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by MrMacSon
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The raising of Lazarus and baptism/initiation?
Replies: 11
Views: 254

Re: The raising of Lazarus and baptism/initiation?

Calling the new Osiris-Unis by three names in Recitation 153 before calling him 'Great of Magic', and the three verses that follow, reminds me of the 3 Magi who visit baby Jesus . The Akhet's door has been opened, its door bolts have drawn back. He has come to you, Red Crown; he has come to you, Fie...
by MrMacSon
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The raising of Lazarus and baptism/initiation?
Replies: 11
Views: 254

Re: The raising of Lazarus and baptism/initiation?

* there's lots of commentary about mouths from Recitation 23, including a mouth opening ritual, the mouth opening meal, - including lots of bread and wine, - cleaning the mouth, spells for the power of nourishment, including Recitation 117 - "Osirus Unis, accept the pupil of Horus's eye: part your ...
by MrMacSon
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The raising of Lazarus and baptism/initiation?
Replies: 11
Views: 254

Re: The raising of Lazarus and baptism/initiation?

Further to the excerpt of Recitation 152 in The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts in nightshadetwine's OP, here is a fuller excerpt of it and excerpts of Recitations either side of it [link to the The Pyramid Texts of Unis in Google Books] Recitation 151 [starts] Osiris, this Unis has come, the Ennead'...
by MrMacSon
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Top suspects that could have invented the historical Jesus?
Replies: 127
Views: 32633

Re: Paul's Arabian Adventure

It never ceases to amaze me the mental gymnastics that some scholars employ. Case in point [highlighting and underlining mine] --- ... McGuire looked at the internal evidence - . Despite the marked similarity of the two epistles, I submit that Galatians comes from a later hand and presupposes the r...
by MrMacSon
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Top suspects that could have invented the historical Jesus?
Replies: 127
Views: 32633

Re: Top suspects that could have invented the historical Jesus?

I see no method that has been proposed which is not just based on a series of assumptions about the texts which can indicate which of these is more likely than not. As such, the silence of Tertullian cannot indicate the textual reliability of the passage either. When you say 'the texts' I presume y...
by MrMacSon
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was the resurrection of Jesus similar to Lazarus's resurrection ?
Replies: 41
Views: 534

Re: Was the resurrection of Jesus similar to Lazarus's resurrection ?

12 .... Upon this, her mother, the first woman, was moved with compassion towards her daughter [ Prunicus * ] , on her repentance, and begged from the first man that Christ should be sent to her assistance, who, being sent forth, descended to his sister [ Prunicus ] , and to the besprinkling of lig...
by MrMacSon
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was the resurrection of Jesus similar to Lazarus's resurrection ?
Replies: 41
Views: 534

Re: Was the resurrection of Jesus similar to Lazarus's resurrection ?

There's so much Jewish, Gnostic and semi-Christian syncretism in that chapter 30 of Irenaeus's Against Heresies . e.g. the first section - 1. Others, again, portentously declare that there exists, in the power of Bythus, a certain primary light, blessed, incorruptible, and infinite: this is the Fath...
by MrMacSon
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Quest of the mythical Jesus available online
Replies: 39
Views: 1104

Re: Quest of the mythical Jesus available online

I've read most leading scholarship on Simonian tradition ... Have you read the paper I referred to above? - Jan N. Bremmer , 'Simon Magus: The Invention and Reception of a Magician in a Christian Context', Religion in the Roman Empire (RRE), Vol. 5 (2019) / no. 2, pp. 246-270 (25). (I haven't, yet....
by MrMacSon
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Irenaeus talks about a celestial crucifixion in 4:1
Replies: 31
Views: 337

Re: Irenaeus talks about a celestial crucifixion in 4:1

Another reference to the same celestial crucifixion is in [Irenaeus, Adv. haers .] 1:7:2: https://www.newadvent.org/fathers/0103107.htm The concepts outlined there are interesting. It's as if they're fore-runners of Christian theology. The same passage with different emphases - They hold, according...
by MrMacSon
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Irenaeus talks about a celestial crucifixion in 4:1
Replies: 31
Views: 337

Re: Irenaeus talks about a celestial crucifixion in 4:1

The rest of the chapter goes on with Christianity-lite themes (and a couple of NT passages; one disagreeable, one agreeable) - Wherefore also she is called by two names — Sophia after her father (for Sophia is spoken of as being her father ), and Holy Spirit from that Spirit who is along with Christ...