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by spin
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: It's all yours (Was about a non-Nazareth indicator)
Replies: 114
Views: 101250

Re: Another small but significant pointer to the Nazareth issue

FransJVermeiren wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:27 am
Isn’t it strange that Tiberias...
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by spin
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: It's all yours (Was about a non-Nazareth indicator)
Replies: 114
Views: 101250

It's all yours (Was about a non-Nazareth indicator)

Mark records an event that happens in the hometown of Jesus (6:1ff): Jesus comes to his hometown and on the sabbath he goes to the synagogue and begins to teach, from which everyone is amazed. This passage is later reworked by the Lucan writer who relates the hometown as Nazareth. There is however a...
by spin
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Shroud and Historicity
Replies: 94
Views: 44649

Re: The Shroud and Historicity

pavurcn wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:34 am
"Some relics were faked" does not mean "All relics are fake."
True, but with the C14 dating putting the shroud in the fake relic high period, anyone advocating the genuineness of the shroud without primary evidence must seriously consider why it isn't a fake, rather than making nugatory denials.
by spin
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Shroud and Historicity
Replies: 94
Views: 44649

Re: The Shroud and Historicity

Sorry I messed up the formatting again. Corrected: That's what we don't have with the shroud. All efforts to turn the shroud into primary evidence are circular or at least question-begging. I do not see how you can a priori determine that the Shroud is not evidentiary. It's this simple, one needs t...
by spin
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Matt 2:23 and Tertullian’s 'Adv. Marc.' IV.viii
Replies: 31
Views: 21559

Re: Matt 2:23 and Tertullian’s 'Adv. Marc.' IV.viii

I think this evolutionary process can be seen in all the synoptics, as also seems to be the case with John (though John with no significant parallels is harder to work on). Agreed that John is harder to work on, but I think we may be able to see some back-and-forth between the Johannine traditions ...
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Matt 2:23 and Tertullian’s 'Adv. Marc.' IV.viii
Replies: 31
Views: 21559

Re: Matt 2:23 and Tertullian’s 'Adv. Marc.' IV.viii

1. Jesus was born to a virgin named Mary (because of prophesy) 2. Jesus was born in Bethlehem (because of prophesy) 3. Jesus was Egyptian (because of prophesy) 4. Jesus was born in Nazareth (because of prophesy) #3 is not a prophecy about a birth or origin, but of a return. That is how the "out of ...
by spin
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Matt 2:23 and Tertullian’s 'Adv. Marc.' IV.viii
Replies: 31
Views: 21559

Re: Matt 2:23 and Tertullian’s 'Adv. Marc.' IV.viii

Secret Alias wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:08 pm
I was just copying and pasting Evans's translation.
Nazaraeus is what Latin uses for Nazirite. That as I said earlier is underlined by the citation of Lam 4:7.
by spin
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Matt 2:23 and Tertullian’s 'Adv. Marc.' IV.viii
Replies: 31
Views: 21559

Re: Matt 2:23 and Tertullian’s 'Adv. Marc.' IV.viii

According to the prophecy, the Creator's Christ was to be called a Nazarene .a For that reason, and on his account, the Jews call us by that very name, Nazarenes. For we are also those of whom it is written, The Nazarenes were made whiter than snow,b having previously of course been darkened with t...
by spin
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Matt 2:23 and Tertullian’s 'Adv. Marc.' IV.viii
Replies: 31
Views: 21559

Re: Matt 2:23 and Tertullian’s 'Adv. Marc.' IV.viii

. The Hebrew Bible has "Her princes were purer than snow ..." - http://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt3204.htm Look at the Hebrew underlying the translation "princes": NZYRYH . and 'Lam 4: 7 (LXX)' has "they were cleansed by the snow ... " - https://www.blueletterbible.org/lxx/lam/4/1/t_corr_801007 να...