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by spin
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Pontius Pilate
Replies: 26
Views: 58591

Re: Pontius Pilate

spin do you have a link that I can look up? I was working only on recollection having seen his argument some time back, but perhaps if you googled "carrier procurator prefect".... Oops my bad. I meant a link to the works of Josephus that tells it differently then the one I quoted. Sadly, not everyt...
by spin
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Note: Mishmarot and Young Priests
Replies: 10
Views: 3829

Re: Note: Mishmarot and Young Priests

Does the reference to the outer courtyard of the temple as "hel" correlate in any way with the English word "hell"? Or is this merely coincidental? Probably just coincidental. Hell is ultimately derived (as are all Germanic cognates) from an Indo-European root ( KEL- , to cover, conceal) that is al...
by spin
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Pontius Pilate
Replies: 26
Views: 58591

Re: Pontius Pilate

pneuma wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:04 am
spin do you have a link that I can look up?
I was working only on recollection having seen his argument some time back, but perhaps if you googled "carrier procurator prefect"....
by spin
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Note: Mishmarot and Young Priests
Replies: 10
Views: 3829

Re: Note: Mishmarot and Young Priests

Of course, we find "cushions" explicitly mentioned in Mark: Mark 4: 38 (RSV): [38] But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him and said to him, "Teacher, do you not care if we perish?" Mark 14: 15 ( Moffatt ): [ 15 ] He will show you a large room upstairs, with couches spread,...
by spin
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Pontius Pilate
Replies: 26
Views: 58591

Re: Pontius Pilate

neilgodfrey wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:49 pm
Carrier's comment on the procurator-prefect issue re Pilate in On the Historicity of Jesus, p. 345
If I recall correctly Carrier has no reasonably contemporary evidence whatsoever for his conclusion, depending on inferences from later and much later data.
by spin
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Pontius Pilate
Replies: 26
Views: 58591

Re: Pontius Pilate

Here is a list of 7 Prefects of Judea before 44 AD and 6 of the 7 Josephus calls procurators. Josephus wrote in Greek, never using the word "procurator". Using the old numbering for Josephus, 18.2.2 says nothing about procurators or any possible Greek equivalent: it talks of the management of Judea...
by spin
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Were the ancient Jews nomads?
Replies: 13
Views: 16254

Re: Were the ancient Jews nomads?

The camel domestication issue is just one of very many pointers to the notion that the books of the Torah were written in a much later period than that traditionally posited for their production and the conflict between the texts and archaeology which also point great temporal problems for the accur...
by spin
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Were the ancient Jews nomads?
Replies: 13
Views: 16254

Re: Were the ancient Jews nomads?

Skeptics deny the authenticity of the Torah. This statement is heavily laden with polemic. What does "authenticity of the Torah" mean? The relevant books may be forgeries? They weren't written by Hebrews? They aren't the genuine articles? Perhaps the O.P. intended not "authenticity" but "accuracy" ...
by spin
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Muslim Texts and History
Topic: sentenced to death for atheism’
Replies: 137
Views: 279652

Re: sentenced to death for atheism’

It's obvious that your response to muslims in general is irrational and almost certainly based on media manipulation Lie, first hand experience with muslims from many countries , This sort of intangible claim is a schoolyard resort of those lacking content: "You don't know..." "I know lots!" This d...
by spin
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Muslim Texts and History
Topic: sentenced to death for atheism’
Replies: 137
Views: 279652

Re: sentenced to death for atheism’

Before we unleashed sectarian chaos in Syria, christians had a reasonable life in the country. Armenians in Aleppo were well-off and happy. There were no beheadings. The only people tortured were for political reasons (just like Guantanamo). Everyone knew who the secret police were by sight. Despit...