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by rakovsky
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: TESTAMENT OF ABRAHAM (1st-2nd century) Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 6273

Re: TESTAMENT OF ABRAHAM (1st-2nd century) Questions

You can find Versions 1 (AKA Recension A the long version) and Version 2 (AKA Recension B, the short version) of the Testament of Abraham here: https://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/ecf/009/0090083.htm https://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/ecf/009/0090084.htm Version 2 ends with: But God returned and removed ...
by rakovsky
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why 3 crucified
Replies: 23
Views: 7668

Re: Why 3 crucified

"Why Three Crucified?" A reference to the Trinity. never heard a more blasphemous claim than that. Do you mean say that at least two persons of trinity are evil as the thieves? No, it means that the persons in the Trinity make up a threesome as do other threesomes in the Bible, because we are deali...
by rakovsky
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: TESTAMENT OF ADAM (1st - 4th c.) Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 13060

Re: TESTAMENT OF ADAM (1st - 4th c.) Questions

For Question 1 (whether the first half is Christian or only Jewish), it looks to me like the first half is a Christian work. Regarding argument #1 that it's only Jewish, it looks to me like the first half has two parts that could be signs of Christianity: The Thrice holy praise ("Holy Holy Holy") an...
by rakovsky
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why 3 crucified
Replies: 23
Views: 7668

Re: Why 3 crucified

"Why Three Crucified?" A reference to the Trinity. There are alot of Threesome references in the Bible, like three angels visiting Abraham as God visiting him, or like the three magi visiting Jesus as a baby in the manger. Or Isaiah's "Holy Holy Holy" praise for God. Or the three days in the tomb. O...
by rakovsky
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: TESTAMENT OF ADAM (1st - 4th c.) Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 13060

Re: TESTAMENT OF ADAM (1st - 4th c.) Questions

For Question 1 (on its theological category) , Consider: Reasons why it might have been Jewish (especially Chapters 1-2) with Christian additions (ie. in Chapter 3): 1. Supposed lack of Christian elements in the first half. Charlesworth writes: "Even earlier is the first half, because of the conspic...
by rakovsky
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: TESTAMENT OF ADAM (1st - 4th c.) Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 13060

Re: TESTAMENT OF ADAM (1st - 4th c.) Questions

For Question 2 (on the 5500 years) , you - DC Hindley - did a good job showing how it can refer to the time from Adam for Jesus' incarnation. I am impressed how easily you were able to pull those figures together, DC. It sounds like the passage is talking about Jesus' birth, rather than the Atonemen...
by rakovsky
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The mystery of the mark of the Beast, 666/616, is solved and it proves I am right about Hadrian
Replies: 39
Views: 36438

Re: The mystery of the mark of the Beast, 666/616, is solved and it proves I am right about Hadrian

What's the overall issue you have with how it is translated? You even acknowledged that man/a man is of little importance as the same meaning can be guessed either way. So what is your hang up with it? Greek contains an ambiguity that English might not. If John was writing in English, and he chose ...
by rakovsky
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The mystery of the mark of the Beast, 666/616, is solved and it proves I am right about Hadrian
Replies: 39
Views: 36438

Re: The mystery of the mark of the Beast, 666/616, is solved and it proves I am right about Hadrian

Another indication that "the number of Man/a man" in Revelation 13 is meant in a generic sense is that all of the other 19 times that the word Anthropos and its variants are used in the book of Revelation, it refers to men or to a generic man . Here are quotes of all 20 times that the word is used: ...
by rakovsky
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The mystery of the mark of the Beast, 666/616, is solved and it proves I am right about Hadrian
Replies: 39
Views: 36438

Re: The mystery of the mark of the Beast, 666/616, is solved and it proves I am right about Hadrian

I've been reading through the early writings, dealing with these kinds of questions for the last few years, and I found that alot of them amount to adding up different factors and making an evaluation of what is the "most likely". So one of the questions that I considered was: "Is there a connection...
by rakovsky
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The mystery of the mark of the Beast, 666/616, is solved and it proves I am right about Hadrian
Replies: 39
Views: 36438

Re: The mystery of the mark of the Beast, 666/616, is solved and it proves I am right about Hadrian

No problem, Joseph. It was nice writing with you. FYI, the conversation made me more skeptical of Wallace's idea that it refers to the number of man. But I still think that John was likely alluding to the use of the same number in Solomon's story, along with Nero's name. I think it would be pretty c...