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by JoeWallack
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Skeptical Critical Commentary - Gospel of Mark
Replies: 33
Views: 23263

Is It True That When You Say Noah You Mean Yeshua?

JW : Obviously it's possible that 1:1-3 is original. Even though it seems misplaced based on observations in this unholy Thread there is an interesting reason why it may be original and at odds with the rest of GMark. In general GMark has a ironic, contrasting and reversing style. See: Mark.How Muc...
by JoeWallack
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Papias of Hiersaypolis
Replies: 6
Views: 1087

Re: Papias Fiction

Carlson, contra Ben, rightly (I think) concludes that Papias wrote alot but it was primarily theological/polemical and not commentary on GMark/GMatthew. I agree that it was (probably) not primarily commentary on the gospels of Mark and Matthew. I have never thought it was primarily commentary on wr...
by JoeWallack
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Papias of Hiersaypolis
Replies: 6
Views: 1087

Papias Fiction

Le Grace JW : Stephen Carlson, responsible for The Gospel Hoax Hoax, tries to resurrect (I tell you the truth, I never believed in any kind of resurrection until I saw John Travolta in Pulp Fiction ) his reputation at the brave and influential Skeptic's blog, Bart Ehrman, and concludes as follows r...
by JoeWallack
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Paul the First to Assert that Jesus was Crucified?
Replies: 78
Views: 19998

They Were Just Following Religious orders

The Ballad of John JW : Chronology of Pauline/Fake Pauline Epistles: Pauline epistles Chronology of Pauline Epistles Mention of Crucifixion? Emphasis of Epistle Context of Crucifixion Commentary 1 Thessalonians No Belief in Jesus' resurrection N/A It is generally thought that orthodox Christianity ...
by JoeWallack
Fri May 31, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mary of Clopas = Mary, the sister of Jesus?
Replies: 32
Views: 5756

Mary, Mary, Mary. Quite Contrary

Remember John John The relationships between Clopas/Cleopas, Sim(e)on, the various Maries, James and Joses, and the "brothers of the Lord" are exceedingly tangled and confusing, yes. I have been trying to sort them all out for quite a long time now. So far my insights are essentially limited to the...
by JoeWallack
Fri May 31, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Skeptical Critical Commentary - Gospel of Mark
Replies: 33
Views: 23263

Welcome Back Keutzer

Yeah we tease "Mark" alot cuz we gottit on the spot, welcome back. Mark 2:25 And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did, when he was in need and was hungry, he and those who were with him: Mark 9:12 And he said to them, “Elijah does come first to restore all things. And how is it writ...
by JoeWallack
Tue May 28, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Skeptical Critical Commentary - Gospel of Mark
Replies: 33
Views: 23263

1:4 Translation

JW : Translation follows Textual Criticsm: 1:4 Strong's Greek English Morphology Commentary 1096 [e] Ἐγένετο egeneto Came V-AIM-3S The word has a context of change . A stylish word to use at the beginning (first word) of a Gospel. More grammatical support for omission of 1:1-3 because if it was the...
by JoeWallack
Sun May 26, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Skeptical Critical Commentary - Gospel of Mark
Replies: 33
Views: 23263

Luukee! Ya Got Sum Splainin Ta Do.

Consider the parallel evidence of Clement of Alexandria: And to prove that this is true, it is written in the Gospel by Luke as follows: And in the fifteenth year, in the reign of Tiberius Cæsar, the word of the Lord came to John, the son of Zacharias. And again in the same book: And Jesus was comi...
by JoeWallack
Sun May 26, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Skeptical Critical Commentary - Gospel of Mark
Replies: 33
Views: 23263

John Was Baptizing

JW : 1 4 John came, who baptized in the wilderness and preached the baptism of repentance unto remission of sins. Textual Criticism = Is the definite article before "baptize" (John the Baptizer) turning the phrase into a title? Laparola [No definite article] βαπτίζων ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ καὶ] A E F G H K Pv...
by JoeWallack
Sat May 25, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Proofs That Jesus Existed
Replies: 338
Views: 100720

Argument From Excessive Adjectives

ARGUMENT FROM EXCESSIVE ADJECTIVES 1. Per Historicity [regarding the baptism of Jesus]: Most modern scholars believe view it as a historical event a high degree of certainty can be assigned these two facts "rank so high 'almost impossible to doubt or deny' scale of historical facts" often the starti...