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by Blood
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Philo on "the generation of Seth"
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Philo on "the generation of Seth"

Philo of Alexandria: On the Posterity of Cain and his Exile "XII. (40) But as after Cain had begotten Enoch, one of the posterity of Seth is also subsequently called Enoch, it may be well to consider, whether the two namesakes were men of different or of similar dispositions and characters. And at ...
by Blood
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Josephus Myth
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: The Josephus Myth

There are uncanny parallels between the Josephus story and the fable of Joseph the Patriarch https://books.google.com/books?id=l23258NI8nQC&pg=PA30&lpg=PA30&dq="though+not+generally+regarded+as+a+prophet"&source=bl&ots=Dr_rpQAReR&sig=zHBaTd-2y-nbR5LoJPVBIFJEm6s&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjC5ObH2szZAhVo5...
by Blood
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who wrote the NT?
Replies: 12
Views: 753

Re: Who wrote the NT?

They were people with enough free time, money, and literacy to obtain copies of the LXX and study it deeply, and had access to a Greek-style education to a certain degree, both of which put them in an elite category -- a far cry from the humble "pious tradents" that modern scholarship would like to ...
by Blood
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The syncretistic origins of Christianity.
Replies: 95
Views: 4083

Re: The syncretistic origins of Christianity.

Your point would make sense only if Paul were the first Christian. Ex hypothesi , and in accordance with several statements from the epistles, he was not. Paul using (mainly) the LXX for his gentile converts no more disproves a Judean/Semitic origin for Christianity than Philo using the LXX for his...
by Blood
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The syncretistic origins of Christianity.
Replies: 95
Views: 4083

Re: The syncretistic origins of Christianity.

The only positive argument I offer in this section for a primitive Judaic church is the epistles of Paul , and I am still very much in the middle of evaluating those epistles; who knows what I may eventually conclude? "The epistles of Paul" ... which are also in Greek, written by a person somewhat ...
by Blood
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The syncretistic origins of Christianity.
Replies: 95
Views: 4083

Re: The syncretistic origins of Christianity.

The point being that if Christianity's origins are to be associated with Jerusalem, then we would expect to find greater emphasis on Hebrew words and texts, not Greek ones. We cannot assume that because Jews in Alexandria were using the LXX, that Jews in Jerusalem were also. The argument would be mo...
by Blood
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The syncretistic origins of Christianity.
Replies: 95
Views: 4083

Re: The syncretistic origins of Christianity.

The only positive argument I offer in this section for a primitive Judaic church is the epistles of Paul , and I am still very much in the middle of evaluating those epistles; who knows what I may eventually conclude? "The epistles of Paul" ... which are also in Greek, written by a person somewhat ...
by Blood
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The syncretistic origins of Christianity.
Replies: 95
Views: 4083

Re: The syncretistic origins of Christianity.

Your list does not include Jerusalem, but I would definitely associate Jerusalem with the origins of Christianity, at least to the same extent that I associate Corinth or Philippi, and probably more. I have given reasons elsewhere (having found myself persuaded by Peter Kirby) for thinking that the...
by Blood
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Where is the more strong evidence in Paul pointing to an outer space Jesus
Replies: 247
Views: 10282

Re: Where is the more strong evidence in Paul pointing to an outer space Jesus

For you, brothers and sisters, became imitators of God’s churches in Judea, which are in Christ Jesus: You suffered from your own people the same things those churches suffered from the Jews who killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets and also drove us out. They displease God and are hostile to ever...
by Blood
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Best Mythicist Argument: Paul Wrote the Ur-Gospel
Replies: 10
Views: 909

Re: The Best Mythicist Argument: Paul Wrote the Ur-Gospel

Hakeem sure sounds a lot like the banned forum member "dewitness."