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by klewis
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Exodus 4:24
Replies: 17
Views: 1100

Re: Exodus 4:24

I am more of the follow the poetry (parallels) guy as a means of determining the intent of the writing. After all, if you know how they wrote the text then you can derive more meanings behind it. After all, if you know how the story was written then you know what the author intended it to be read. B...
by klewis
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The power of failed prophecy.
Replies: 21
Views: 4960

Re: The power of failed prophecy.

I think it is Christian at least in its present form. Joshua/Jesus with hands stretched on fruitful tree. If I understand well, do you think that the "Christianism" in the text is to be founded in the fact that "Joshua/Jesus with hands stretched on fruitful tree" ? Have you considered that the Josh...
by klewis
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The Original Abram Moses Parallel
Replies: 0
Views: 1295

The Original Abram Moses Parallel

My attempt to reconstruct an earlier Abram / Moses Parallel. Moses’ Calling (3:1 - 4:19). Moses told to leave his life and return to Egypt ((E) Exod 3:7-10 ; (JE) 4:18-19). Moses argued with God to bring Aaron and God allowed him to come (E)(Exod 4:10-17) Moses’ Calling (3:1 - 4:19). Moses told to l...
by klewis
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Further reason to date Mark after 90 CE (and probably somewhat later)
Replies: 5
Views: 854

Re: Further reason to date Mark after 90 CE (and probably somewhat later)

This is more of an hypothesis stacked on a hypothesis with the assumption that all is known is all that we have written. There are probably plenty of "Off with your head" stories at the time that would not would not need Josephus. There are also plenty of Josephus stories that he tells in which was ...
by klewis
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: New book - How Scribes Invented the Biblical Priest-King
Replies: 11
Views: 3436

Re: New book - How Scribes Invented the Biblical Priest-King

I think he's right. The original reading was Sodom. It makes sense because first the original garden was Sodom (Gen 13:10) in Edom: Adam, a Snake, and a Tree (Gen 3:1-24) Moses the Bronze Serpent and Striking the Rock Adam and Eve lived in a garden with everything provided (J) (Gen 3:1-3). The snak...
by klewis
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What if only the Romans killed Jesus (in the Earliest Gospel)?
Replies: 5
Views: 1905

Re: What if only the Romans killed Jesus (in the Earliest Gospel)?

Matthew 19:28 is a product of parallel formation: A(19:23-24) 19:23 it will be hard for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven.(19:23) (τὴν βασιλείαν τῶν οὐρανῶν) B(19:25) 19:25 Who then can be saved? (19:25) (τίς ἄρα δύαται σωθῆναι) C(19:26) 19:26 for God all things are possible. (19:26) B'...
by klewis
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was the Acts's Paul modeled on Marcion's life, too?
Replies: 3
Views: 2242

Re: Was the Acts's Paul modeled on Marcion's life, too?

To carry this idea a bit further, if we walk through the parallels we could construct a plausible succession in which Marcion was the final leader. Luke and Acts form a simple parallel in which Jesus replaces John the Baptist early on just as Paul replaces Peter early on. The journey of Jesus in Luk...
by klewis
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Yahwist’s Parallel Formation Techniques
Replies: 17
Views: 9292

Re: Yahwist’s Parallel Formation Techniques

BibleWorks may have it origins in conservative Christianity just as Logos. The difference between the two was that BibleWorks separated scholarship from theology and decided early on that the tool was meant for Hebrew and Greek studies. They provided a large set of works as part of the base package ...
by klewis
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Canon
Replies: 43
Views: 16941

Re: The Canon

Didache, Ignatius, Polycarp, Shepherd of Hermas, gThomas...Are you supposing that there might not have been any Christian texts published, bought, and sold in the 2nd century? *** I'm not sure what you're suggesting and/or asking. Could you put it more directly? Of course. I do not doubt that there...
by klewis
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Yahwist’s Parallel Formation Techniques
Replies: 17
Views: 9292

Re: Yahwist’s Parallel Formation Techniques

BibleWorks was and is a program that was primarily used for translators and Biblical scholars. It has many translations from many different languages. It contains advance search abilities for the ancient texts and the translated texts. It gives the user the ability to for words in all their variants...