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by Joseph D. L.
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is Jesus already dead before the cruxifixion?
Replies: 27
Views: 9541

Re: Is Jesus already dead before the cruxifixion?

Paul seems to infer this idea in Gal 3:13, writing: Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree” This is in accordance with Jewish Law, per Deut 21:22-23: And if a man has committed a crime punishable by death...
by Joseph D. L.
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus and other saviors/heroes
Replies: 27
Views: 8562

Re: Jesus and other saviors/heroes

There are two big problems with most of this: 1) Many of these stories about Jesus didn't develop until much later. The original concept of Jesus was not even as a human being. The birth narrative, for example was added much later, many early Christian sects said that Jesus had never been born at a...
by Joseph D. L.
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Books and letters of Paul.
Replies: 20
Views: 7436

Re: 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 ep...
by Joseph D. L.
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Books and letters of Paul.
Replies: 20
Views: 7436

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: 235
Views: 73687

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: 1637

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: 20
Views: 7436

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: 1637

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: 1317

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: 1158

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.