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by MrMacSon
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: “The god Iao and his connection with the Biblical God
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“The god Iao and his connection with the Biblical God

. Abstract ... the god named Iao is found in Greek and Latin sources of the Hellenistic period since the 1st century BCE. It mainly appears in writings displaying marks of religious syncretism, used as one of the names designating either the highest God or one of his emanations. In the following is...
by MrMacSon
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Iesu Used as Nominative
Replies: 10
Views: 2105

Re: Iesu Used as Nominative

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e4/Christus_Sol_Invictus.jpeg/220px-Christus_Sol_Invictus.jpeg Christ as Helios in his solar chariot, from the fourth century tomb of Julii That image from the tomb/ mausoleum of the Julii, discovered under Saint Peter’s Basilica (in the Vatica...
by MrMacSon
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Question for Secret Alias about Ishu.
Replies: 22
Views: 5019

Re: Question for Secret Alias about Ishu.

MrMacSon wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:19 am
Is there a linguistic relationship between Ishu and Ἰησοῦς / Iesous ?
There's https://www.howtopronounce.com/ishu

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by MrMacSon
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Question for Secret Alias about Ishu.
Replies: 22
Views: 5019

Re: Question for Secret Alias about Ishu.

Is there a linguistic relation between Ishu and Joshua/Yeshua? Is there a linguistic relationship between Ishu and Ἰησοῦς / Iēsoû / Iesous ? [eta: The Septuagint uses Ἰησοῖ as the dative, while the New Testament uses Ἰησοῦ.] There's also the question of whether there's a potential relationship, lin...
by MrMacSon
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is there a Relationship Between Papias's Discussion of Mark's Gospel and the First Book of Against Heresies?
Replies: 120
Views: 22607

Re: Is there a Relationship Between Papias's Discussion of Mark's Gospel and the First Book of Against Heresies?

Secret Alias wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:49 am

1. Tertullian's 'Against the Valentinians' testifies to the existence of a separate Irenaean treatise of the same name which was one of the sources for Book 1 ...
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Book 1 of ? ('Adv. Marcion' ? )
by MrMacSon
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gospel of John a Forgery, Johannine Communities Never Existed
Replies: 52
Views: 34945

Re: Gospel of John a Forgery, Johannine Communities Never Existed

Not sure if I follow. The horse measurement, at least how I'm seeing it my mind, is that of vertical height. Revelation 14:14-20, Gittin 57 and 2 Maccabees 12:16 makes a note of both height and length/distance. < . . snip . . > But there is, at least, a general height being made between the horse's...
by MrMacSon
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gospel of John a Forgery, Johannine Communities Never Existed
Replies: 52
Views: 34945

Re: Gospel of John a Forgery, Johannine Communities Never Existed

... Gittin 57 has blood up to a horse's nostrils ; Revelation 14.14-20 has blood up to a horse's bridle ; 1 Enoch 100.1-3 has blood up to a horse's breast ; and 4 Ezra 15.35-36 has blood up to a horse's belly . The horse is common to all of these, as is the measurement of blood somewhere upon its h...
by MrMacSon
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gospel of John a Forgery, Johannine Communities Never Existed
Replies: 52
Views: 34945

Re: Gospel of John a Forgery, Johannine Communities Never Existed

The implication is clearly again - Irenaeus is a liar. FWIW, - ... my opinion is that Irenaeus was just making wild guesses as to the word that should be associated with "666." Since he is the first early Christian author to cite Revelation (IIRC),and even he was unsure what it symbolized, this sug...
by MrMacSon
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The mystery of the mark of the Beast, 666/616, is solved and it proves I am right about Hadrian
Replies: 39
Views: 34331

Re: The mystery of the mark of the Beast, 666/616, is solved and it proves I am right about Hadrian

.... my opinion is that Irenaeus was just making wild guesses as to the word that should be associated with "666." Since he is the first early Christian author to cite Revelation (IIRC),and even he was unsure what it symbolized, this suggests that by the time Polycarp was publishing his collections...
by MrMacSon
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Celsus claims that only SOME (τίνες) Christians believed that Christ was lived on earth
Replies: 26
Views: 20038

Re: Celsus claims that only SOME (τίνες) Christians believed that Christ was lived on earth

I think there's a lot more to the start of Contra Celsum IV to unpack, especially commentary or rhetoric around prophecy and its role, - Contra Celsum , Book IV Chapter 1 ... we now, reverend Ambrosius, with prayer to God through Christ, offer this fourth book as a reply to what follows. And we pray...