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by spin
Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:46 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: My Faith as I am Coming to Learn It
Replies: 23
Views: 36249

Re: My Faith as I am Coming to Learn It

Analysis as you state is something one does in one's head and I agree. When one seeks God with all their means, heart (aka inner feelings) soul and mind, God will not fail to provide them with knowledge. Many people who seek god find something. They go to India and find divine awakening. They go to...
by spin
Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:00 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: C.S. Lewis on anthropomorphic language
Replies: 27
Views: 41032

Re: C.S. Lewis on anthropomorphic language

If you can't answer a simple question, I guess you 're just not that interested. You aren't answering my simple question. I can't reply to you, if I don't know what your position is or what you are trying to say. This is unreasonable claptrap. Please stop. So again: I don't know what your position ...
by spin
Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:55 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: C.S. Lewis on anthropomorphic language
Replies: 27
Views: 41032

Re: C.S. Lewis on anthropomorphic language

If you can't answer a simple question, I guess you're just not that interested.
by spin
Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Peregrinus really a Christian ?
Replies: 14
Views: 16119

Re: Was Peregrinus really a Christian ?

The Passing of Peregrinus is well established in the canon of Lucian. The intro to it in volume 5 of Harmon's translation makes that eminently clear.
by spin
Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: C.S. Lewis on anthropomorphic language
Replies: 27
Views: 41032

Re: C.S. Lewis on anthropomorphic language

I showed interest in the o.p. when I first responded to it. But the only thing I've learned from you is that you may not have presented the o.p. in a clear manner. If you're interested in the OP issue, then I don't have a clue why you are saying: "I don't know why you feel you can assume it is of i...
by spin
Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Dating the Pentateuch
Replies: 121
Views: 95869

Re: Dating the Pentateuch

I don't understand why you have mentioned eshdat lamo . Is it an effort at dating Deuteronomy? At best, you have a terminus a quo, as I've already stated. Let me give you a better terminus a quo: Deut 28:68 "The LORD will bring you back in ships to Egypt , by a route that I promised you would never ...
by spin
Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: evidence for Christianity before the third Roman Jewish conflict
Replies: 106
Views: 72458

Re: evidence for Christianity before the third Roman Jewish

I have already told you that Annals 15.44 was interpolated and the picture confirms it. Yes but it's a question of whether it was just the 'i' that was interpolated, just the word Chrestianos, or the entire passage. One can't really talk of the "i" being "interpolated". It certainly was changed, bu...
by spin
Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Dating the Pentateuch
Replies: 121
Views: 95869

Re: Dating the Pentateuch

And where is eshdat lamo? You've mentioned it twice and twice forgotten to supply a source, even though I've already asked you for one.
by spin
Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Dating the Pentateuch
Replies: 121
Views: 95869

Re: Dating the Pentateuch

When do you date this text? I notice this in 1:9 "And we now recommend you too to keep the feast of Shelters in the month of Chislev, in the year one hundred and eighty-eight.' Doesn't that mean that the text was written in 129 BCE. Yet we know from other sources that the altar on Gerizim was destr...
by spin
Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Dating the Pentateuch
Replies: 121
Views: 95869

Re: Dating the Pentateuch

So what is your assumption about eshdat lamo? Not Persian. What then? There was a reason I talked about you supplying a terminus a quo, which you want to be a terminus ad quem. You can certainly say it wasn't written before the Persian period, but you can't say it wasn't written later. I don't know...