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by Nasruddin
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Vain Genealogies
Replies: 8
Views: 3888

Re: Vain Genealogies

The words of Irenaeus are reflecting those he would have read in the epistles attributed to Paul;

1 Timothy 1:4
command certain ones not to be teaching different doctrines, nor paying attention to myths and endless genealogies,

Titus 3:9
But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies
by Nasruddin
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the link between Capernaum and John the Baptist
Replies: 97
Views: 126047

Re: On the link between Capernaum and John the Baptist

Why is the fifteenth year of Tiberius important?
by Nasruddin
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the link between Capernaum and John the Baptist
Replies: 97
Views: 126047

Re: On the link between Capernaum and John the Baptist

Maybe Matthew 27:52-53 is a narrative to Jesus' disciples rising from Sheol with him -
And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared to many.
by Nasruddin
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the link between Capernaum and John the Baptist
Replies: 97
Views: 126047

Re: On the link between Capernaum and John the Baptist

While for me the analogy is not a coincidence (I mean: in the Earliest Gospel, John was introduced the first time as baptizer/burier of Jesus's corpse in Sheol, the role now held by Joseph of Arimathea), where I am always open to suggestions of any kind, is about the nature of John: was he evil or ...
by Nasruddin
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the link between Capernaum and John the Baptist
Replies: 97
Views: 126047

Re: On the link between Capernaum and John the Baptist

The two beings that Enki sent were not Inanna's servants, nor were they sycophantic or dumb. They were created by and ordered by Enki. insofar they helped Innana to rise (and not Enki), they were her servants. It seems clearly that you want to insult Dr. Carrier here, without reason apart your prob...
by Nasruddin
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the link between Capernaum and John the Baptist
Replies: 97
Views: 126047

Re: On the link between Capernaum and John the Baptist

While for me the analogy is not a coincidence (I mean: in the Earliest Gospel, John was introduced the first time as baptizer/burier of Jesus's corpse in Sheol, the role now held by Joseph of Arimathea), where I am always open to suggestions of any kind, is about the nature of John: was he evil or ...
by Nasruddin
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the link between Capernaum and John the Baptist
Replies: 97
Views: 126047

Re: On the link between Capernaum and John the Baptist

And there were no 'her minions' but two beings (gala-tura and kur-jara) created by the god Enki and sent by nim to the Underworld with express instructions to rescue Innana. Dr. Carrier mean "her minions" as her servants/allies. I note that at least one of them has an androgyne nature. Just as Herm...
by Nasruddin
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the link between Capernaum and John the Baptist
Replies: 97
Views: 126047

Re: On the link between Capernaum and John the Baptist

Richard Carrier is simplifying the story of Innana to force a point. She was not 'nailed up', but was hung from a hook. It is a crucifixion in Sheol. Period. And this thread is where you can discuss that precise point. You are the one who brought the reference into this thread. If this is not the p...
by Nasruddin
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Transfiguration == original crucifixion in the Earliest Gospel
Replies: 73
Views: 70051

Re: Transfiguration == original crucifixion in the Earliest Gospel

In the Gospel of John, John the Baptist was the instigator of Jesus' ministry. He was the first to give testimony to the one to come. He was sent by God to find him. He taught his disciples to expect the Messiah. This is why the 4th gospel is called the Gospel of John. Both John and Jesus are called...
by Nasruddin
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the link between Capernaum and John the Baptist
Replies: 97
Views: 126047

Re: On the link between Capernaum and John the Baptist

So dr. Carrier The first recorded myth of a crucified and resurrected deity, that of the Sumerian goddess Innana, relates that after her naked, murdered corpse is nailed up, her minions come to feed her the food and water of life and she is raised back to life “after three days.” (my bold) In the E...