Paul Had Tattoos

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Paul Had Tattoos

Post by Secret Alias » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:02 pm

Galatians 6:17 "From now on, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the tattoos (στίγματα) of Jesus."

He's a tough guy!
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Re: Paul Had Tattoos

Post by Ben C. Smith » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:48 pm

Secret Alias wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:02 pm
Galatians 6:17 "From now on, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the tattoos (στίγματα) of Jesus."

He's a tough guy!
The stigmata come in tattoo form. Just FYI. In case you needed to know.

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Re: Paul Had Tattoos

Post by Secret Alias » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:44 pm

sounds like Ben Stada don't you think?
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Re: Paul Had Tattoos

Post by Ben C. Smith » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:22 pm

Secret Alias wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:44 pm
sounds like Ben Stada don't you think?
A bit, yes. What would Paul be hiding under his skin? The secret name that granted him a trip to the third heaven?
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Re: Paul Had Tattoos

Post by Ben C. Smith » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:23 pm

Ben C. Smith wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:22 pm
Secret Alias wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:44 pm
sounds like Ben Stada don't you think?
A bit, yes. What would Paul be hiding under his skin? The secret name that granted him a trip to the third heaven?
I may be confusing ben Stada with the Jesus from the Toledot. I think ben Stada merely cut the flesh.
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Re: Paul Had Tattoos

Post by Secret Alias » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:34 pm

Maybe you're right. Mesmerized by Farrah's hair I guess
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Re: Paul Had Tattoos

Post by Jax » Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:24 am

Actually, not having tattoos in Paul's time would have been the exception not the rule.

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Re: Paul Had Tattoos

Post by Jax » Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:31 am

Any thoughts on what exactly Paul's tattoos of Jesus might have been?

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Re: Paul Had Tattoos

Post by Joseph D. L. » Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:31 am

Jax wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:31 am
Any thoughts on what exactly Paul's tattoos of Jesus might have been?
Well basing this on SA's and Ben's conversation a few days ago, I was thinking it was digamma, a Greek archaic letter shaped like an F and was pronounced as wau, also signified the number 6.
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Re: Paul Had Tattoos

Post by Secret Alias » Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:42 am

Redeemed slaves were branded with a Latin F if I am not mistaken = Christian redemption.

Update: its more complicated https://www.britannica.com/topic/brandi ... tification
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