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by davidbrainerd
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Another Messiah killed by rabbis: Bar-Kokhba (!)
Replies: 18
Views: 8844

Re: Another Messiah killed by rabbis: Bar-Kokhba (!)

The Samaritan use of the terminology to mean 'grace' is very interesting too. Isaiah often preserves Samaritanisms (or perhaps better - Isaiah and Samaritan sources preserve older traditions) because of its age (ratson = Divine Favour is calculable for Samaritans by Jubilees and Isa. 61. 1 with its...
by davidbrainerd
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Born of a woman (as an idiomatic expression).
Replies: 11
Views: 7205

Re: Born of a woman (as an idiomatic expression).

backwards. born (with no modifer, like from a rock) is an idiomatic expression for born of a woman.
by davidbrainerd
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was the Destruction of Jerusalem Proof of Jesus the God's Existence?
Replies: 42
Views: 14517

Re: Was the Destruction of Jerusalem Proof of Jesus the God's Existence?

Why would the Jews be condemned for rejecting a god they had never heard of before or who had no connection to their religion? Because they (more and more after the 70 CE) wanted the worship of the Creator God and only of Him. No more angels, please. Not more Jesus (an angel). Only the Highest. The...
by davidbrainerd
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was the Destruction of Jerusalem Proof of Jesus the God's Existence?
Replies: 42
Views: 14517

Re: Was the Destruction of Jerusalem Proof of Jesus the God's Existence?

I have tried to make people interested in my Jewish background. All Jews do, because they want to be worshipped as some master race. Yet what they contribute to humanity is mostly division and war. Their superiority is only in being better manipulators of blind Christians who they control into givi...
by davidbrainerd
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Capernaum and Marcionite Priority
Replies: 68
Views: 25861

Re: Capernaum and Marcionite Priority

The real question is could someone reading in Greek reading Capernaum as a Greek compound word come up with a Greek etymology that would sound anything like Heracleon's claim?

Also, could someone stripping the vowels come up with it in Hebrew or Aramaic?
by davidbrainerd
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evidence that Marcion existed
Replies: 47
Views: 21301

Re: Evidence that Marcion existed

Its silly to think the spirit would forbid preaching anywhere after saying "go preach the gospel to every nation." Therefore there has to be some apologetic aim in this concoction.
by davidbrainerd
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evidence that Marcion existed
Replies: 47
Views: 21301

Re: Evidence that Marcion existed

I've never noticed this before and have no opinion about it, but it looks like there is at least one manuscript that says "the spirit" and not "the spirit of Jesus." https://books.google.com/books?id=m-q8xpqveREC&pg=PA329&dq=acts+16:7+manuscripts+spirit+of+jesus&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjO07SSv47WAhUl...
by davidbrainerd
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evidence that Marcion existed
Replies: 47
Views: 21301

Re: Evidence that Marcion existed

Excellent find. That always struck me as odd in Acts. Glad to finally know why it was made up.
by davidbrainerd
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Doubt felt about the Son" before Marcion
Replies: 7
Views: 3967

Re: "Doubt felt about the Son" before Marcion

No man was bold enough to surmise a second god. More readily was doubt felt about the Son than about the Father, until Marcion introduced, in addition to the Creator, another god of goodness only. To me this clearly means unitarianism. Due to their scruples about monorheism, they denied the son was...
by davidbrainerd
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Marcion strikes back (in Luke 23:2)
Replies: 9
Views: 5072

Re: Marcion strikes back (in Luke 23:2)

For a fun nine minutes, have a look at our old friend, Garner Ted Armstrong on the logical ramifications of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNdYMgMT-Ns&t=266s An irrelevant strawman. In Marcionism the OT god is not Jesus' Father. And its obvious even in Paul the abolition of the Law has nothi...