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by Ulan
Wed May 14, 2014 4:14 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Tale Wagging The Dogma. Which "Mark" Wrote GMark?
Replies: 13
Views: 8306

Re: The Tale Wagging The Dogma. Which "Mark" Wrote GMark?

No, if you want to show that Jesus is a mythical figure, you have to have evidence. Pretending that other histories are myths not only fails in itself but doesn't touch on the subject of Jesus being a myth. I'm not a "mythicist" in that I consider it much easier to makes sense of the whole affair i...
by Ulan
Wed May 14, 2014 3:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Thoughts on Maurice Casey's new book
Replies: 571
Views: 197978

Re: Thoughts on Maurice Casey's new book

Casey's "chaotic model" of Q denied that Q was ever an "it" "that had been written down at one point". It was a piece of writing here, another scrap of writing there, something else by another person over there . . . . Yup, that's how it sounded to me. My question stands: What's the big deal? I alw...
by Ulan
Tue May 13, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Thoughts on Maurice Casey's new book
Replies: 571
Views: 197978

Re: Thoughts on Maurice Casey's new book

Casey had what he called a 'chaotic' model of Q. Is that really that much different from the idea that it had been written down at one point? At least I don't see why anyone would get into vicious debates about it. The only question worth arguing about in this case is whether Luke used Matthew or s...
by Ulan
Sun May 04, 2014 5:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus SportsGospel Line in the Sands-Odds that GMark post 70
Replies: 59
Views: 37759

Re: Jesus SportsGospel Line in the Sands-Odds that GMark pos

The multitude of pointers towards the destruction of the temple in that gospel make me prefer a date of 70 and later for the composition of the whole. Parts seem to be slightly earlier, like the exorcism of the Gerasene demoniac, which I would place in the late 60's.
by Ulan
Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Celestial Pole in the Apocalypse
Replies: 44
Views: 28726

Re: The Celestial Pole in the Apocalypse

So from all the evidence I have looked at, the Babylonian Leopard (or Panther) has nothing to do with Ursa Minor. That comment is insulting toward Professer Binsbergen and the sources he lists. You are saying these sources, such as Jensen, are not included in what you call "all the evidence". since...
by Ulan
Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Celestial Pole in the Apocalypse
Replies: 44
Views: 28726

Re: The Celestial Pole in the Apocalypse

So from all the evidence I have looked at, the Babylonian Leopard (or Panther) has nothing to do with Ursa Minor. I have marked Ursa Minor in green and the Babylonian Leopard in blue in this constellation boundary chart . If you prefer a chart of the northern hemisphere, look here . Ursa Minor is at...
by Ulan
Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Celestial Pole in the Apocalypse
Replies: 44
Views: 28726

Re: The Celestial Pole in the Apocalypse

If you can read German, there's also the texts by Franz Kugler. They are readable in full online, but it's difficult.

Or you trust the summary by Gary D. Thompson. It's basically the same information for Leopard/Panther (Cygnus + Pegasus + α Andromedae).
by Ulan
Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:45 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Celestial Pole in the Apocalypse
Replies: 44
Views: 28726

Re: The Celestial Pole in the Apocalypse

[quote="neilgodfrey"]It does not appear from Florisoone's evidence in his Astres article that Leopard was the Babylonian name for Ursa Minor.[/quote]

All I find is Leopard as Cygnus + part of Pegasus.