucifixion in Heaven
Replies: 10
Views: 3523

Re: The crucifixion in Heaven

by lsayre
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The crucifixion in Heaven
Replies: 10
Views: 3523

Re: The crucifixion in Heaven

Joseph D. L. wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:10 am
Stuart Waugh did a huge write up on this, and while I think he only entertained the idea, I've become convinced that this was the sing event that started Christianity.
Could you please provide a link to this?
by lsayre
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What if Paul never perceived Jesus as a god ...
Replies: 18
Views: 7680

Re: What if Paul never perceived Jesus as a god ...

Young's Literal Translation renders Galatians 2:16 as "faith of Christ" (twice). This may have been the preferred translation until Martin Luther stepped in and muddied the water. This might rock the evangelical and/or fundamentalist boat.
by lsayre
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If «Pillar» has a revelatory origin, then also «brother of Lord»
Replies: 2
Views: 826

Re: If «Pillar» has a revelatory origin, then also «brother of Lord»

Per John Allegro, if the root of the word translated as Piller by the Greek's is Hebrew, then piller is the correct translation. But if the root is Aramaic, then the proper translation would be dip, or dipper, as in daily bather or perhaps baptist. In the end, the pillers whom Paul encountered may o...