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by Blood
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The chiastic structure of Mark 3.31-35.
Replies: 34
Views: 1658

Re: The chiastic structure of Mark 3.31-35.

If they wrote the texts in chiasms, why do all existing ancient examples have the text in prose? Doesn't that destroy the chiasm?

Nothing I've read on chiastic structures in Biblical texts ever addresses this, the most basic of questions.
by Blood
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Carrier versus Hurtado about what there was in the mind of Philo
Replies: 71
Views: 5242

Re: Carrier versus Hurtado about what there was in the mind of Philo

ἀρχάγγελον is a rare word in Philo, only appearing three times. It also appears in Quis Rerum Divinarum Heres (Who is the Heir of Divine Things?) 205."The Father who created the universe has given to his archangelic and most ancient Logos a pre-eminent gift..." Archangel = Logos. The third place ἀρχ...
by Blood
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Carrier versus Hurtado about what there was in the mind of Philo
Replies: 71
Views: 5242

Re: Carrier versus Hurtado about what there was in the mind of Philo

Marvel in the fact that Hurtado was wrong and that Hurtado's arrogance, prejudice, and laziness rendered all his credentials and all his years of study to a big fat nothing when he sat down trying to explain once and for all, to the world, why his little guild is the way it is. Not surprising at al...
by Blood
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why I don't see myself as a Christ Mythicist
Replies: 78
Views: 5699

Re: Why I don't see myself as a Christ Mythicist

The people who deny the historicity of Daniel are not called "Daniel mythicists." The people who deny the historicity of Judith are not called "Judith mythicists." The people who deny the historicity of Tobit are not called "Tobit mythicists." It's strictly the childish, emotional need of seminarian...
by Blood
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Larry Hurtado vs Neil Godfrey
Replies: 52
Views: 4374

Re: Larry Hurtado vs Neil Godfrey

Hurtado's being an ass. The same old, same old might be good enough for his seminarian buddies in SBL, but critical thinkers are tired of the arguments from the seminarian consensus, and the conflation of evangelist-scholars with real ancient historians. Very, very few of the latter ever get into Bi...
by Blood
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: First Greek Fragments of a Nag Hammadi Text Found Among Oxyrhynchus Papyri
Replies: 7
Views: 811

Re: First Greek Fragments of a Nag Hammadi Text Found Among Oxyrhynchus Papyri

Smith and Landau offer a tentative dating of fifth-sixth century [for this copy of the First Apocalypse of James]
Amazing to think that the Greek originals of Nag Hammadi texts were still being copied and distributed in Greek even after the Coptic translations of the fourth century.
by Blood
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?
Replies: 322
Views: 27359

Re: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?

They're certain Jesus existed because the alternative would apparently crush their little feelings and make them feel like they've wasted their time. Which just shows how emotional and immature the entire field is. As a species, we should be well beyond the need to "prove" miracles happened in the m...
by Blood
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus.
Replies: 397
Views: 45195

Re: Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus.

• There is only one event in Jewish history where Alexander and Rufus can be linked to each other. They are Tiberius Alexander and Terentius Rufus, two generals under Titus at the siege of Jerusalem. The third argument is an important one, because it draws attention to a historical Simon – Alexande...
by Blood
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Lakuna Markata. The Relationship of Lacunae to Difficult Readings
Replies: 18
Views: 2549

Re: Lakuna Markata. The Relationship of Lacunae to Difficult Readings

10:46 And they come to Jericho: and as he went out from Jericho, with his disciples and a great multitude, the son of Timaeus, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the way side.
Jericho was really dead on the weekends. Not even Jesus could find something to do there.
by Blood
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Lakuna Markata. The Relationship of Lacunae to Difficult Readings
Replies: 18
Views: 2549

Re: Lakuna Markata. The Relationship of Lacunae to Difficult Readings

Many consider him to be the best papyrologist on the planet.
I have the very, very best papyrologists working for me. Total winners.