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by MrMacSon
Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:22 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: documents concerning Jesus traveling to India and Kashmir?
Replies: 6
Views: 13801

Re: documents concerning Jesus traveling to India and Kashmi

Is it possible there is some tie through stories from, or by, Zoroastrianism, or a similar belief.
by MrMacSon
Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Secret of the Savior: The Myth of the Messiah in Mark
Replies: 4
Views: 4035

Re: Historicity of Jesus - the Talking Points

Sid, Secret of the Savior looks fascinating! - The thesis of this book is simple. In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus is the personification of divine salvation, which is what the name “Jesus” means, “God saves.” Jesus stands for whomever or whatever Mark sees as the instrument or embodiment of salvation a...
by MrMacSon
Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Historical Jesus scholarship
Replies: 14
Views: 24149

Re: Historical Jesus scholarship

... My New Testament professor in seminary said offhandedly that no one had ever doubted that Jesus existed "physically." Yes, that is my understanding of what was widely believed until a few were allowed to espouse inquiry during the Enlightenment, and may have been gnerally believed well beyond t...
by MrMacSon
Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: WHO established the Christian canon?
Replies: 9
Views: 13885

Re: WHO established the Christian canon?

Robert Price seems to agree with David Probisch about an earlier version of the NT than that in Codex Sinaiticus & Codex Vaticanus

David Trobisch, The First Edition of the New Testament. Oxford University Press, 2000.

Reviewed by Robert M. Price (2009)
by MrMacSon
Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Historical Jesus scholarship
Replies: 14
Views: 24149

Re: Historical Jesus scholarship

just realized I spelt "copped" as 'coped' in that post :oops:

I agree mythics is a small (and somewhat confusing!) aspect of determining issues around Jesus scholarship.
by MrMacSon
Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Irenaeus a Lady?
Replies: 10
Views: 18500

Re: Was Irenaeus a Lady?

... the first guy is dependent on a group of first through third century sources in his own tradition that are preserved in a far more unreliable manner than the Christian sources. This seems to be a strawman red-herring. " dependent on a group of first through third century 'sources' " ... a commo...
by MrMacSon
Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Historical Jesus scholarship
Replies: 14
Views: 24149

Re: Historical Jesus scholarship

Hi Eric, Bart Ehrman has written a number of very good books . He copped a lot of criticism for Did Jesus Exist? , some because he did not seem to appropriate use or address historical methodology and because he made a number of bare assertions. It was also interesting at the time that book came out...
by MrMacSon
Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Irenaeus a Lady?
Replies: 10
Views: 18500

Re: Was Irenaeus a Lady?

"The 'preservation' of [the works of] Christian writers from the 1st - 3rd centuries" is a separate issue to the preservation of works of contemporary Jewish writers other than where a topic of interest is discussed by both groups of writers. It is intriguing how many of their alleged works are know...