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by Bernard Muller
Sat May 08, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Synopsis of Schweitzer's QHJ [Ch. 2, Reimarus]
Replies: 13
Views: 1035

Re: Synopsis of Schweitzer's QHJ [Ch. 2, Reimarus]

to Irish1975,

OK, but I thought some of the points you made (6, 8, 9) were coming from your own view.

Cordially, Bernard
by Bernard Muller
Sat May 08, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Synopsis of Schweitzer's QHJ [Ch. 2, Reimarus]
Replies: 13
Views: 1035

Re: Synopsis of Schweitzer's QHJ [Ch. 2, Reimarus]

My comments on Reimarus' view: i. Jesus’ own preaching must have been different, and was in fact different, from what the apostles preached about him. Apostles (like Paul) but not disciples (who preached the same messages than Jesus). ii. His whole message was that the Kingdom of Heaven was at hand—...
by Bernard Muller
Fri May 07, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Complete Thomas Commentary
Replies: 16
Views: 1519

Re: Complete Thomas Commentary

to mlinssen, I know you spent a lot of effort on translating the Coptic. I wonder what made you think that the coptic gThomas (found in Nag Hammadi, dated 340 AD) is the original version of that gospel? That goes against this kind of early Christian writings were generally first written in Greek, an...
by Bernard Muller
Fri May 07, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why is Peter Kirby accused of being a "conservative researcher"?
Replies: 22
Views: 1621

Re: Why is Peter Kirby accused of being a "conservative researcher"?

to mlinssen, It is hilarious how you make up rules that are perfectly suited to your ideology, Bernard. What is hilarious is that you have "Luke" and "Matthew" seating side by side writing their gospel. Why, Bernard, is this little rule there? Do you have an explanation for its e...
by Bernard Muller
Thu May 06, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why is Peter Kirby accused of being a "conservative researcher"?
Replies: 22
Views: 1621

Re: Why is Peter Kirby accused of being a "conservative researcher"?

to Peter Kirby,
You seem to be saying that it is a general rule that one would never introduce an incidental character with no more information than a name.
Not any name, just common name then such as James or Jesus or John.

Cordially, Bernard
by Bernard Muller
Wed May 05, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why is Peter Kirby accused of being a "conservative researcher"?
Replies: 22
Views: 1621

Re: Why is Peter Kirby accused of being a "conservative researcher"?

to Peter Kirby, 2) " the brother of Jesus, who was called Christ, whose name was James, and some others" For 2): Since "James/Jacob" name was fairly common among Jews, that James again is not identified as a specific individual. The Greek for "one named James" could hav...
by Bernard Muller
Wed May 05, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why is Peter Kirby accused of being a "conservative researcher"?
Replies: 22
Views: 1621

Re: Why is Peter Kirby accused of being a "conservative researcher"?

I don't think Josephus could have written either: 1) "the brother of Jesus, who was called Christ, whose name was James, and some others" OR 2) " the brother of Jesus, who was called Christ, whose name was James, and some others" For 1): Since there were many Jews named "Jes...
by Bernard Muller
Wed May 05, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Synopsis of Schweitzer’s QHJ [Ch. 1, The Problem]
Replies: 18
Views: 1286

Re: Synopsis of Schweitzer’s QHJ [Ch. 1, The Problem]

to maryhelena, Well, chapter II does not dispel the evidence in Josephus' Antiquities (about Jesus called Christ). And the evidence from Tacitus' Annals is not looked at. John the Baptist's existence is evidenced not only in Josephus' Antiquities, but also in the traditions & rituals of the Mand...
by Bernard Muller
Tue May 04, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Synopsis of Schweitzer’s QHJ [Ch. 1, The Problem]
Replies: 18
Views: 1286

Re: Synopsis of Schweitzer’s QHJ [Ch. 1, The Problem]

to maryhelena, The JC historicists want a human on that cross - they want a flesh and blood man executed by Roman agents. Then they need to be presented with a historical Roman execution. A Roman execution of a King of the Jews. That is what the gospels say: ''And the superscription of his accusatio...
by Bernard Muller
Sat May 01, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: NTJ != HJ, ∴ no evidence of HJ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1783

Re: NTJ != HJ, ∴ no evidence of HJ?

Why make up such an odd spokesman for your cult only to later need to adjust the message to conform to where you want the message to go? According to my research, all documented on my website: I kind of agree with that: the initial cult was about Jesus as the Son of Man in the Psalms (8.4b-8, 80.17...