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by Peter Kirby
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dave Allen: an analysis
Replies: 39
Views: 1211

Re: Dave Allen: an analysis

Thanks guys for all the attention you are giving my paper, as you can see I am not religious and only put forward a plausible hypothesis from a historicist point of view. Ken my original paper has too many faults including my original reconstruction. As Steve Mason wrote about his early papers, the...
by Peter Kirby
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dave Allen: an analysis
Replies: 39
Views: 1211

Re: Dave Allen: an analysis

On second thought, this feels like a new topic.

Link to old topic: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8203
by Peter Kirby
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dave Allen: an analysis
Replies: 39
Views: 1211

Dave Allen: an analysis

The rest of the article of Dave Allen is bullshit. If you put it that way, I'm inclined to look at the rest of the article to check whether it's just BS. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. https://www.academia.edu/47243189/The_Use_of_the_Testimonium_Flavianum_by_Anti_Christian_Polemicists?emai...
by Peter Kirby
Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Ashurbanipal Library and Torah
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: Ashurbanipal Library and Torah

I visited the British Museum yesterday, and was amazed by the Ashurbanipal Library tablet collection. I can't believe I hadn't heard of it sooner! I'm now looking for scholars, analysis, or resources that study similarity or overlap between the Torah (or really anything on earlyjewishwritings) and ...
by Peter Kirby
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Muslim Texts and History
Topic: Maren And Barmaren; Hatrene Origins For Islam
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: Maren And Barmaren; Hatrene Origins For Islam

FollowerOfMessiah wrote: Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:07 pm Sorry for the repeat posts, I am new to the forum. Is it possible to delete the last two after the first one?

Thanks for the introduction!
As a policy, I prefer not to edit or delete any posts. You can edit them down to a single character if you like.
by Peter Kirby
Wed Sep 01, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Muslim Texts and History
Topic: Maren And Barmaren; Hatrene Origins For Islam
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: Maren And Barmaren; Hatrene Origins For Islam

Should be noted that Muhammad in the Islamic tradition is a Banu Hashim = Banu HaShem = Bnei Hashem. This is a common name for angelic beings in Jewish Angelology, meaning Sons of God (recall the division of the nations in the Torah). Muhammad is an aspect of Jesus in some heterodox Jewish Christia...
by Peter Kirby
Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Paul's Romans originally addressed to Romans?
Replies: 9
Views: 522

Re: Was Paul's Romans originally addressed to Romans?

Scribe B wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:11 pm Hello everyone. Longtime lurker, now first time poster.
Welcome to the forum!
by Peter Kirby
Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evolution of the Gospel - Enoch Powell
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: Evolution of the Gospel - Enoch Powell

dreadfullinguist wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:10 pm Hello all, this is my first post here.

I am relatively new to Biblical scholarship, which I began largely for literary reasons (I have been learning Greek for some time now, and was interested in koine).
Welcome to the forum!
by Peter Kirby
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Philippians 3: "persecutor of the church"
Replies: 39
Views: 2214

Re: Philippians 3: "persecutor of the church"

I cannot read Greek, but reading the English text that you quote, I interpret the reference to "as to zeal, a persecutor of the assembly" as fully consistent with Paul's broader purpose within this passage - if assembly be interpreted as referring to a cult about Christ. The passage means...
by Peter Kirby
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Bruno Bauer: The First Skeptical Life of Jesus
Replies: 13
Views: 744

Re: Bruno Bauer: The First Skeptical Life of Jesus

Bruno Bauer is so interesting, as you hear so much of him by reputation but he's so inaccessible if you don't read German. The Gothic script in one of his works I found really put me off too. Usually Bauer is quickly dismissed, but some like Schweitzer treat him with more respect. Another such pers...