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by Secret Alias
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark and Qumran - The Teacher of Righteousness?
Replies: 3
Views: 31

Re: Mark and Qumran - The Teacher of Righteousness?

But the original date for the Passion was 21 CE
by Secret Alias
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Was there a Jewish temple in ancient Egypt?
Replies: 6
Views: 1609

Re: Was there a Jewish temple in ancient Egypt?

I don't think there was a Jewish temple in Alexandria. Only a grand synagogue.
by Secret Alias
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Defining Christianity from the Orthodox Recension is Like Arguing Trump is Innocent from Redacted Muller Report [pt 2]
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: Defining Christianity from the Orthodox Recension is Like Arguing Trump is Innocent from Redacted Muller Report [pt

So my question is no longer an abstract question. It isn't - why are human beings so stupid? But why do you Stuart a person who comes onto this forum as a self-described 'expert' on Marcion come away from Tertullian's Against Marcion with 'firm conclusions' about Marcion and the nature of his heresy...
by Secret Alias
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Defining Christianity from the Orthodox Recension is Like Arguing Trump is Innocent from Redacted Muller Report [pt 2]
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Defining Christianity from the Orthodox Recension is Like Arguing Trump is Innocent from Redacted Muller Report [pt 2]

I will argue against removal. If I have to sit day after day listening to people draw conclusions from what are clearly tampered texts in the official canon which have had vast amounts of material removed from them, at the very least I can draw attention to the fact that governments have always tamp...
by Secret Alias
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark 15:10: Pilate knew that Jesus was accused "for a murder"
Replies: 11
Views: 103

Re: Mark 15:10: Pilate knew that Jesus was accused "for a murder"

And to this end, if Barabbas represents anyone or anything it has something to do with murder. Isn't it interesting that the Marcionites are reported to identify the Creator as above all else - a murderer. https://books.google.com/books?id=3yP-KPTiOJAC&pg=PA47&lpg=PA47&dq=murder+creator+eznik&source...
by Secret Alias
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark 15:10: Pilate knew that Jesus was accused "for a murder"
Replies: 11
Views: 103

Re: Mark 15:10: Pilate knew that Jesus was accused "for a murder"

Et Barrabas quidem nocentissimus vita ut bonus (good) donatur, Christus vero iustissimus (just) ut homicida morti expostulatur if these two men represent two powers it is worth noting that they reinforce the original Marcionite understanding of two powers - one 'just' and the other 'good.' Note: th...
by Secret Alias
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?
Replies: 63
Views: 23096

Re: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?

I don't think anybody has ever argued that Greek is exceptional in the availability of non-kinship meanings for kinship terms. Nor is Aramaic uniquely flexible in that regard compared with other languages. But clearly the prevalence of the secondary meeting means there is no reason to actually beli...
by Secret Alias
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?
Replies: 63
Views: 23096

Re: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?

I am surprised that no one in the history of this insipid question has noted that in Aramaic - the presumed language of early Christianity - 'brother' also means 'kinsman' or 'comrade' as well as fellow, equal, fellow-believer: ˀḥ, ˀḥˀ (ˀaḥ, ˀaḥā [pl. ˀaḥḥīn]) n.m. brother 1 brother Com. KetefYer.B....
by Secret Alias
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the link between Capernaum and John the Baptist
Replies: 28
Views: 1015

Re: On the link between Capernaum and John the Baptist

... because Giuseppe says so. That's what it comes down to every time