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by lsayre
Mon May 21, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus and Finland
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: Jesus and Finland

Reminds me of China and the USA. China has a population of 1.1 to 1.4 billion people. The USA has 0.3 billion people. What the USA calls population, China calls rounding error.
by lsayre
Mon May 14, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Another Gematria ανομος μαρκος = 431
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Another Gematria ανομος μαρκος = 431

On top of being worked over by a Catholic redactor, it looks as if several pesharim (likely initially placed into a margin) have been inserted into the text. See my bolding below. 20 To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not...
by lsayre
Mon May 14, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Another Gematria ανομος μαρκος = 431
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Another Gematria ανομος μαρκος = 431

Secret Alias wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 11:12 am
Curious this one.
I give. What is the significance for this one?
by lsayre
Mon May 14, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gematria σοφια = παυλος = 781
Replies: 11
Views: 170

Re: Gematria σοφια = παυλος = 781

He may simply have been called both Paulos and Saul at birth, with Saul being his given Hebrew name, and Paulos being his given Roman name. There is after all the claim of Roman citizenship...
by lsayre
Mon May 14, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gematria σοφια = παυλος = 781
Replies: 11
Views: 170

Re: Gematria σοφια = παυλος = 781

Secret Alias wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 12:42 pm
Don't know. It is interesting that he often equates 'wisdom' with 'Christ.'
Might this imply that Paul = Christ
by lsayre
Mon May 07, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Biggest Lie in the Study of Earliest Christianity
Replies: 90
Views: 11325

Re: The Biggest Lie in the Study of Earliest Christianity

I think the guide books were warnings to the newly established bishops that arguments made by congregationalists that sounded like this or that species of 'heresy' meant that the person making it was 'one of them.' The overarching reporting about who Marcion is or who Valentinus was wasn't really i...
by lsayre
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Pilate? Because of the "astral sea"
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Re: Why Pilate? Because of the "astral sea"

How does a 'dense sea' correlate to 'astral matter'? Isn't astral matter associated with the material of the heavens? Is there a link between the skies and the seas?
by lsayre
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Luke's date for the crucifixion
Replies: 40
Views: 2896

Re: Luke's date for the crucifixion

I don't think a solar eclipse at only around 50% or less would even be noticed.