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by Joseph D. L.
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Justin's silence on John the Baptist is very strong
Replies: 11
Views: 481

Re: Justin's silence on John the Baptist is very strong

The Dialogue With Trypho mentions John the Baptist e.g. But the Dialogue with Trypho was not written by Justin. The Dialogue (35) assumes a Marcion who is already famous at a global* level. But Marcion was expelled from the Church of Rome only in 144 CE. He couldn't be known nor hated by Justin if ...
by Joseph D. L.
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Passages relating to the Teacher of Righteousness.
Replies: 13
Views: 681

Re: Passages relating to the Teacher of Righteousness.

So what do the 390 years mean , in your judgment? It is a cardinal rule of historical inquiry that it does not take historical documents to grant a peek into historical events. In this case it wouldn't mean anything. Either a miscalculation, interpolation, or the like. Unless it's referring to the ...
by Joseph D. L.
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Passages relating to the Teacher of Righteousness.
Replies: 13
Views: 681

Re: Passages relating to the Teacher of Righteousness.

How would Ezra work with counting the 390 years (CD-A, column 1, lines 5-6) from the time of the Babylonian captivity? I know that ancient chronologies can be sloppy and inexact, but to squeeze 390 years into a century and a half or thereabouts seems pretty extreme to me. The DSSs are not historica...
by Joseph D. L.
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Passages relating to the Teacher of Righteousness.
Replies: 13
Views: 681

Re: Passages relating to the Teacher of Righteousness.

Right. I was not suggesting ben Stada as the Teacher. I was saying that ben Stada was one of the Jewish guesses (in the Talmud) for the identity of Jesus, which seems noncontroversial to me, as we actually have the Talmudic passages making the equivalence. Okay. I misunderstood it then. My bad. If ...
by Joseph D. L.
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Passages relating to the Teacher of Righteousness.
Replies: 13
Views: 681

Re: Passages relating to the Teacher of Righteousness.

Also, ben Stada doesn't seem likely as he was a late first, early second century figure. Also, ben Stada does not seem likely as... what, exactly? That ben Stada was the Teacher, which is a proposal I've encountered before. But the two occupy two distinctive periods. Unless I've misunderstood what ...
by Joseph D. L.
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Passages relating to the Teacher of Righteousness.
Replies: 13
Views: 681

Re: Passages relating to the Teacher of Righteousness.

For what it's worth, for a long time I have considered Ezra to be the Teacher, and Sanballat to be the Wicked Priest.

Also, ben Stada doesn't seem likely as he was a late first, early second century figure.
by Joseph D. L.
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Logic of Sun Worship
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: The Logic of Sun Worship

Here's a book that YHWH had aspects of solarism.

https://www.amazon.com/Yahweh-Sun-Bibli ... oks&sr=1-1

From memory, I think Tertullian addresses the charge of solar worship thrown at Christians.
by Joseph D. L.
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why crucifixion?
Replies: 47
Views: 7142

Re: Why crucifixion?

I don't see where the significance or the use of crucifixion can/will unlock anything of worth. Could it have been an out growth of older symbols for rebirth? An extension of ancient body language? An historical event? A motif popular in ancient novels at the time? Some cosmic symbol? As the ark/sa...
by Joseph D. L.
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why crucifixion?
Replies: 47
Views: 7142

Re: Why crucifixion?

I don't see where the significance or the use of crucifixion can/will unlock anything of worth. Could it have been an out growth of older symbols for rebirth? An extension of ancient body language? An historical event? A motif popular in ancient novels at the time? Some cosmic symbol? As the ark/sai...
by Joseph D. L.
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The only crucifixion mentioned in Hebrews (hence in Paul, also) is of the corpse of Jesus
Replies: 69
Views: 14646

Re: The only crucifixion mentioned in Hebrews (hence in Paul, also) is of the corpse of Jesus

Giuseppe is just a mentally retarded conspiracy theorist. You should just leave him to argue with himself, Ben.