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by Secret Alias
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The gospel of the Egyptians.
Replies: 13
Views: 1743

Re: The gospel of the Egyptians.

Gospel of the Egyptians = Secret Mark
by Secret Alias
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was the Original Point of the Christian Story/Myth to Punish or Justify the Punishment of the Jews?
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Was the Original Point of the Christian Story/Myth to Punish or Justify the Punishment of the Jews?

There has of course been a complete revisionist interpretation of Christianity that 'Christ crucified' doesn't justify the punishment and chastisement of the Jews. But was this dimension original and essential to the Christian gospel?
by Secret Alias
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Messiah ben Joseph & Galilee; Messiah ben David & Judea.
Replies: 70
Views: 19631

Re: Messiah ben Joseph & Galilee; Messiah ben David & Judea.

But in response to your point Ben, the (a) 21 CE seems to be reflected in Josephus and (b) seems to be the subject of controversy in late antiquity. As such it has the most going for it as alternative dates go. I haven't been thinking about this stuff much lately. Nevertheless I recently revisited t...
by Secret Alias
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Messiah ben Joseph & Galilee; Messiah ben David & Judea.
Replies: 70
Views: 19631

Re: Messiah ben Joseph & Galilee; Messiah ben David & Judea.

I second the rejection of 21 CE with Pilate
by Secret Alias
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The only crucifixion mentioned in Hebrews (hence in Paul, also) is of the corpse of Jesus
Replies: 69
Views: 3044

Re: The only crucifixion mentioned in Hebrews (hence in Paul, also) is of the corpse of Jesus

What Giuseppe doesn't get or doesn't care about is that the texts have a value in themselves. They are not to be used merely as footsoldiers in a 'cause' - in this case proving the mythical origins of Christianity. This is the fundamental problem. He treats the textual material like Boko Haram treat...
by Secret Alias
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark knew the Sheperd of Hermas therefore...
Replies: 43
Views: 2220

Re: Mark knew the Sheperd of Hermas therefore...

Giuseppe for you if something can't be perfectly explained that means your interpretation wins. Not really ...
by Secret Alias
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark knew the Sheperd of Hermas therefore...
Replies: 43
Views: 2220

Re: Mark knew the Sheperd of Hermas therefore...

My issue is quite straightforward. I can't possibly see any rationale to Giuseppe's conclusion (not that there is anything new to that). I just felt compelled to shout out a - WTF?!!
by Secret Alias
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark knew the Sheperd of Hermas therefore...
Replies: 43
Views: 2220

Re: Mark knew the Sheperd of Hermas therefore...

You're not listening to what Ben is saying. This is typical of you as you want to limit what is possible in the interpretation of material for purely selfish reasons.
by Secret Alias
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark knew the Sheperd of Hermas therefore...
Replies: 43
Views: 2220

Re: Mark knew the Sheperd of Hermas therefore...

That's a stupid argument. Most early citations of the gospel do not make clear they are citing from "a" or "the" gospel.
by Secret Alias
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark knew the Sheperd of Hermas therefore...
Replies: 43
Views: 2220

Re: Mark knew the Sheperd of Hermas therefore...

Why is the answer to my question - 7 paragraphs of gibbledy gook. Can't you just summarize your reasoning in a few lines or a paragraph? Advantage to getting a good education.