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by Joseph D. L.
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Books and letters of Paul.
Replies: 13
Views: 168

Re: Books and letters of Paul.

The gospel You see, that was my first thought and still remains so, but wouldn't this undermine the orthodoxy established belief that Paul didn't write a Gospel, only Matthew, Mark, Luke and John did, and later heretics like Marcion, Cerinthus, and Valentinus, corrupted them? I'm also intrigued by ...
by Joseph D. L.
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who axed Acts 8:37?
Replies: 90
Views: 4461

Re: Who axed Acts 8:37?

Between Steven Avery's arrogance, Giuseppe's assuredness, and Charles Wilson's ridiculousness, John T takes all of that within himself and amplifies theme to absurd proportions. I doubt there is a user on here as disingenuous as he is.
by Joseph D. L.
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mummification and Baptism
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Mummification and Baptism

I need to go to bed, but just as a quick response, compare this to the raising of Lazarus in John , who is described almost as mummified. Yeah, I've noticed the similarities between Jesus raising Lazarus and Horus raising Osiris. I also see some parallels between John the Baptist and Anubis the god...
by Joseph D. L.
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Books and letters of Paul.
Replies: 13
Views: 168

Books and letters of Paul.

Reading over the Acts of the Scillitan Martyrs , there is this rather odd statement made by one of the captive Christians: Saturninus the proconsul said: What are the things in your chest? Speratus said: Books and epistles of Paul, a just man. Now it can be generally agreed upon what is meant by epi...
by Joseph D. L.
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mummification and Baptism
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Mummification and Baptism

I need to go to bed, but just as a quick response, compare this to the raising of Lazarus in John, who is described almost as mummified.
by Joseph D. L.
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Linquistic/Tonal similarities between Luke 1:1-4 and the Preface of Irenaeus's Against Heresies
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Linquistic/Tonal similarities between Luke 1:1-4 and the Preface of Irenaeus's Against Heresies

The introductory words are different. The Greek NT uses ἐπειδήπερ versus Irenaeus' Ἐπί (corrected to Ἐπεὶ on basis of the Latin version's Quatenus). The bracketed words supply information that must be assumed due to a lack of grammatical structure in the Greek text in Epiphanius. Look at all that c...
by Joseph D. L.
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Sergius Paulus the historical Paul?
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Was Sergius Paulus the historical Paul?

Acts of the Apostles 13:4-12 might as well be the magician giving away his act. Elymas is Saul prior to his conversion; Sergius Paulus is Paul, newly converted.

But the historical Paul was a man named Marcus who hailed from Northern Turkey, ca. 118 ad. Sergius Paulus is just a literary device.
by Joseph D. L.
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Replies: 50
Views: 2189

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

Since we're on the subject, observe the throne of St. Mark, made famous (or infamouse depending on your persuation) by Huller: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_5k1R8K5p93M/SfkPoYtiq0I/AAAAAAAAHEA/8k5367_-Puc/s400/image007.jpg Notice the wavy pattern on the base of the throne. It is clearly the same as that...
by Joseph D. L.
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Linquistic/Tonal similarities between Luke 1:1-4 and the Preface of Irenaeus's Against Heresies
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Linquistic/Tonal similarities between Luke 1:1-4 and the Preface of Irenaeus's Against Heresies

I am not at all knowledgeable on ancient Greek language, or it's many nuances and subtleties. I am also not knowledgeable about the typical speech/writing techniques or patterns writers would use in composing their works. For example, I'm incapable of detecting the rhetorical patterns that experts a...
by Joseph D. L.
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Plutarch's Osiris, Philo's Logos, and Paul's Jesus.
Replies: 19
Views: 397

Re: Plutarch's Osiris, Philo's Logos, and Paul's Jesus.

Ptah is a closer equivalent of Logos, though Plutarch does call Osiris Logos

The Egyptian ntr, Hu, was the first word Atum uttered to speak creation into being.