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by Japhethite
Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Genesis 1 & 2
Replies: 126
Views: 59849

Re: Genesis 1 & 2

Where did humans get 7 days week from?

Where did pluralis majesticus "us"/"we"/"our" that sovereigns etc use come from?
by Japhethite
Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Other Texts and History
Topic: early popes list fake
Replies: 6
Views: 11585

Re: early popes list fake

Thanks, that sounds interesting. From my own research it looks like alot of "early" historical church documents that are supposed to verify the Roman popes/bishops are pretty suspect veracity, but it is hard to find what date they first came up with the fake early popes list. If the pope was really ...
by Japhethite
Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: Other Texts and History
Topic: early popes list fake
Replies: 6
Views: 11585

Re: early popes list fake

I assume that i still have problem of not being able to post long posts here, so i can't post 2 more detailed comparisons of Zephyrinus & Severus, and Callistus & Caracalla. See latest posts it the two forums topics whose links are given above (not the christian one which unfairly banned me). Sean B.
by Japhethite
Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why 'Nazareth' ?
Replies: 67
Views: 22002

Re: Why 'Nazareth' ?

Nasor/Hazor (1 Maccabees 11:67). Arzareth (2 Esdras 13). Nozrei_ha-Brit ("keepers of the covenant"). Yeishu ha- Notzri (Maccabean times, Talmud). Notzri/Noztri ("shoot/sprout/branch"). najjar/naggar ("initiate/carpenter/mason/adept"). nasrani ("a school of small fish"). netzarim "watch".
by Japhethite
Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why 'Nazareth' ?
Replies: 67
Views: 22002

Re: Why 'Nazareth' ?

A tentative thesis paper of mine a few years ago was that Nazareth is really Nabratein in north/upper Galilee near Safed, not "Nazareth" in lower/sw Galilee. (It is claimed that the sw Nazareth wasn't around in Jesus times.) (The paper is not currently online or in public but i have rough copy i can...
by Japhethite
Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Josephus and the Star Prophecy: two points
Replies: 23
Views: 12966

Re: Josephus and the Star Prophecy: two points

4/5 mar 31 ad "ladder formed by all wandering stars"; 15 aug 31 ad "Venus rose in sextans (included as part of leo)"; 32 ad darkness/eclipse [crucifiction] (Thallus/Africanus); / / fri 3 apr 33 ad "eclipse/blood-moon"? (19 mar-)5 apr 33 ad "Venus (& sun) rose in pisces". ad 66 Halley's comet (Nero/T...
by Japhethite
Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Josephus and the Star Prophecy: two points
Replies: 23
Views: 12966

Re: Josephus and the Star Prophecy: two points

- lunar eclipse 13/15 mar 4 bc? (- conjunction of Venus & Saturn (in eastern sky) in 12 Jun 3 bc?) (- conjunction of Jupiter and Venus in Leo in 12th Aug 3 bc?) - conjunction Venus & Mercury 31 aug 3 bc? [7 conjunctions Jupiter & Regulus 3-2 bc?] - conjunction of Jupiter & Regulus in Leo (1st of 3x ...
by Japhethite
Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Josephus and the Star Prophecy: two points
Replies: 23
Views: 12966

Re: Josephus and the Star Prophecy: two points

- conjunction of (mars &) Jupiter & Saturn (3 x in Pisces) 5 months in ((20th/end Feb, Apr 12th), 20/21/29th May, sep/(2)3rd Oct, 4th Dec, (end Jan)) 7/6 bc/{7 bce/feb 6 bce}? - double occultation of Jupiter by Moon close to sun in Aries 17 april 6bc? / ((sun &) jupiter & moon & saturn in aries (ven...
by Japhethite
Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Josephus and the Star Prophecy: two points
Replies: 23
Views: 12966

Re: Josephus and the Star Prophecy: two points

- 63 bc "pubic portent" (birth of Augustus)?
- 44 bc Caesar's comet.
[- 17 bce comet?]
- Halleys 12/11 bc Aug 25th 56/63 days China?
- conjunction Uranus & Saturn 9 bc?
by Japhethite
Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Josephus and the Star Prophecy: two points
Replies: 23
Views: 12966

Re: Josephus and the Star Prophecy: two points

For the most likely candidate for the star of Bethlehem it looks like the Jupiter & Regulus conjunctions in Leo of 3-2 bc is the most likely. Leo would be Lion of Judah, Regulus is the King/Sceptre. Among possible problems though is that some sources say it was in the west/sunset [not the east/sunri...