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by MrMacSon
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Question for Secret Alias about Ishu.
Replies: 22
Views: 728

Re: Question for Secret Alias about Ishu.

MrMacSon wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:19 am
Is there a linguistic relationship between Ishu and Ἰησοῦς / Iesous ?
There's https://www.howtopronounce.com/ishu

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by MrMacSon
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Question for Secret Alias about Ishu.
Replies: 22
Views: 728

Re: Question for Secret Alias about Ishu.

Is there a linguistic relation between Ishu and Joshua/Yeshua? Is there a linguistic relationship between Ishu and Ἰησοῦς / Iēsoû / Iesous ? [eta: The Septuagint uses Ἰησοῖ as the dative, while the New Testament uses Ἰησοῦ.] There's also the question of whether there's a potential relationship, lin...
by MrMacSon
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is there a Relationship Between Papias's Discussion of Mark's Gospel and the First Book of Against Heresies?
Replies: 95
Views: 3686

Re: Is there a Relationship Between Papias's Discussion of Mark's Gospel and the First Book of Against Heresies?

Secret Alias wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:49 am

1. Tertullian's 'Against the Valentinians' testifies to the existence of a separate Irenaean treatise of the same name which was one of the sources for Book 1 ...
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Book 1 of ? ('Adv. Marcion' ? )
by MrMacSon
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gospel of John a Forgery, Johannine Communities Never Existed
Replies: 52
Views: 18501

Re: Gospel of John a Forgery, Johannine Communities Never Existed

Not sure if I follow. The horse measurement, at least how I'm seeing it my mind, is that of vertical height. Revelation 14:14-20, Gittin 57 and 2 Maccabees 12:16 makes a note of both height and length/distance. < . . snip . . > But there is, at least, a general height being made between the horse's...
by MrMacSon
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gospel of John a Forgery, Johannine Communities Never Existed
Replies: 52
Views: 18501

Re: Gospel of John a Forgery, Johannine Communities Never Existed

... Gittin 57 has blood up to a horse's nostrils ; Revelation 14.14-20 has blood up to a horse's bridle ; 1 Enoch 100.1-3 has blood up to a horse's breast ; and 4 Ezra 15.35-36 has blood up to a horse's belly . The horse is common to all of these, as is the measurement of blood somewhere upon its h...
by MrMacSon
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gospel of John a Forgery, Johannine Communities Never Existed
Replies: 52
Views: 18501

Re: Gospel of John a Forgery, Johannine Communities Never Existed

The implication is clearly again - Irenaeus is a liar. FWIW, - ... my opinion is that Irenaeus was just making wild guesses as to the word that should be associated with "666." Since he is the first early Christian author to cite Revelation (IIRC),and even he was unsure what it symbolized, this sug...
by MrMacSon
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The mystery of the mark of the Beast, 666/616, is solved and it proves I am right about Hadrian
Replies: 39
Views: 22448

Re: The mystery of the mark of the Beast, 666/616, is solved and it proves I am right about Hadrian

.... my opinion is that Irenaeus was just making wild guesses as to the word that should be associated with "666." Since he is the first early Christian author to cite Revelation (IIRC),and even he was unsure what it symbolized, this suggests that by the time Polycarp was publishing his collections...
by MrMacSon
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Celsus claims that only SOME (τίνες) Christians believed that Christ was lived on earth
Replies: 26
Views: 13796

Re: Celsus claims that only SOME (τίνες) Christians believed that Christ was lived on earth

I think there's a lot more to the start of Contra Celsum IV to unpack, especially commentary or rhetoric around prophecy and its role, - Contra Celsum , Book IV Chapter 1 ... we now, reverend Ambrosius, with prayer to God through Christ, offer this fourth book as a reply to what follows. And we pray...
by MrMacSon
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Herod the Great as an Intermediary Between Judea and Rome
Replies: 5
Views: 5684

Re: Herod the Great as an Intermediary Between Judea and Rome

It's interesting that Herod should be portrayed so differently in the NT. It is a bit of a mystery to me too. In the past couple years I have been exploring the possibility that the anti-Herod polemic in the Gospels was partly derived from Herod vs Hasmonean rivalries. Why might it have been associ...
by MrMacSon
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Herod the Great as an Intermediary Between Judea and Rome
Replies: 5
Views: 5684

Re: Herod the Great as an Intermediary Between Judea and Rome

MrMacSon, There is a difference, of course (tm) , in Josephus' motivation for writing War and twenty years later Antiquities. The former was written as propaganda ... The latter, on the other hand, written 20 years later, was a period where Josephus had meticulously collected more source material r...