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by Secret Alias
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Rules of Historical Reasoning
Replies: 257
Views: 37414

Re: Rules of Historical Reasoning

Still I get part marks for throwing the horseshoe close to the spike.
by Secret Alias
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: "Nile shipwreck discovery proves Herodotus right – after 2,469 years"
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: "Nile shipwreck discovery proves Herodotus right – after 2,469 years"

Yeah I saw that. But is there any history of people thinking that Herodotus was lying about these ships?
by Secret Alias
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Rules of Historical Reasoning
Replies: 257
Views: 37414

Re: Rules of Historical Reasoning

FWIW I've always thought one of our posters was McGrath (for whom I have no ill will). My guess is that Paul the Unknowing or whatever his name is. No one calls themselves 'unknowing' or 'ignorant' at a forum like this. The idiots think they are geniuses and the genius pretend they don't know what t...
by Secret Alias
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Question regarding the Hebrew in Exodus 15
Replies: 14
Views: 251

Re: Question regarding the Hebrew in Exodus 15

רום מעלה in kabbalah the first and highest sephira 'the inscrutable height' has a value of 391. A lot of the names in the early Mishnaic period are likely ciphers too. Akiba ben Joseph = עֲקִיבָא בֶּן יוֹסֵף = 391. As such this was not likely a real person. On the use of gematria of 391 among the ea...
by Secret Alias
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Question regarding the Hebrew in Exodus 15
Replies: 14
Views: 251

Re: Question regarding the Hebrew in Exodus 15

For those who are interested in mysticism. The Samaritan writer Mark noticed that the number 888 appears at the beginning of the Greek translation: τότε ᾖσεν Μωυσῆς καὶ οἱ υἱοὶ Ισραηλ τὴν ᾠδὴν ταύτην τῷ θεῷ καὶ εἶπαν λέγοντες ᾄσωμεν τῷ κυρίῳ ἐνδόξως γὰρ δεδόξασται ἵππον καὶ ἀναβάτην ἔρριψεν εἰς θάλα...
by Secret Alias
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Question regarding the Hebrew in Exodus 15
Replies: 14
Views: 251

Re: Question regarding the Hebrew in Exodus 15

The Samaritan text says gibbor of war not ish of war. Also this is a Song. It is literally 'performed' so it was likely - like Homer - something passed along by oral tradition before the codification of the Torah. https://www.israelite-samaritans.com/samaritan-music-choir/ The description of Philo w...
by Secret Alias
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The seven veils.
Replies: 42
Views: 14539

Re: The seven veils.

But that interpretation - which makes some sense - still has difficulty with the "ancient temple" reference. So just to recap, the structure of the section looks like this: 1. Egyptian temples have sphinxes which are enigmas 2. It's the same thing in Jewish tradition where the 'ancient temple' is br...
by Secret Alias
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The seven veils.
Replies: 42
Views: 14539

Re: The seven veils.

But nothing else in the section is suggestive of a Jewish temple. All the material has to do with the desert tabernacle
by Secret Alias
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The seven veils.
Replies: 42
Views: 14539

Re: The seven veils.

But read in context Clement is comparing Egyptian sphinxes to (presumably) the cherubim of the Israelite tabernacle. All that follows has to with the desert tabernacle.