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by Bernard Muller
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?
Replies: 63
Views: 50954

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

to Paul the Uncertain, but are you sure you aren't thinking of the observation that in the two letters where Paul uses the phrase the brothers of the Lord, all other instances of fraternal language there are figurative? I don't follow you here. If you are asking the other instances of brother(s) in ...
by Bernard Muller
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Replies: 77
Views: 61695

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

to Jax, Any testimonials? :roll: Here are some of the comments I got from my readers on my work on Daniel & Revelation (from http://historical-jesus.info/danrv.html ): * "I think the thrust of your reconstruction of both Jesus & the book of Revelation is on target" * "Your web page is very informati...
by Bernard Muller
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Replies: 77
Views: 61695

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

to klevis, I can say with absolute certainty, that the book of Revelation was Christian from the start. (see http://www.revelationdrafthypothesis.info/RevelationDraftHypothesis, https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=7ajYCgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&pg=GBS.PA1 for the Google book preview, https://w...
by Bernard Muller
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?
Replies: 63
Views: 50954

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

Both Nereus and the woman in question, who are being directly addressed in your example, know who his "sister" refers to, and so there is no ambiguity for Paul to explain, OK, but if the addressees of Paul's letters knew already Jesus had true blood brothers, there would be no ambiguity either. Reg...
by Bernard Muller
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: THE GOSPEL OF THOMAS (50-140) Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 9966

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

Such a long post! Anyway I made my study on gThomas (see here: http://historical-jesus.info/thomas.html). I concluded that gospel is dependent on the canonical gospels and other ones, and is basically Ebionistic. The perceived gnosticism (as obscure logions) is due to the author(s) wanting to explai...
by Bernard Muller
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?
Replies: 63
Views: 50954

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

If brother/sister is mentioned relative to someone, this brother/sister is related by blood to a human as in: Rom 16:15 "Greet Philol'ogus, Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olym'pas, and all the saints who are with them." So "brother(s) of the Lord" would mean that Lord is human (that is earthly Je...
by Bernard Muller
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Replies: 77
Views: 61695

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

I did considerable research on the canonical Revelation here: http://historical-jesus.info/rjohn.html . I concluded it was a strictly Jewish text written around 70-71, with was added on by Christians around 90-95. Sure the Jewish text draws heavily from the OT, that's a given. But I was not interest...
by Bernard Muller
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 'Domitian and the Persecution That Didn’t Happen'
Replies: 11
Views: 10279

Re: 'Domitian and the Persecution That Didn’t Happen'

Another possibility (the one I favor) of the time of these calamities is 80-81.
See http://historical-jesus.info/gospels.html#1clement

Cordially, Bernard
by Bernard Muller
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?
Replies: 63
Views: 50954

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

If it is accepted that James & the pillars never became Christians, that would clinch brother(s) of the Lord as blood brother(s) of Jesus, as a James is said in Josephus' Antiquities. Clues about the pillars not becoming Christians in any ways: http://historical-jesus.info/108.html One argument amon...
by Bernard Muller
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Where Acts Got Paul Right
Replies: 5
Views: 5814

Re: Where Acts Got Paul Right

to robert j, I don't think προεγράφη in Galatians 3:1 should be understood as an exact (technical) word from Paul. He used often language which looks as imagery, aimed to give an impression (what he called spiritual words: 1 Cor 2:13) at first listening (let's say that most Galatians, like other peo...