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by Duvduv
Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The Strange Humility Displayed on the Coins of Agrippa II
Replies: 47
Views: 30248

Re: The Strange Humility Displayed on the Coins of Agrippa I

Then again, there is already confusion whether the coins identifying an Agrippa II are of him.
http://www.askelm.com/star/star015.htm
The Jewish sources don't identify an Agrippa I or II, just one fellow named Agrippa.
http://www.come-and-hear.com/sotah/sotah_41.html
by Duvduv
Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Peter...Basic question on Josephus:
Replies: 10
Views: 6236

Re: Peter...Basic question on Josephus:

If you are referring to the person known as Yosifon in Jewish tradition, this person is not Josephus. He was not Yosef ben Matityahu the priest (kohen), but was Yosef the brother of the wealthy Nakdimon, referred to as Nicodemus as identified in the gospel of John. But it is worth noting that the Je...
by Duvduv
Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The Strange Humility Displayed on the Coins of Agrippa II
Replies: 47
Views: 30248

Re: The Strange Humility Displayed on the Coins of Agrippa I

"Of course".......who would "Josephus" be portrayed as being friendly with? The latrine cleaner?? The mailman? The local blacksmith...........
by Duvduv
Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Detering, etc.
Replies: 55
Views: 36890

Re: Detering, etc.

That was NOT my point, and I am sure you understood that.......My point was that the fact of accepting on faith the technology operating the aircraft for your flight is done based on inference, precedence, logic, and not on empirical evidence of your flight because you don't have the foggiest idea o...
by Duvduv
Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Detering, etc.
Replies: 55
Views: 36890

Re: Detering, etc.

Adam, Adam............I see your little barb. But that is not the point, especially since there are no time machines, and your guess is as good as mine. My argument or challenge (however you want to label it) is straightforward. History at best is an approximation of events based on INFERENCE, LOGIC...
by Duvduv
Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Detering, etc.
Replies: 55
Views: 36890

Re: Detering, etc.

Not at all.Relyin on the claims of church apologists without empirical evidence is also relying on faith.
by Duvduv
Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Detering, etc.
Replies: 55
Views: 36890

Re: Detering, etc.

How ironic.......I NEVER denied my beliefs were based ultimately on faith. It is, however, people such as yourself who pretend you don't rely on faith in the claims of others for what you hypothesize. So how do you like them apples? But it isn't black or white, dumdum. You're just projecting your ow...
by Duvduv
Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Detering, etc.
Replies: 55
Views: 36890

Re: Detering, etc.

AND it takes quite a bit of FAITH to accept the claims of the ancient apologists at face value with no empirical evidence. The argument for a historical Moses and the idea that faith must be used to reach any conclusions regarding ancient Judaism or Christianity. Let us re-examine what DuvDuv wrote:...
by Duvduv
Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Detering, etc.
Replies: 55
Views: 36890

Re: Detering, etc.

I agree with you. But if you notice you will see that interpretation is accepted as fact based on faith, not just approximation or conjecture. It's time folks realize this, and stop talking about interpretations as though they were empirical facts. Peter, there is a tremendous flaw in the theory of ...
by Duvduv
Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:17 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Detering, etc.
Replies: 55
Views: 36890

Re: Detering, etc.

Peter, there is a tremendous flaw in the theory of critical analysis that ignores the context and relies on claims that cannot be empirically proven. We both knowthat, so why pretend otherwise? Regarding Huller, he is extremely intolerant in his advocacy of censorship. He should have worked for Prav...