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by Joseph D. L.
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why 3 crucified
Replies: 22
Views: 204

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. ...
by Joseph D. L.
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: YHWH, not Judas, was the original betrayer
Replies: 28
Views: 326

Re: YHWH, not Judas, was the original betrayer

I see that you are totally unaware of Greek language, too. "In opposition " translates the Greek ἐναντίον . This is its precise meaning: Definition over against, opposite of place, opposite, contrary (of the wind) metaph. opposed as an adversary, hostile, antagonistic in feeling or act an opponent ...
by Joseph D. L.
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why 3 crucified
Replies: 22
Views: 204

Re: Why 3 crucified

That's weird. The link doesn't go directly to the site.

But just google Gospel of Nicodemus and go to the sacred-texts page.
by Joseph D. L.
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why 3 crucified
Replies: 22
Views: 204

Re: Why 3 crucified

Joseph D.L. can you give the precise link/reference to GNicodemus for you quote above I like a lot? Thanks in advance. sacred-texts.com/bib/lbob/lbob10.htm Chapter 22. AFTER these things Pilate went to the temple of the Jews, and called together all the rulers and scribes, and doctors of the law, a...
by Joseph D. L.
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why 3 crucified
Replies: 22
Views: 204

Re: Why 3 crucified

You're really missing the point. The two thieves are not actual. They are there to fulfill a narrative role. After all, in John 5 Jesus outright says the statute of two witnesses is necessary for a testament, yet negates this by saying that his witness is enough. So does that mean that Jesus isn't t...
by Joseph D. L.
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: YHWH, not Judas, was the original betrayer
Replies: 28
Views: 326

Re: YHWH, not Judas, was the original betrayer

1) sorry but ἐναντίον is used to make the point that an opposition is in action, not a mere presence before someone. The context requires only the metaphorical meaning of ἐναντίον. There is no reason at all to describe a god as "in presence of" another god. At least: not in that context. I'm going ...
by Joseph D. L.
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why 3 crucified
Replies: 22
Views: 204

Re: Why 3 crucified

But the centurion only says that Jesus was the Son of God. Not that this man is dead.

Like I said it's probably symbolic because the two thieves are dead themselves.
by Joseph D. L.
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why 3 crucified
Replies: 22
Views: 204

Re: Why 3 crucified

Hmm, let's apply logic here. If it is of importance how many witnesses there are to the death of Jesus, we have a problem. There is only one witness we hear of and that is the centurion. If in your logic there is a two witnesses requirement, than following that same logic one witness is no witness,...
by Joseph D. L.
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: YHWH, not Judas, was the original betrayer
Replies: 28
Views: 326

Re: YHWH, not Judas, was the original betrayer

Celsus is simply exposing their belief. Which doesn't make him a follower of these beliefs. But the point remains that his use of ἐναντίον is the literal definition. He doesn't care about the finer details. As far as he's concerned, their all ridiculous. That's why Origen is criticizing him, becaus...
by Joseph D. L.
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: YHWH, not Judas, was the original betrayer
Replies: 28
Views: 326

Re: YHWH, not Judas, was the original betrayer

https://books.google.com/books?id=PtXeBgAAQBAJ&pg=PA169&dq=judith+lieu+Moses+and+Elijah+supposedly+belong+to+the+maker&hl=en&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjN1_Gh2rroAhXIVc0KHRFBDAAQ6AEwAHoECAAQAg#v=onepage&q=judith%20lieu%20Moses%20and%20Elijah%20supposedly%20belong%20to%20the%20maker&f=fa...