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by yakovzutolmai
Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Witulski's view about Revelation
Replies: 31
Views: 1815

Re: Just like nearly all the scholars of Gnosticism

Late Daters: Some one thought it up at the very last minute, wrote it all down, sent it everywhere immediately. Simples! (This is a natural bias towards the gratified instantaneous, for the Internet Generation.) We also have the bias of 20/20 hindsight. We encounter this information having already ...
by yakovzutolmai
Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Witulski's view about Revelation
Replies: 31
Views: 1815

Re: Time-frame, in Antiquity, sloooooows...

Backtrack. For most myths, oral teaching is probably a generation or two (30-75 years) before the script begins to circulate widely. Whichever (re-copied) fragment survives -in the future!- is not likely the oldest but rather the newest or from the 'early popularity' of the work's dissemination, sa...
by yakovzutolmai
Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Anileus and Asineus as Boanerges
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Anileus and Asineus as Boanerges

Hanilai and Asinai ruled a large portion of Babylon for a brief time, and Josephus attributes the flight of Jews from Babylon (at least, Seleucia/Ctesiphon) due to the aftermath of the rule of Anileus. We know just a little about the two brothers: Now there were two men, Asineus and Anileus, of the ...
by yakovzutolmai
Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Muslim Texts and History
Topic: Zimra = Mohammed? Etymology.
Replies: 0
Views: 60

Zimra = Mohammed? Etymology.

My general hypothesis about Christian origins is that Bazeus Monobazus of Adiabene was identified as the "Prophet Elchasai". Although in the West, post-Christian sects changed this historical incarnation of the blessed one back into a mythical figure, in the East there was a continuation o...
by yakovzutolmai
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Witulski's view about Revelation
Replies: 31
Views: 1815

Re: So many insights! Where to begin?

Right. Jewish factionalism was rife, but both Josephus and Philo pretend it's non-existent in Egypt. The Sicarii infiltrate Alexandria 73 AD to kill their enemies: Roman-Jewish elites, anti-Zealot Jews opposed to Total War, and perhaps to eradicate the vestiges of the Melchizedek cult? The universa...
by yakovzutolmai
Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Witulski's view about Revelation
Replies: 31
Views: 1815

Re: Dating

All this also presupposes many father-warriors raised sons to be soldiers. Perhaps. If so, my Melchizedekian thesis looks iron-clad: Battle-God Melchizedek as a Divine Warrior-Intercessor (c.275 BC) morphed into a Logos-Saviour Cult (100-75 BC) about 3-4 generations later. These Roman Egyptianized ...
by yakovzutolmai
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Witulski's view about Revelation
Replies: 31
Views: 1815

Re: Christos Replaces Logos

The Saviour-Revealer was Melchizedek (for Alexandrian Jews), abstracted as "Logos" for far-flung communities purchasing Egyptian books (sermons, hymns, etc.); even in Egypt, Melchizedekianism (relic military cult; Intercessor for Jewish warriors, c.250 BC = Saviour) was on the wane 100 BC...
by yakovzutolmai
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Witulski's view about Revelation
Replies: 31
Views: 1815

Re: Christos Replaces Logos

this means that the theology of redemption by sacrifical death of the Son ...is ... Jewish in essence, but born in reaction to a previous theology of the salvific Revealer. The Christos (viz. Jesus) replaced the Logos (viz. Melchizedek) Doctrine as a hot trend in Diaspora synagogues c.55-75 AD, yes...
by yakovzutolmai
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Agabus And Kandake (From Acts) As Adiabene Royalty Per Eisenmann
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Agabus And Kandake (From Acts) As Adiabene Royalty Per Eisenmann

In Eisenmann's view, Agabus symbolizes the royal house of ... I had to chuckle a bit when I read your opening line here. Just a few days earlier I was tempted to respond to one of your previous posts with something along the lines of --- 'like Eisenman on acid' Eisenmann's principal flaw is his Zio...
by yakovzutolmai
Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Witulski's view about Revelation
Replies: 31
Views: 1815

Re: Witulski's view about Revelation

If the dating of the text (around 130 CE) would be accepted, this would mean that under the Emperor Hadrian we still had groups of followers of Jesus who believed in a mythical Jesus without still a Gospel connected to him. Which means that the 130 CE is the terminus post-quem for the writing of a ...