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by Blood
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Matthew's gospel first written in Hebrew?
Replies: 80
Views: 21047

Re: Matthew's gospel first written in Hebrew?

There is a simpler solution. Those citing Papias had no clue about the original language, and frankly didn't care. Their objective was to justify the binding order of the four gospels with Matthew first, before Mark. By saying he wrote in Hebrew helped give priority to Matthew, since it dovetailed ...
by Blood
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Original Romans 1:21f
Replies: 11
Views: 8156

Re: The Original Romans 1:21f

I think this condemns the Jews for angel worship which is a familiar theme in the Preaching of Peter from the same period. The homosexuality nonsense was added later - probably because of the controversy surrounding Secret Mark. I think Jesus is referencing himself as the angel 'Man' (= ish) and th...
by Blood
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dirk Obbink Busted!
Replies: 3
Views: 8095

Dirk Obbink Busted!

Bombshell news! https://www.ees.ac.uk/news/professor-obbink-and-missing-ees-papyri?fbclid=IwAR0-Yc_ijEnej2GgW_ypy-xqyxkkifp4z6ZlMObsKh1jb4pa9Gv_b8EBcMQ "With the help of photographs provided by the MOTB [Museum of the Bible], the EES has so far identified thirteen texts from its collection, twelve o...
by Blood
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16
Replies: 83
Views: 58858

Re: 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16

The interpolated text (verse 14-16) is written after 70 CE, as verse 16b ‘But God’s wrath has come upon them at last!’ refers to the destruction of Jerusalem at the end of the war against the Romans. Paul’s career ended before the war. More likely IMO that the entire thing was written after AD 70, ...
by Blood
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why "Egypt" is "where also their Lord was crucified"
Replies: 22
Views: 16418

Re: Why "Egypt" is "where also their Lord was crucified"

At least one manuscript has "our Lord" rather than "their Lord." Thus, the KJV: And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. My 27th edition of Nestle-Aland prefers "their." Technically, it says "the...
by Blood
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is it Fair to Say that Joseph of Arimathea Was Introduced to Prove the Empty Tomb Was Miraculous?
Replies: 38
Views: 26526

Re: Is it Fair to Say that Joseph of Arimathea Was Introduced to Prove the Empty Tomb Was Miraculous?

It is odd that someone who isn't a disciple is suddenly introduced into the gospel narrative - a 'respectable' Jew who has no discernible or implied connection to Christianity. Standard Christian apologetic thinking would (and probably has) put this down as a "proof" in their column, for both the r...
by Blood
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Irenaeus Says that the Valentinians Used the Johannine Prologue Rather than the Gospel of John as Such
Replies: 25
Views: 20661

Re: Irenaeus Says that the Valentinians Used the Johannine Prologue Rather than the Gospel of John as Such

Irenaeus writes: Those, moreover, who follow Valentinus, making copious use of that according to John, to illustrate their conjunctions, shall be proved to be totally in error by means of this very Gospel, as I have shown in the first book. Since, then, our opponents do bear testimony to us, and ma...
by Blood
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did the pillars claim to be "Brothers of the Lord"?
Replies: 39
Views: 23478

Re: Did the pillars claim to be "Brothers of the Lord"?

Ethan wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:50 am
Then maybe Josephine Quinn shouldn't write a book in a Phoenician derived alphabet.

The Old Testament is PHOENICIAN Literature.
The author isn't denying that people called themselves Phoenicians, or that there was a Phoenician alphabet.
by Blood
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did the pillars claim to be "Brothers of the Lord"?
Replies: 39
Views: 23478

Re: Did the pillars claim to be "Brothers of the Lord"?

Christians and Jews believe Phoenicians never existed. There's a new book by Josephine Quinn called "In Search of the Phoenicians" (Princeton) in which it's argued that there was no nation as such called "Phoenicia." The author asserts that the concept of a Phoenician nation only emerged as a legit...
by Blood
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who Do Scholars Say is a Fake Person in Christian Antiquity?
Replies: 4
Views: 4570

Re: Who Do Scholars Say is a Fake Person in Christian Antiquity?

Christian scholars have no problem admitting that people in the Old Testament (Job, Daniel, Judith, Esther, Tobit, etc) were fictional, i.e. "fake."

But everybody in the New Testament is real. Don't question them.

In marketing this process is known as "protecting the brand."