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by Jax
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Replies: 59
Views: 18481

Re: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

I did considerable research on the canonical Revelation here: http://historical-jesus.info/rjohn.html . I concluded it was a strictly Jewish text written around 70-71, with was added on by Christians around 90-95. Sure the Jewish text draws heavily from the OT, that's a given. But I was not interes...
by Jax
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Fragments of the New Testament (Horace H. Bradley)
Replies: 11
Views: 14376

Re: Fragments of the New Testament (Horace H. Bradley)

Would somebody on your site please inform Lucius Charinus that I am still alive, but completely computer-illiterate, and that the texts of all seven of my books are available at https://pfwp.org. The book he is referring to is, as far as I know, the world's leading authority in its field; although ...
by Jax
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: J. of the Jesus Movement in J. S. --new issue
Replies: 2
Views: 3611

Re: J. of the Jesus Movement in J. S. --new issue

Thank you very much. :)
The open nature of the journal is very refreshing.
by Jax
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: David Bentley Hart’s NT Translation "Recaptures the Awkward, Multivoiced Power of the Original."
Replies: 15
Views: 13422

Re: David Bentley Hart’s NT Translation "Recaptures the Awkward, Multivoiced Power of the Original."

How does he translate John 8:44? "You come from a father who is the Slanderer; and you wish to do your father's wishes. That one was a killer of men from the beginning, and did not stand upon the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from what is proper to him, because...
by Jax
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul's proprietary invention of "the gospel"
Replies: 14
Views: 7725

Re: Paul's proprietary invention of "the gospel"

Ben C. Smith wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:16 pm
Thanks. No problem. :)
:thumbup: :)
by Jax
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul's proprietary invention of "the gospel"
Replies: 14
Views: 7725

Re: Paul's proprietary invention of "the gospel"

^ Only have internet on my phone now which is why my conversations are so short and to the point.
by Jax
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul's proprietary invention of "the gospel"
Replies: 14
Views: 7725

Re: Paul's proprietary invention of "the gospel"

Do you then feel that euangelion is better translated as announcement in Paul's letters as the linked article has it? It probably is, yes. I myself rarely indulge in those kinds of "retranslations," preferring instead to use the traditional terms and adjust the meaning in my mind rather than adjust...
by Jax
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul's proprietary invention of "the gospel"
Replies: 14
Views: 7725

Re: Paul's proprietary invention of "the gospel"

Subject: Significance of the Gospel of Thomas if the Canonical Gospels are late? I personally think that Paul's influence has been somewhat overblown, and suspect that at least some gospel texts would/could have been written even if Paul had never existed. In some circles, yes, Paul is paramount. I...
by Jax
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 500 BCE Vase of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ
Replies: 41
Views: 15616

Re: 500 BCE Vase of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ

Did Jesus Exist? by Ehrman is a fetid, steaming pile of dog droppings.