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by lpetrich
Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Does anyone have On the Historicity of Jesus yet?
Replies: 876
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Re: Does anyone have On the Historicity of Jesus yet?

Here's something I've been wondering about. Where does Richard Carrier get his 33% probability of historicity from? What algorithm does he use and what data does he work from?
by lpetrich
Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Lord Raglan's Mythic-Hero Profile
Replies: 47
Views: 24413

Lord Raglan's Mythic-Hero Profile

I'm sorry if this seems annoying :(, but I could not help but post on Lord Raglan's famous hero profile. I think that it is relevant to the historicity of Jesus Christ, because he scores much more like legendary people than like well-documented real people. Lord Raglan had a predecessor, Freudian ps...
by lpetrich
Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Linear A
Replies: 2
Views: 7043

Re: Linear A

I've found Minoan language blog about someone's attempts to decipher Linear A. It's very much a work in progress, but it looks interesting.

The Linear A language continues to be obscure, though it is almost certainly not Greek and probably not Indo-European.
by lpetrich
Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:58 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Priestly Backbiting in the Tanakh
Replies: 20
Views: 22822

Priestly Backbiting in the Tanakh

This is something I recall from a Robert M. Price essay at secularhumanism.org one that's now been paywalled, it seems. So I'm doing this mostly from memory. The ancient Israelites had more than one priestly guild, notably the Aaronids and the Sons of Korah. The Aaronids presided over animal sacrifi...