Discussion about the New Testament, apocrypha, gnostics, church fathers, Christian origins, historical Jesus or otherwise, etc.
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Ben C. Smith wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:30 am
However, on the surface of things, Julian appears to be referring to contemporaries
of Tiberius and Claudius. What are the arguments in favor of the other meaning?
The fact that Cyrill could
) quote just the Testimonium Taciteum
against Julian's insistence on the absolute insignificance of Jesus among the writers at that time
But Cyrill didn't
Here the Argument from Silence is particularly strong
Nihil enim in speciem fallacius est quam prava religio. -Liv. xxxix. 16.
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Regarding the meaning of the Emperor Julian’s writing in the following passage;
It is, I think, expedient to set forth to all mankind the reasons by which I was convinced that the fabrication of the Galilaeans
is a fiction of men composed by wickedness. Though it has in it nothing divine, by making full use of that part of the soul which loves fable and is childish and foolish, it has induced men to believe that the monstrous tale is truth.
http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/julia ... 1_text.htm
Does the phrase “fabrication of the Galileans” indicate that Galileans created the fabrication or possibly non-galileans (romans?
) created a fabrication about