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by yalla
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark 8:24: “I see people, but they look like trees, walking.”
Replies: 3
Views: 3859

Re: Mark 8:24: “I see people, but they look like trees, walking.”

From "Saint Mark" - Pelican New testament Commentaries, D.E.Nineham Mark 8.24 "A fairly close Hellenistic parallel can be cited from an inscription recording a cure in the Temple of Asclepius at Epidaurus....A certain Alceta of Halice was cured of blindness by the god and 'the first things he saw we...
by yalla
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul only / Damascus chronology
Replies: 19
Views: 13300

Re: Paul only / Damascus chronology

Just as a sort of footnote to this: Gal1.15 "But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, ..." In my RSV it has a footnote to the bolded word to the effect that it is the ...
by yalla
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Are the archons in Rom 13 demons too?
Replies: 4
Views: 3392

Re: Are the archons in Rom 13 demons too?

F.F.Bruce in His Tyndale NT Commentary on Romans states, with reference to Rom 13.1-7, 'in the present context the 'powers' appear to be human rulers rather than angelic powers" but notes that Oscar Cullman in his book "Christ and Time" opts for the reference being to both angelic and human powers.
by yalla
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Shroud and Historicity
Replies: 94
Views: 49947

Re: The Shroud and Historicity

Joe Nickell, the shroud and National Geographic.
https://www.csicop.org/specialarticles/ ... hic_author
by yalla
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who existed ? When ? Where ?
Replies: 287
Views: 138053

Re: Who existed ? When ? Where ?

Wiki "Serapeum" A serapeum is a temple or other religious institution dedicated to the syncretic Greco-Egyptian deity Serapis Serapea in Italy 1. Regio tertia - first half of the 1st century BCE 2. Campus Martius - This temple, dedicated to Isis and Serapis, was first dedicated by the triumvirs in 4...
by yalla
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Rules of Historical Reasoning
Replies: 257
Views: 110309

Re: Rules of Historical Reasoning

Review by Rafael Lataster on Carrier's OHJ .."To be published in the Journal of Religious History, around December 2014." http://www.raphaellataster.com/articles/review-richard-carrier2014.html An extract "As a result, this work far outdoes anything the typically-amateurish mythicists have produced ...
by yalla
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dating of the Fourth Gospel: Nongbri
Replies: 22
Views: 12613

Re: Dating of the Fourth Gospel: Nongbri

A review of Roger Bagnall's book "Early Christian Books in Egypt" http://www.reltech.org/TC/v16/Bagnall2011rev.pdf "First,there has been a tendency to date Christian papyri too early. And, secondly, there is little evidence for the emergence or visibility of Christianity in Egypt before the end of t...
by yalla
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: But Now That Faith Has Come
Replies: 16
Views: 13430

Re: But Now That Faith Has Come

"He is not saying different things to people" That is exactly what he is doing. He tells us that in his own words. "20 To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. 21...
by yalla
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: But Now That Faith Has Come
Replies: 16
Views: 13430

Re: But Now That Faith Has Come

Whatever you say Iskander.

But Joe is right too.

See what I just did?
That is what Paul is bragging about doing.
Saying different things to different people which necessarily involves contradiction [and dishonesty].
by yalla
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: But Now That Faith Has Come
Replies: 16
Views: 13430

Re: But Now That Faith Has Come

Well, just to give one example, from 1 Cor above:
" I have become all things to all people".
Pretty blatant actually.