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by StephenGoranson
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?
Replies: 57
Views: 36201

Re: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?

Selected errors: I have not written that Morton Smith was a Sabbatean, but that Smith suggested a parallel between the Jesus as depicted in the “Clement” letter and Sabbatati Sevi, which parallel, as I have mentioned, the great Gershom Scholem doubted. I have not disputed the results of the recent U...
by StephenGoranson
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?
Replies: 57
Views: 36201

Re: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?

Secret/Stephen H., somewhere you wrote that you felt like one of “the last of the Mohicans.” That Morton Smith’s “Clement” letter was not by Clement has been *argued in detail* by several scholars including Andrew Criddle, and several others before and after him, most recently by Geoffrey Smith at U...
by StephenGoranson
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is the denial of Peter Mythicist evidence ?
Replies: 20
Views: 7362

Re: Is the denial of Peter Mythicist evidence ?

a) Giuseppe wrote, (above, Dec. 5), “Frankly, Stephen, I may recognize my error about the interpretation given above on the denial of Peter,…” Thank you, G.; that is helpful. b) G. referred to “facts” attested relative to Acts 25:19. When Festus was newly arrived in Judaea (in the year 59 or 60 or s...
by StephenGoranson
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is the denial of Peter Mythicist evidence ?
Replies: 20
Views: 7362

Re: Is the denial of Peter Mythicist evidence ?

Giuseppe, you called a verse taken out of context “evidence” of your wish, but why have millions of readers, including commentators and translators, read it differently than you? G., as far as I know, no one is forcing you to join any religion, but to insist on such absurd arguments to prove a negat...
by StephenGoranson
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?
Replies: 57
Views: 36201

Re: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?

Nothing about Morton Smith’s personal sexual status is essential nor necessarily relevant in hypothesizing that, after he lost his faith, he chose to embarrass some Christians by inventing a text, and eventually to be discovered as very clever for fooling some scholars.
by StephenGoranson
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Quest for the Historical Paul, James Tabor
Replies: 11
Views: 3794

Re: The Quest for the Historical Paul, James Tarbor

Maybe you meant to type James Tabor, not Tarbor.
by StephenGoranson
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is the denial of Peter Mythicist evidence ?
Replies: 20
Views: 7362

Re: Is the denial of Peter Mythicist evidence ?

I don’t think that Acts verse proves what you wish. But good day.
by StephenGoranson
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is the denial of Peter Mythicist evidence ?
Replies: 20
Views: 7362

Re: Is the denial of Peter Mythicist evidence ?

Only if those words are taken out of context could you imagine such a thing. My broader suggestion is that you may be deluding yourself, and maybe wasting time.
by StephenGoranson
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is the denial of Peter Mythicist evidence ?
Replies: 20
Views: 7362

Re: Is the denial of Peter Mythicist evidence ?

Is to deny that “one of them” ordinarily means a human by claiming it is an “invention”—for no other given reason than that it contradicts your presupposition—circular “reasoning”?
by StephenGoranson
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: new issue: J. of the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting
Replies: 1
Views: 3008

new issue: J. of the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting

http://www.jjmjs.org/ JJMJS Issue 7 (2020) Dear reader, We are pleased to announce a new issue of JJMJS, even as it comes in the midst of a pandemic that has now plagued the globe for the better part of 2020. The current movement towards open access in academic publishing has very much proven its si...