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by Bernard Muller
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How John Wrote the Book of Revelation Chapter 1
Replies: 40
Views: 29250

Re: How John Wrote the Book of Revelation Chapter 1

to klewis,
The rest of the book, over 300 pages, contains the evidence to support this chapter.
Can you show "smoking guns" to support your theories (just like what I have to support mine).

Cordially, Bernard
by Bernard Muller
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Replies: 77
Views: 59202

Re: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

to klewis, I mean no harm but you challenged me about the original version of Revelation was strictly Jewish (as written by a non-Christian Jew), and then added on later by Christians. Can you answer these questions, before going any further: However I am rather skeptical about what you call author'...
by Bernard Muller
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Replies: 77
Views: 59202

Re: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

to klevis, 7.3 saying, "Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads." [these "servants" of God are still on earth and alive] 4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the...
by Bernard Muller
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Replies: 77
Views: 59202

Re: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

to klewis, First, I would like to complement you on this finding: The text you blotted out between Rev 1:12 and 4:1 is a good judgment. I also identified it as part of the the first draft in Revelation. I call this an Author's notation, because when John splits the text that he draws upon he repeats...
by Bernard Muller
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Replies: 77
Views: 59202

Re: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

to klewis, Yes, I have read both of those web pages. The foundation of what you said in your post and what you say in the web pages hinges around the concept that the text is Jewish and therefore we can throw out the Christian elements. Yes, but this concept is evidenced, over and over again, in the...
by Bernard Muller
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?
Replies: 63
Views: 49070

Re: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?

to Paul the Uncertain, Paul did not refer to James on either occasion by name alone. So the better analogy would be a text where you wrote "Reagan, a past US President" then a few lines after, "Reagan, a former governor of California." But a former governor of California is still a unique descriptio...
by Bernard Muller
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: THE GOSPEL OF THOMAS (50-140) Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 9555

Re: THE GOSPEL OF THOMAS (50-140) Questions

to john 2, The early Christians writers did not report on all the Christian sects. For sure, gThomas set of beliefs does not fit whatever these later "Fathers" described in the sects they wrote about. The Thomassans beliefs were, according to gThomas, a mix & match faith (with some ebionism in it) a...
by Bernard Muller
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?
Replies: 63
Views: 49070

Re: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?

to Paul the Uncertain, Three of the alternative hypotheses I am aware of (all based on "which Jesus?"): - James the brother of Jesus ben Damneus (favored by Richard Carrier), - James the brother of Jesus ben Gamaliel (not favored by Carrier, but enjoying almost identical evidentiary support as his f...
by Bernard Muller
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Replies: 77
Views: 59202

Re: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

to klewis, I have looked through the site. I would like to know how you came up with the "original text". It appears to me that you removed all of the Jesus texts from Revelation and ran with it. What did you read: http://historical-jesus.info/rjohn.html (where I explained & commented as Christian a...
by Bernard Muller
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?
Replies: 63
Views: 49070

Re: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?

to Ben, Yes you may be right, but in Origen's Against Celsus at 1.47, we have: …Now this writer [/b][Josephus] , although not believing in Jesus as the Christ, in seeking after the cause of the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the temple, whereas he ought to have said that the conspiracy aga...