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by yakovzutolmai
Fri Aug 19, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Rome 135 Then Later Alexandria
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Re: Rome 135 Then Later Alexandria

With this picture, if Mark is truly an invocation of Marcion, and if "second" Marcionism begins after 165, then it means that the vilification of Marcion was not extant from 135-165. He may have been shunned and shooed out of Rome (I suspect, for claiming too large a role in the gospel cre...
by yakovzutolmai
Fri Aug 19, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Rome 135 Then Later Alexandria
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Rome 135 Then Later Alexandria

I have found the argument compelling, that Marcion's Gospel, Matthew, and even John were co-written in Rome around 135. The Bar Kokhba War is the catalyst to distance Proselyte Judaism (of the Alexandrian or Ananian variety) from the Jews. Both Marcion, the Hebrew Christians and the Iohannite commun...
by yakovzutolmai
Sat Aug 13, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Deconstructing Mark's Structure As A Purposeful And Historically Informed Synthesis Of Sectarian Beliefs
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Deconstructing Mark's Structure As A Purposeful And Historically Informed Synthesis Of Sectarian Beliefs

Just context for this deconstruction. I believe one could take each line of Mark and in theory, though maybe not extant, find some sectarian practice or doctrine as a direct oral or textual source for that line. According to the structure I've laid out. Otherwise, were we to know the history accurat...
by yakovzutolmai
Sat Aug 13, 2022 1:12 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Deconstructing Mark's Structure As A Purposeful And Historically Informed Synthesis Of Sectarian Beliefs
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Deconstructing Mark's Structure As A Purposeful And Historically Informed Synthesis Of Sectarian Beliefs

Taking Mark as the most original text of extant gospel narratives, I wanted to apply my other historical research to deconstruct the sources and intent in including them. To begin, here is my view on the sectarian content feeding Mark: John the Baptist as Oannes. Given the seven sages tradition of B...
by yakovzutolmai
Sat Aug 06, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Anileus and Asineus as Izates and Monobazus Simplified
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Anileus and Asineus as Izates and Monobazus Simplified

Josephus reports that the rebellion of the brothers Anileus and Asineus is the cause of Jews being driven out of Babylon (meaning Seleucia/Ctesiphon, or rather, urban Babylon). He relates this final outcome as the entire reason for relating the saga. Meanwhile, Izates becoming a Jewish zealot is the...
by yakovzutolmai
Sat Aug 06, 2022 8:30 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Essenes called "Samaritans" ? "Samaritans" in Egypt
Replies: 8
Views: 2678

Re: Essenes called "Samaritans" ? "Samaritans" in Egypt

I believe that in the aftermath of the collapse of Neo-Assyrian power, the collective ethnos we might call "Semitic", which would incorporate anything "Canaanite" inclusive of Amorite, Eblaite, Israelite, etc. simply became known as "Israelite" among Arabs and Jews, and...
by yakovzutolmai
Sat Aug 06, 2022 8:20 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Onias IV, Ananias and Chelkias - Annas and Boethus??
Replies: 0
Views: 75

Onias IV, Ananias and Chelkias - Annas and Boethus??

Ananias, famous as Jeremiah's opponent, who increased Israel's yoke. Fitting for a heterodox, Pauline point of view that accepts Gentiles and promotes accommodation. When Rome replaced Herodian rule with direct rule, making the Sons of Annas their high priests, was this not replacing the wooden yoke...
by yakovzutolmai
Sat Jul 16, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Historicity Of Jesus Born From Syrian Politics With Rome In 200 AD
Replies: 0
Views: 1276

Historicity Of Jesus Born From Syrian Politics With Rome In 200 AD

In Josephus, as I have often argued, the story of Izates of Adiabene fighting a "Abia" of the Arabs is the story of the death of Sampsiceramus II of the Emesene dynasty of Arabs. This is because Izates is a descendent of Philip I Philadephus of Seleucia, who was a cousin, not a brother of ...
by yakovzutolmai
Sat Jul 16, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: zoom conf. "Next Quest for the Historical Jesus"
Replies: 36
Views: 2050

Re: zoom conf. "Next Quest for the Historical Jesus"

A preliminary description--without, yet, specific titles or abstracts or detailed schedule--may interest some here (me, because of some of the participants): "The Next Quest for the Historical Jesus is a conference and larger project run by James Crossley and Chris Keith. The conference will b...
by yakovzutolmai
Sat Jul 16, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Pseudo-Nero, The Jewish Star Prophecy, Roman Provenance
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Pseudo-Nero, The Jewish Star Prophecy, Roman Provenance

Does the OP relate to this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Prophecy The Star Prophecy (or Star and Scepter prophecy) is a Messianic reading applied by Jewish Zealots and early Christians to Numbers 24:17 We are, through Vespasian's experience, reading out of the "Star Prophecy" quite ...