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by neilgodfrey
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: It's all yours (Was about a non-Nazareth indicator)
Replies: 49
Views: 854

Re: It's all yours (Was about a non-Nazareth indicator)

Mark is deceptive. It shows signs of structural intent. The sequences starting with the feedings (another pair of texts with a common source that have drifted apart) . . . . On the one hand our author is said to combine different sources (oral or written) into single narratives leaving tell-tale si...
by neilgodfrey
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: It's all yours (Was about a non-Nazareth indicator)
Replies: 49
Views: 854

Re: It's all yours (Was about a non-Nazareth indicator)

I think that Mark's poor grammar and syntax have been exaggerated in some circles. . . . . The specific kind of awkwardness I am pinpointing here, which amounts to a syntactic tension between direct speech and narration (including indirect speech, which is a species of narration), or at least the l...
by neilgodfrey
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?
Replies: 239
Views: 4098

Re: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?

LIWC analyser Interesting site. I ran some bastardized recollection of some Caesar, along with a lot of BS, through it. Gaul is separated in three parts. In the south, there is Narbonensis, a land adjacent to Spain and Italy. In the north, there are the Lowlands, fertile plains that face the North ...
by neilgodfrey
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?
Replies: 239
Views: 4098

Re: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?

LIWC analyser Interesting site. I ran some bastardized recollection of some Caesar, along with a lot of BS, through it. Gaul is separated in three parts. In the south, there is Narbonensis, a land adjacent to Spain and Italy. In the north, there are the Lowlands, fertile plains that face the North ...
by neilgodfrey
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?
Replies: 239
Views: 4098

Re: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?

John T, why don't you try to be nice? Why all the "childish name calling" (that you say you deplore in others) and hostile sarcasm and put-downs? Why not try to be civil? The shoe is on the other foot and you don't like it? :o As I warned from the get go I was going to give a tit for tat, a taste o...
by neilgodfrey
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?
Replies: 239
Views: 4098

Re: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?

Any time you want to return to civility and argue the merits, all you have to do is, simply do so. Just a thought. ;) John T The merits..... John T, I have just run your comments on the last three pages through an LIWC analyser : Their analytic score was 38.58 % (Even Donald Trump's score is higher...
by neilgodfrey
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?
Replies: 239
Views: 4098

Re: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?

John T, I have just run your comments on the last three pages through an LIWC analyser : Their analytic score was 38.58 % (Even Donald Trump's score is higher than that !) Despite this below par level of analytical thinking their confidence score was 88.8% The imbalance reminds one of the Dunning-Kr...
by neilgodfrey
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?
Replies: 239
Views: 4098

Re: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?

" his writings " = Plural. Josephus is being cited from more than once source and not just Antiquities. By this logic Eusebius is quoting a line that Josephus wrote more than once in different writings. In other words, at least once in a work by Josephus now lost to us and in a passage since remove...
by neilgodfrey
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: It's all yours (Was about a non-Nazareth indicator)
Replies: 49
Views: 854

Re: It's all yours (Was about a non-Nazareth indicator)

I am handicapped by my very poor knowledge of Greek and Mark's Greek in particular. My questions relate as much to "syntactical awkwardness" as they did to the word "grammatical". How much of the Gospel of Mark is syntactically infelicitous and can we draw similar conclusions about sources from ever...
by neilgodfrey
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?
Replies: 239
Views: 4098

Re: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?

2. Did Josephus write that one of the main causes of the war was due to the execution of James the Just, the brother of Jesus, Yes or No? Eusebius wrote that Josephus said that the death of James was the cause of the siege of Jerusalem ; ( not "one of the main causes of the war" itself). Toe stub n...