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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: 413

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: 413

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: 135

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: 2610

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: 2610

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: 2610

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: 2610

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
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 'First Century Mark' Now Dated to Second/Third Centuries
Replies: 51
Views: 25604

Re: 'First Century Mark' Now Dated to Second/Third Centuries

https://brentnongbri.com/2018/06/12/first-century-mark-and-second-century-romans/ This article cites a press release dated August 1, 2012, entitled "Brill to Publish New Papyrus Series from The Green Collection." This new series was supposed to be edited by Dirk Obbink and Jerry Pattengale. Who is ...
by Blood
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 'First Century Mark' Now Dated to Second/Third Centuries
Replies: 51
Views: 25604

Re: 'First Century Mark' Now Dated to Second/Third Centuries

https://brentnongbri.com/2018/06/12/first-century-mark-and-second-century-romans/ There you go. It implies that "First Century Mark" was supposed to be part of the early scraps mysteriously acquired by "The Green Collection" in 2011. The article also quotes Steve Green giving the whole game away: “...