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by neilgodfrey
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Trees, crosses, and outstretched hands.
Replies: 67
Views: 4559

Re: Trees, crosses, and outstretched hands.

Do we really need to turn to a scholarly article to see that the posture has closer affinities to a Y or Ψ or even an H than a T?
by neilgodfrey
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Synoptic Luke-Marcion parallels?
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Synoptic Luke-Marcion parallels?

Thank you, SA, DCH and KK!
by neilgodfrey
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Synoptic Luke-Marcion parallels?
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Synoptic Luke-Marcion parallels?

Asking on behalf of a colleague: Does anyone know of any source that has Luke and Marcion fragments in parallel like they do the synoptic gospels?

Thanks,
Neil
by neilgodfrey
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: René Salm on AFA to discuss Nazareth
Replies: 24
Views: 1622

Re: René Salm on AFA to discuss Nazareth

In fact I think we find that most people on both sides of the historicity of Jesus debate readily concede that the existence or nonexistence of Nazareth in the early first century ce makes no difference to the question of the historicity of Jesus per se In theory maybe but in practice- the enemy of...
by neilgodfrey
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: René Salm on AFA to discuss Nazareth
Replies: 24
Views: 1622

Re: René Salm on AFA to discuss Nazareth

I think the reason most mythicists care about what Salm says or any of these other 'niche amateur scholars' say is that they agree with his conclusions and find them useful. In fact I think we find that most people on both sides of the historicity of Jesus debate readily concede that the existence ...
by neilgodfrey
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: René Salm on AFA to discuss Nazareth
Replies: 24
Views: 1622

Re: René Salm on AFA to discuss Nazareth

In any case, the Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land has this to say (after noting that excavations have not been extensive): ....... ETA: This article discusses the excavation of a house in Nazareth purportedly from the first century CE. It is the vagueness and ambiguities in these descri...
by neilgodfrey
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: René Salm on AFA to discuss Nazareth
Replies: 24
Views: 1622

Re: René Salm on AFA to discuss Nazareth

The Nazareth discussion suffers from the issue of "absence of evidence is no proof of absence", On the other hand it is more usually harder to claim X if we have no evidence for X. and isn't the "absence of evidence" disputed by the Israel Antiquities Authority? What does the IAA say is the evidenc...
by neilgodfrey
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Let the reader understand... Again
Replies: 147
Views: 9874

Re: Let the reader understand... Again

Neil Godfrey wrote: Just for the record, Ernst Haenchen (apparently Ken's source) acknowledges that these events were taking place as early as Paul's own missionary activity (pp.441f). Neil, when you say "these events" did you mean to include Mark 13.-12-13 and 14-20, about Roman officials putting ...
by neilgodfrey
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Let the reader understand... Again
Replies: 147
Views: 9874

Re: Let the reader understand... Again

Does Paul mention that Christians who have actually been put to death by the Roman authorities? What would suggest a situation such as that described in Mark 13:12-13? Which reminds me of the injunction in Romans 13 to be subject to god-ordained authorities. One would expect a caveat if emperor wor...
by neilgodfrey
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Let the reader understand... Again
Replies: 147
Views: 9874

Re: Let the reader understand... Again

Ken Olson wrote: The instruction for Christians to flee in Mark 13.14 is actually advice for how Christians should behave during Roman persecution, during which Christians were compelled on pain of death to worship statues of Caesar and the gods. Following Haenchen, I have taken the “abomination of...