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by Joseph D. L.
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Where Did the Doctrine of the Bodily Resurrection Come From?
Replies: 22
Views: 380

Re: Where Did the Doctrine of the Bodily Resurrection Come From?

It could have been inspired by the episode of Enoch being wisped bodily into Heaven. The point of resurrection is to bring the deceased into Heaven. The idea that you go to Heaven upon death is not Biblically founded. So in eschatological beliefs, the dead would need to be bodily resurrected so as t...
by Joseph D. L.
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dating Paul and his Letters
Replies: 28
Views: 2651

Re: Dating Paul and his Letters

Because they are a tangible reality that we can observe via the archaeological and manuscript records.
by Joseph D. L.
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dating Paul and his Letters
Replies: 28
Views: 2651

Re: Dating Paul and his Letters

Okay. And you are who exactly? Why did you use a post I made on another thread, with an entirely different context? What was the point? We’re arguing dating here. Not meaning. We can have a different interpretation as to the meaning, but the dating is an objective reality. Mark is not a first centur...
by Joseph D. L.
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dating Paul and his Letters
Replies: 28
Views: 2651

Re: Dating Paul and his Letters

2) GMark is the earliest of our extant NT Gospel stories and was written sometime after the first Roman-Jewish War , and the author was dependent on Paul’s letters for crafting his story. How do you know this? I don't know that. I set that statement as a basic assumption for my discussion in the OP...
by Joseph D. L.
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What does Simon of Cyrene represent?
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: What does Simon of Cyrene represent?

Don't listen to Giuseppe. He doesn't know what he's talking about. Simon of Cyrene is a proxy for Lukuas, and this is confirmed by the tradition of another Simon being crucified in 117 ad, at the end of the Kitos revolt. Acts of the Apostles has Lucius/Loukios of Cyrene and may very well be a refere...
by Joseph D. L.
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dating Paul and his Letters
Replies: 28
Views: 2651

Re: Dating Paul and his Letters

2) GMark is the earliest of our extant NT Gospel stories and was written sometime after the first Roman-Jewish War, and the author was dependent on Paul’s letters for crafting his story.
How do you know this?
by Joseph D. L.
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Justin Martyr use Pauline epistles?
Replies: 39
Views: 17404

Re: Did Justin Martyr use Pauline epistles?

The parallel with Simon can be made with the Acts of Peters, wherein Simon steals money from a too trusting woman after she agrees to let him stay the night. He later tries to buy the "name of God" from Peter. I'm surprised no-one has tried to claim Judas and Paul are the same person, but i suspect ...
by Joseph D. L.
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Justin Martyr use Pauline epistles?
Replies: 39
Views: 17404

Re: Did Justin Martyr use Pauline epistles?

That's a more measured approach from Roger there The idea Simon = Paul is only superficially appealing but i think it falls apart Way too many differences! Simon aligns well with what is known about ben Stada. But kinking them together has disastrous consequences for how we understand Christianity ...
by Joseph D. L.
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Sad news about prof Hurtado
Replies: 14
Views: 2062

Re: Sad news about prof Hurtado

No. You are not right. Dr Carrier is a real genius. Only, people are not enough humble to recognize that. Recognizing sarcasm is definitely not apart of your mental capacity. Humble? Giuseppe, you and Avery are the least humble idiots on this forum. You used the death of a man as an opportunity to ...
by Joseph D. L.
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Sad news about prof Hurtado
Replies: 14
Views: 2062

Re: Sad news about prof Hurtado

Thank you for admitting that I'm right. :D