Search found 851 matches

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: 510

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: 5164

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: 5644

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: 5644

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: 1214

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."
by Blood
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: New Mythicist Evidence: Gospel of Philip 9
Replies: 29
Views: 11605

Re: New Mythicist Evidence: Gospel of Philip 9

The "Philip 9" lineation is from Internet sites only .... R. Wilson uses the same versification as Giuseppe in his 1962 translation and commentary of the gospel of Philip. His commentary follows the versification (which makes more sense than following the page and line numbers). No, he doesn't. Wil...
by Blood
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: New Mythicist Evidence: Gospel of Philip 9
Replies: 29
Views: 11605

Re: New Mythicist Evidence: Gospel of Philip 9

As I said before, the Gospel of Philip is really an overlooked text. There's all kinds of weird stuff lurking in there.
by Blood
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: New Mythicist Evidence: Gospel of Philip 9
Replies: 29
Views: 11605

Re: New Mythicist Evidence: Gospel of Philip 9

The "Philip 9" lineation is from Internet sites only, not the Brill edition, and I learned from R. Joseph Hoffman and Bart Ehrman that nothing on the Internet is trustworthy. :P
by Blood
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: New Mythicist Evidence: Gospel of Philip 9
Replies: 29
Views: 11605

Re: New Mythicist Evidence: Gospel of Philip 9

The correct lineation is Philip 53:6-9 (Nag Hammadi Codex II, Tractate 3). There is no "Phillip 9." "It was not only when he appeared that he voluntarily laid down his life, but he voluntarily laid down his life from the very day the world came into being." -- Isenberg's translation (in the original...
by Blood
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Justin: apostles = brothers of Jesus
Replies: 29
Views: 11228

Re: Justin: apostles = brothers of Jesus

Good find.