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by nightshadetwine
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Christianity and the Roman Imperial cult
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Christianity and the Roman Imperial cult

Sueton: "Julius Marathus informs us, that a few months before his birth, there happened at Rome a prodigy, by which was signified that Nature was in travail with a king for the Roman people; and that the senate, in alarm, came to the resolution that no child born that year should be brought up; but...
by nightshadetwine
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Christianity and the Roman Imperial cult
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Christianity and the Roman Imperial cult

This post is related to a previous post I made about ANE Kingship. http://earlywritings.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4653 Besides ANE royal ideology, Christianity also shares motifs with Greco-Roman royal cults. In the NT, Jesus is being presented as the king and savior so he shares motifs with pre...
by nightshadetwine
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The story of Jesus is the story of the divine king in ANE religion.
Replies: 4
Views: 2453

Re: The story of Jesus is the story of the divine king in ANE religion.

In the ANE and Greco-Roman era, the king was the son of god or representative of god/the gods. The king would sometimes have miraculous stories associated with his birth and death. The birth and coronation of the king meant that a time of peace and salvation was coming, the evil would be destroyed a...
by nightshadetwine
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The story of Jesus is the story of the divine king in ANE religion.
Replies: 4
Views: 2453

Re: The story of Jesus is the story of the divine king in ANE religion.

This royal ritual is also found in the mystery cults and Christianity where the initiate goes through a ritual death and resurrection/rebirth and purification. It seems like at some point the royal ritual which gave the Pharaoh/king eternal life eventually was performed by the common people in the ...
by nightshadetwine
Sun May 19, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus as Logos or 'mediator'
Replies: 3
Views: 2055

Re: Jesus as Logos or 'mediator'

The discussion about the god as mediator is boring if it is not specified how the mediation works truly according to the different theologies. That's the thing, the mediator is pretty much the same in all of these theologies. I think this is the problem. People/scholars are making this a lot more c...
by nightshadetwine
Sun May 19, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus as Logos or 'mediator'
Replies: 3
Views: 2055

Re: Jesus as Logos or 'mediator'

Dying and resurrecting savior as mediator: Euripides Bacchae Translated by Ian Johnston I’ve arrived here in the land of Thebes, I, Dionysus, son of Zeus, born to him from Semele, Cadmus’ daughter, delivered by a fiery midwife—Zeus’ lightning flash.(1) Yes, I’ve changed my form from god to human, ap...
by nightshadetwine
Sun May 19, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus as Logos or 'mediator'
Replies: 3
Views: 2055

Jesus as Logos or 'mediator'

One of the main 'motifs' or concepts associated with Jesus is that of a mediator between god or the divine and humanity. This concept is related to the Logos, Wisdom/Maat(as found in Hebrew and Egyptian religion), the dying and resurrecting savior, and the king/messiah. These are all mediators betwe...
by nightshadetwine
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Replies: 77
Views: 55123

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

[quote=nightshadetwine post_id=97925 time=1556299158 user_id=7451 I am so sorry, as you will see in my previous post, I did not want to hijack this thread. I was in the wrong and out of scope on this thread. I think Friedman, makes a great case that the Levites were Egyptians and that would be a so...
by nightshadetwine
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Replies: 77
Views: 55123

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

The book of Revelation has as its foundations the Hebrew Scriptures. The difference is that Revelation quotes the Hebrew Scriptures using Hebrew Poetry or what I call Parallel Formation. For example, Revelation chapter 4 forms a chiasmus with Ezekiel chapter 1. Likewise Revelation 17 forms a simple...
by nightshadetwine
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Spring festivals/celebrations for dying and resurrecting saviors
Replies: 0
Views: 4589

Spring festivals/celebrations for dying and resurrecting saviors

The death and resurrection of Jesus took place around the time of Passover which is in the spring. Passover starts during the full moon and apparently on the 15th day of Nisan. Osiris's death and resurrection was associated with the full moon. A festival was celebrated for Osiris "coming to the moon...