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by spin
Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Was Christianity started by born Jews?
Replies: 23
Views: 32964

Re: Was Christianity started by born Jews?

Was Christianity a breakaway sect of Judaism? http://noahide-ancient-path.co.uk/index.php/judaism-articles/2012/07/4447/ In his writings on Christianity, which he calls, “Minut,” Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak HaKohen Kook explains that it began as a breakaway sect of Judaism which grew in influence and ult...
by spin
Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Was Christianity started by born Jews?
Replies: 23
Views: 32964

Re: Was Christianity started by born Jews?

THE MEANING OF SHEMONEH ESREI By Rav Ezra Bick You need to get beyond selecting convenient internet quotes and go for scholarship. Books and scholarly journals. The relationship between the Jews and christians at the earliest times is still rather obscure. Were the first Christians unrepentant Jews...
by spin
Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Dating the Pentateuch
Replies: 121
Views: 95768

Re: Hadrian and the Christians

With respect to the use of Egyptian source material, I don't see why Manetho is required. He isn't "required". He's the source Josephus cites for the narrative. The account Manetho used could have been factual or at least developed from knowledge of an actual historical event which the Israelites e...
by spin
Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Was Christianity started by born Jews?
Replies: 23
Views: 32964

Re: Was Christianity started by born Jews?

Was Christianity born Jewish? Rabbi Jeffrey Cohen: Blessed are you: A comprehensive guide to Jewish prayer. Page 37ff, The original version [of the Amidah] as recited in ancient Palestine, and as discovered this century in the Cairo Genizah, represents a far more passionate condemnatory targeting o...
by spin
Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Dating the Pentateuch
Replies: 121
Views: 95768

Re: Hadrian and the Christians

Could you try to answer my question about circumcision and conversion now, princess? And maybe the Manetho question as well? We are looking for datable signs for pentateuchal writings to clarify when the split may have occurred.
by spin
Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Dating the Pentateuch
Replies: 121
Views: 95768

Re: Hadrian and the Christians

I will readily admit that I am not an expert on the Book of Enoch. Nevertheless there are some obvious difficulties with dating the Pentateuch later than the Persian period. How do you explain the Qumran material which identify Gerizim as the original holy place? The adoption of Jews and Samaritans...
by spin
Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Dating the Pentateuch
Replies: 121
Views: 95768

Dating the pentateuch

the Pentateuch is IMO is firmly dated to the Persian period. I think you are probably kidding yourself. The Enochic issue of sin is certainly after the Persian period, so the story of the fall drags Genesis with it. The Joseph story has frequently been related to Greek literary tradition. And what ...
by spin
Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: an example of the kind of thing to avoid
Replies: 15
Views: 23266

Jesus son of Ananias: A Voice from the East

When you cite material such as ancient sources or books, please state specifically where it comes from. It allows other people to consult it.
by spin
Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Normative Judaism, or evolution from/after the Septuagint?
Replies: 31
Views: 48658

Hellenism & Judaism

I don't find anything unreasonable about the following as a thesis: I think my thesis is clear - there was upheaval from the times of the Hellenism of Judaism (including the Maccabee Revolt) through to the end of the Roman-Jewish Wars (by which most Jews had been exiled or enslave or both): there wo...
by spin
Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: C.S. Lewis on anthropomorphic language
Replies: 27
Views: 40992

Re: C.S. Lewis on anthropomorphic language

You've already told me three times it does not. And of course you should know. I was just going off your own words. Maybe riffing off my words. Have I misunderstood you? Isn't it a bit late to ask that? I don't know why you feel you can assume it is of interest that someone in the 1940s made such a...