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by MrMacSon
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Single Strangest Thing About the Gospel
Replies: 24
Views: 193

Re: The Single Strangest Thing About the Gospel

'Paulianity' is becoming a bigger thing (especially in current apologetics) ...
by MrMacSon
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why I don't see myself as a Christ Mythicist
Replies: 73
Views: 990

Re: Why I don't see myself as a Christ Mythicist

Hi Neil. Could you clarify please ? Is your argument that although 1st century CE Christians believed in a recently executed historical Jesus, we cannot tell if this Jesus really existed or not ? Or is your argument that we cannot tell whether 1st century CE Christians believed in a historical Jesu...
by MrMacSon
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Single Strangest Thing About the Gospel
Replies: 24
Views: 193

Re: The Single Strangest Thing About the Gospel

Secret Alias wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:24 pm
2. Real Madrid will lose to PSG - INTERPRETATION
= 'proposition', 'prediction', or 'induction'
by MrMacSon
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Were the followers of John the Baptist only gnostics?
Replies: 5
Views: 47

Re: Were the followers of John the Baptist only gnostics?

. Some people have commented that gJohn (+/- other Johannine texts) align with the Hermetica: Egyptian-Greek wisdom texts which are mostly presented as dialogues in which a teacher, generally identified as Hermes Trismegistus ("thrice-greatest Hermes"), enlightens a disciple. http://gnosis.org/libr...
by MrMacSon
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The Mishna, etc
Replies: 52
Views: 1288

Re: The Mishna, etc

Christian mysticism Greco-Judean influences Jewish antecedents Jewish spirituality in the period before Jesus was highly corporate and public, based mostly on the worship services of the synagogues, which included the reading and interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures and the recitation of prayers...
by MrMacSon
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was John the Baptist invented?
Replies: 12
Views: 182

Re: Was John the Baptist invented?

. Lena Einhorn has also noted there are arguments against Josephus’ reference to John being authentic - John the Baptist is not at all mentioned in De bello Judaico , although when it was written in the 70s, John had been dead for several decades. The appearance of John the Baptist is very sudden, ...
by MrMacSon
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was John the Baptist invented?
Replies: 12
Views: 182

Re: Was John the Baptist invented?

. The passage about John the Baptist in Antiquities 18.116-119 ( Whiston's chapter 18.5.2) interrupts the flow of the texts either side of it. It's as if it has been inserted. Frank Zindler's five reason to suspect an interpolation ( The Jesus the Jews Never Knew ) (1) The Baptist material intrudes...
by MrMacSon
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was John the Baptist invented?
Replies: 12
Views: 182

Re: Was John the Baptist invented?

Anne-Marie 2017-12-10 08:35:47 UTC Hi Neil , I have thouroughly studied this topic and have written a book about it: John the Baptist was Jesus! There were clues left in the gospels that confirm this: http://www.johnbecamejesus.com Apparently this has been known throughout the centuries, as I have ...
by MrMacSon
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Carrier and the ideal Hurtado about (still) the Logos-Jesus
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Carrier and the ideal Hurtado about (still) the Logos-Jesus

I see a progress also in Carrier's view about the presumed Logos-Jesus of Philo. He concedes : There can remain disagreement on whether Philo meant the archangelic Son of God High Priest was the Jesus Son of God High Priest in Zechariah 6. Because that all hinges on how the evidence is interpreted ...
by MrMacSon
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Carrier versus Hurtado about what there was in the mind of Philo
Replies: 67
Views: 825

Re: Carrier versus Hurtado about what there was in the mind of Philo

He didn't make a secret of it - Carrier recently published a book entitled On the Historicity of Jesus: Why We Might Have Reason to Doubt which lays out his views and arguments. I have been meaning to purchase, read, and review that book for this site since it was released, but I refuse to pay $85 ...