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by neilgodfrey
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "These things" and "all these things" in Mark 13.4, 29-30.
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: "These things" and "all these things" in Mark 13.4, 29-30.

I wonder what would be the purpose/function of a pre-canonical prophecy (whether prior to the composition of Mark or as part of an earlier version of the Gospel of Mark) that apparently related to events well short of the Danielic appearance of the Son of Man. Thoughts?
by neilgodfrey
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How does the mythical Jesus thing hang together?
Replies: 107
Views: 2054

Re: How does the mythical Jesus thing hang together?

You seem confused. Please tell us what can be used as a bedrock writing of Paul himself? You have no historical evidence whatsoever that there was an actual person called Paul who really wrote Epistles to anyone at any time. I have stated my views clearly enough already. Refer back to my earlier co...
by neilgodfrey
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Let the reader understand... Again
Replies: 81
Views: 1340

Re: Let the reader understand... Again

Ernst Haenchen in Der Weg Jesu , pp 447-48, on how Mark 13:19 can be understood as the worst time ever . . . After depicting a situation where Christians will be required to flee for their lives without warning whenever the emperor's representative comes in to set up the image of the emperor and req...
by neilgodfrey
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Let the reader understand... Again
Replies: 81
Views: 1340

Re: Let the reader understand... Again

[*]I do not tend to take enduring "to the end" in verse 13 as meaning the end of this era in human history; I take it, on the heels of people being delivered over to their deaths in verse 12, as meaning that one is to endure in the faith until the end of his or her life . Ambiguity is a signature o...
by neilgodfrey
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How does the mythical Jesus thing hang together?
Replies: 107
Views: 2054

Re: How does the mythical Jesus thing hang together?

So what happens to you, what do you change or reconsider when Doherty quotes the Bible for his " smoking gun" evidence to support his argument that Jesus Christ was never on earth? Doherty's "Smoking Gun" Hebrews 8:4 For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest , seeing that there are priests...
by neilgodfrey
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How does the mythical Jesus thing hang together?
Replies: 107
Views: 2054

Re: How does the mythical Jesus thing hang together?

1 Thessalonians 2. 14-15 For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews: Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets , and have persecuted us; and t...
by neilgodfrey
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Many will come in my name.
Replies: 35
Views: 701

Re: Many will come in my name.

The evidence for R. Akiva declaring Bar Kokhba to be the Messiah is not rock solid. See Novenson, M. V. (2009). Why Does R. Akiba Acclaim Bar Kokhba as Messiah? Journal for the Study of Judaism, 40(4), 551–572. https://doi.org/10.1163/004722109X12499530635251 and the several citations in the same ar...
by neilgodfrey
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Any theories as to who Marcus Pompeius is?
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Any theories as to who Marcus Pompeius is?

At the end of chapter 141 of Dialogue With Trypho , Justin addresses the intended recipient as follows: When I had said this, dearest Marcus Pompeius, I came to an end. One thing I have noticed in Dialogue is the anachronistic way references to the bar Kochba revolt are made. Observe: "Trypho, I am...
by neilgodfrey
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How does the mythical Jesus thing hang together?
Replies: 107
Views: 2054

Re: How does the mythical Jesus thing hang together?

1 Thessalonians 2. 14-15 For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews: Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets , and have persecuted us; and t...
by neilgodfrey
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The date of 2 Thessalonians.
Replies: 76
Views: 3740

Re: The date of 2 Thessalonians.

2 Thessalonians 2.1-4: 2.1 Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the advent of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, 2 that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day o...