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by hakeem
Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The conclusion I've reached...
Replies: 8
Views: 104

Re: The conclusion I've reached...

Effectively, Christianity is founded upon a "misreading" of Paul, or more properly -- pro-monotheistic interpretations of Marcion's scriptures were concocted in order to combat the idea that there were two Gods, one of which was evil. The whole Catholic project was a matter of battling Marcionism i...
by hakeem
Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: dating the gospels?
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: dating the gospels?

There were Christian churches during Paul's times when there was still no gospels. Your claim is absolute nonsense. The Gospel must first be known to those who have converted. The so-called Pauline letters are written to those who already knew and believed the Gospel. The Gospel must first be preac...
by hakeem
Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: dating the birth stories?
Replies: 192
Views: 10315

Re: dating the birth stories?

The whole passage from Severus did not include any character called Christus and in addition Tacitus in Histories 5.13 admitted the Jews expected their Messianic rulers around c 66 CE. Tacitus also admitted that Vespasian and Titus were really the prophesied Messianic rulers. We know that there was...
by hakeem
Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: dating the birth stories?
Replies: 192
Views: 10315

Re: dating the birth stories?

, I have already shown you that Tacitus' Annals did not contain the word Christus or Chrestus when Sulpitius Severus quoted the passage in Sacred History 2.29. Severus did not quote the whole passage, just a short abbreviation of it. The whole passage from Severus did not include any character calle...
by hakeem
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: dating the birth stories?
Replies: 192
Views: 10315

Re: dating the birth stories?

Antiquities of the Jews 20.9.1` does not refer to Christians or NT Jesus of Nazareth once the "TF" is a late forgery in Antiquities of the Jews 18.3.3. If Josephus wanted to write about NT Jesus he would have done so in the 18th book his Antiquities when he mentioned John the Baptist and Pilate the...
by hakeem
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: dating the birth stories?
Replies: 192
Views: 10315

Re: dating the birth stories?

By the way, there is no such thing as the short "TF" By short TF, I meant "the brother of Jesus, who was called Christ, whose name was James," from Josephus' Ant., XX, IX, 1 Antiquities of the Jews 20.9.1` does not refer to Christians or NT Jesus of Nazareth once the "TF" is a late forgery in Antiq...
by hakeem
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: who invented the name Jesus?
Replies: 71
Views: 2841

Re: who invented the name Jesus?

The Nomina Sacra is not a mere abbreviation but used to show or identify characters who are regarded as "Deity" or of God like characteristics. For example, the book called Acts of the Apostles mentions a character called Paul over 120 times, Peter over 50 times and Christ only 32 times yet neither ...
by hakeem
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: dating the birth stories?
Replies: 192
Views: 10315

Re: dating the birth stories?

Jesus as Christ or called Christ, and Christians in the 1st century, are proven by the writings of Josephus (short TF), Tacitus, Suetonius and Pliny the Younger. Also "Mark" got to know about eyewitness (mostly Peter) but the testimony (about a human, not divine Jesus) went against Christian belief...
by hakeem
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: who invented the name Jesus?
Replies: 71
Views: 2841

Re: who invented the name Jesus?

to Cora, I have many times read about Marcion's visit to the church Are you thinking about the church of Rome? And what & from where did you read specifically? Marcion calling the jewish god the JUST god This is not according to those who commented on him, such as : Irenaeus, Tertullian and Hippoly...
by hakeem
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: dating the birth stories?
Replies: 192
Views: 10315

Re: dating the birth stories?

to hakeem, in Acts of the Apostles 11.26, 26.28 and 1 Peter 4.16, it is admitted that believers were not called followers of Christ--no Christians--no "χριστιανους" but followers of the Good One" χρηστιανους". But in Acts 11:26, I read Χριστιανούς But in Acts 26:28, I read Χριστιανὸν But in 1 Peter...