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by rakovsky
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Do you know of a list of Josephus' Christian Allusions or Coincidences?
Replies: 14
Views: 1272

Re: Do you know of a list of Josephus' Christian Allusions or Coincidences?

maryhelena posted a table here comparing Jesus to kingly depictions in Josephus: HISTORY and Coins | Philo (died about 50 c.e.) Flaccus | JOSEPHUS: War (about 75 c.e.)Antiquities:(about 94 c.e.) | The composite gospel Jesus figure based upon the historical figures of the last King and High Priest of...
by rakovsky
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Do you know of a list of Josephus' Christian Allusions or Coincidences?
Replies: 14
Views: 1272

Re: Do you know of a list of Josephus' Christian Allusions or Coincidences?

The Caesar's Messiah website has: I present the following list showing the parallels between the ends of Jesus’ ministry and Titus’ campaign: 1) Characters are named Simon and John 2) Both sets of characters are judged 3) Both sides of the parallel occur at the conclusion of a ‘campaign’ 4) Jesus pr...
by rakovsky
Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Do you know of a list of Josephus' Christian Allusions or Coincidences?
Replies: 14
Views: 1272

Re: Do you know of a list of Josephus' Christian Allusions or Coincidences?

Thanks, John. At this point I am just looking for a list of possible references, your example of Peter being one. In my view, the allusions are not exact and can be literary "foils", but are nonetheless deliberate. My best guess is that the list of allusions that I am thinking of came from Atwill, b...
by rakovsky
Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Do you know of a list of Josephus' Christian Allusions or Coincidences?
Replies: 14
Views: 1272

Do you know of a list of Josephus' Christian Allusions or Coincidences?

I have seen a good list of allusions or coincidences between Josephus' writing and the early Christian stories, but I can't find it any more. One writer who sees coincidences between them is Atwill in his book "Caesar's Messiah," where he theorizes that Josephus helped draft the Christian story. I d...
by rakovsky
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Richard Carrier versus George Albert Wells
Replies: 31
Views: 21085

Re: Richard Carrier versus George Albert Wells

It feels pretty hard to reconstruct from a skeptical yet neutral point of view what exactly happened with so many major events in the Gospels. On one hand Paul and if I remember correctly Peter rites strongly that gospel story is not some myth. Even in the time of the Apostles and soon afterward the...
by rakovsky
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: MARTYRDOM AND ASCENSION OF ISAIAH (1st - early 3rd century AD) Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 25181

Re: MARTYRDOM AND ASCENSION OF ISAIAH (1st - early 3rd century AD) Questions

Dear GakuseiDon , Thanks for your replies in the thread, because they gave me a new aspect to see in the "As above so below on earth" verse: ie. the correlations between pairings of strivings and envying, like you mentioned. This afternoon I added a lot my to my answer that I posted ealier (Dated "...
by rakovsky
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: MARTYRDOM AND ASCENSION OF ISAIAH (1st - early 3rd century AD) Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 25181

Re: MARTYRDOM AND ASCENSION OF ISAIAH (1st - early 3rd century AD) Questions

GakuseibDon, I am still going through what you wrote because you brought up a good parallel with the fighting in both realms. So it makes sense that he means And as he saw fighting on the firmament, so he saw fighting on earth. But the author does not leave it at that. To interpret his second statem...
by rakovsky
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: MARTYRDOM AND ASCENSION OF ISAIAH (1st - early 3rd century AD) Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 25181

Re: MARTYRDOM AND ASCENSION OF ISAIAH (1st - early 3rd century AD) Questions

(Question 1) What do you think about the claim that what is in the heavens is like what is on earth? It's actually what is in the firmament is the same as what is on earth. The firmament is the abode of Satan. To me, the likeness refers to the fighting going on in the firmament as well as on earth,...
by rakovsky
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Ascension of Isaiah and the Nativity passage
Replies: 32
Views: 26867

Re: Ascension of Isaiah and the Nativity passage

If you want to compare the Slavic text ... yeh, right ... Screen%20Shot%202016-06-25%20at%2012.03.37%20pm.png I need to check again what the phrase in verse 19 translates as. What were you looking for in the Slavonic text? Verse 19 in slavonic translates as "And they did not know him." It's a prett...
by rakovsky
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Vossius had a manuscript of the text of Josephus in which there was not a word about Jesus
Replies: 2
Views: 4663

Re: Vossius had a manuscript of the text of Josephus in which there was not a word about Jesus

Thanks for clearing that up. I had heard something like this claimed before and then saw some kind of debunking of it also, IIRC.
What you quoted is pretty good - it shows that the original claim apparently was that the TF lacked one phrase, not that it lacked all mention of Jesus.