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by Secret Alias
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: SENECA THE ELDER'S HISTORIES FOUND AT HERCULANEUM
Replies: 8
Views: 1547

Re: SENECA THE ELDER'S HISTORIES FOUND AT HERCULANEUM

The honest answer when you think about the question 'I wonder how much is out there waiting to be discovered' is - exactly what we uncover at any given moment.
by Secret Alias
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus
Replies: 43
Views: 536

Re: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus

I know (or I think I know) that angelic names were not common for people until the Medieval period (i.e. Michael, Gabriel etc). Beyond that I know nothing.
by Secret Alias
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus
Replies: 43
Views: 536

Re: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus

The only way to know what strange is is by figuring out what normal is.
by Secret Alias
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus
Replies: 43
Views: 536

Re: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus

No what I mean is (a) all references for Abraham in Josephus vs. (b) attestation from the same source for inscriptions etc. So you average out Joshua Josephus personalities/Joshua inscriptions dated to the same time period vs Abraham Josephus personalities/Abraham inscriptions from the same time per...
by Secret Alias
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus
Replies: 43
Views: 536

Re: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus

It has to be said that while the commonness of the name Joshua is important, it would be interesting to compare the frequency of ALL names versus use in Josephus for a relative comparison. Josephus's work is very unusual. The 'history' is very much developed in light of Daniel's prophesy - especiall...
by Secret Alias
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What if Paul feared a minimal allusion to a historical Jesus?
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: What if Paul feared a minimal allusion to a historical Jesus?

As people may or may not know (or care) I have my own theory about 'Jesus' - namely that the nomen sacrum IS goes back to an angel being ish who is known from the Pentateuch and the book of Joshua. As such Paul could have known about Jesus through the Jewish/Samaritan religion but not necessarily ha...
by Secret Alias
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Those stupid disciples!
Replies: 50
Views: 831

Re: Those stupid disciples!

Zebedee is not an actual name anyone ever had. זַבְדִּי • (zab'di) m Zabdi, the name of four Israelites in the Hebrew Bible. A son of Zerah and grandson of Judah; grandfather of Achan. A one of the sons of Shimhi, a Benjaminite. An officer of David, in charge of the produce of the vineyards for the...
by Secret Alias
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Those stupid disciples!
Replies: 50
Views: 831

Re: Those stupid disciples!

I see no connection between Zebedee and Boanerges. In one sense each are connected with being sons but one is clearly actual parents and the other something more abstract or 'spiritual.' I don't know of anyone who thought that Jesus's father had a name related to 'thunder.'
by Secret Alias
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Those stupid disciples!
Replies: 50
Views: 831

Re: Those stupid disciples!

My guess is - like Matthew - it means something like 'gift' or to give https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%D7%96%D7%91%D7%93%D7%99
by Secret Alias
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Those stupid disciples!
Replies: 50
Views: 831

Re: Those stupid disciples!

his name Zebedee, which means "thunder.
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