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by Bernard Muller
Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What You Do To Peter You Must Do To Paul: the forgery question
Replies: 60
Views: 40878

Re: Historicity of Jesus - the Talking Points

When I say that, I mean that I'm not the person Bernard I assumed that I was, a faithful Doherty-following mythicist. Shock! When and where did I assume that? When I say that my opinion is that post 70 AD is a better hypothesis, it isn't because I see that changing "the non-historically relevant na...
by Bernard Muller
Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What is going on in Revelation 11:8? Lord crucified in Egypt
Replies: 59
Views: 46631

Re: What is going on in Revelation 11:8? Lord crucified in E

"the great city" reappears in verses 17:18 "The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth.” 18:10 18:16 "and cry out: “ ‘Woe! Woe to you, great city, dressed in fine linen, purple and scarlet, and glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls!" 18:18 18:19 They will t...
by Bernard Muller
Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: evidence of an earthly human Jesus in the Pauline epistles
Replies: 31
Views: 25487

Re: Historicity of Jesus - the Talking Points

It seems to me that you are not dealing with historicity, but the transformation of Paul's beliefs into facts. Whether Paul believes Jesus was a Jew who was crucified or not sheds no light on the historicity of Jesus. Spin, I find your position rather puzzling. Do you care to explain it? Cordially,...
by Bernard Muller
Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: evidence of an earthly human Jesus in the Pauline epistles
Replies: 31
Views: 25487

Re: Historicity of Jesus - the Talking Points

Hello, Spin You know I do not agree about James the brother of God, which you have been defending for Gal 1:19. I wish you read my blog entry for the rest of your discussion on Galatians, where I tried to show that in order to conclude a long and important argument, the past existence of Jesus had t...
by Bernard Muller
Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What is going on in Revelation 11:8? Lord crucified in Egypt
Replies: 59
Views: 46631

Re: What is going on in Revelation 11:8? Lord crucified in E

At Rev 11:2, Jerusalem is referred as "the holy city", not "the great city".
Cordially, Bernard
by Bernard Muller
Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: evidence of an earthly human Jesus in the Pauline epistles
Replies: 31
Views: 25487

evidence of an earthly human Jesus in the Pauline epistles

In favor of an ultra minimalist & non-Christian historicist position on Jesus (from a revised posting of mine on Richard Carrier's blog): “In Paul’s epistles & ‘Hebrews’, Jesus is described as a descendant of Abraham (Galatians l3:16), Israelites (Romans 9:4-5), the tribe of Judah (Hebrews 7:14), Je...
by Bernard Muller
Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What is going on in Revelation 11:8? Lord crucified in Egypt
Replies: 59
Views: 46631

Re: What is going on in Revelation 11:8? Lord crucified in E

Spiritual Sodom and Egypt most likely refers to Rome (the great city). And the Lord crucified is God himself, figuratively wounded because of the destruction of the temple of Jerusalem and the killing/enslavement of many Jews (by the Romans). Rev 11:8 is part of an entirely Jewish apocalypse written...