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by Peter Kirby
Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Ashurbanipal Library and Torah
Replies: 5
Views: 286

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: 589

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: 589

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: 500

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: 450

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: 2089

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: 720

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...
by Peter Kirby
Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A riddle for Neil Godfrey
Replies: 14
Views: 747

Re: A riddle for Neil Godfrey

Giuseppe wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:07 am I am expecting Neil who gives an alternative explanation for the Charbonnel's words above.
Please address your questions to everyone and be clear about them. Nobody in particular has to engage with this thread.
by Peter Kirby
Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If the synoptic gospels are three different translations of a common Hebrew or Aramaic source
Replies: 115
Views: 6690

Re: If the synoptic gospels are three different translations of a common Hebrew or Aramaic source

neilgodfrey wrote: Mon Jul 05, 2021 7:42 pm
Peter Kirby wrote: Mon Jul 05, 2021 4:50 pm
I haven't tracked down all these references and read them, so consider this only a prospective recommendation.
Thanks, Peter. That list has kickstarted my search for certain specifics.
What specifics were you wanting to investigate? Now you have me curious...