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by Charles Wilson
Sun Aug 01, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus
Replies: 30
Views: 713

Re: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus

maryhelena wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:58 amYep, Carrier is a tough nut to crack - but methinks there is a weakness there and sooner or later the cracks in Carrier's approach to the Jesus and Paul story will widen.
Again: http://www.caesarsmessiah.com/blog/rich ... -at-gadara
by Charles Wilson
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The peculiar case of the mustard seed and "the nest"
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: The peculiar case of the mustard seed and "the nest"

Josephus, War... , 5, 3, 2: "But Titus, intending to pitch his camp nearer to the city than Scopus, placed as many of his choice horsemen and footmen as he thought sufficient opposite to the Jews, to prevent their sallying out upon them, while he gave orders for the whole army to level the dist...
by Charles Wilson
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evidence Christianity started as mythicist
Replies: 102
Views: 81957

Re: Evidence Christianity started as mythicist

Pure Flame Throwing: If Tacitus and Pliny the Younger, for example, contributed to the creation of the NT - See: https://earlywritings.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2207&hilit=puzzle+empty+tomb - by authoring the Empty Tomb Section, it might be plausible for "Paybacks" to be plante...
by Charles Wilson
Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Anti-Marcionite Hannah the Prophetess
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Anti-Marcionite Hannah the Prophetess

Luke 13: 10- 17 (RSV): [10] Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. [11] And there was a woman who had had a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years; she was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. [12] And when Jesus saw her, he called her and said to her, "Woman,...
by Charles Wilson
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Anti-Marcionite Hannah the Prophetess
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Anti-Marcionite Hannah the Prophetess

There are very clear indications that Luke 1, 2 and the end of 24 were written by a different person than Luke 3-23. It's a very strong position. It is so obvious because of the significant inconsistencies between Luke 1, 2 and 24. And when we recognize that Luke 3-23.5 is essentially Marcion's Gos...
by Charles Wilson
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Proposition regarding authorship of Luke, Acts, Paul & creation of the NT
Replies: 21
Views: 401

Re: Proposition regarding authorship of Luke, Acts, Paul & creation of the NT

Thank you rgp -- I've tried to Map the Background Documents for Acts and have made some progress. Some examples: 1 Corinthians 1: 10 - 16 (RSV): [10] I appeal to you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no dissensions among you, but that you be uni...
by Charles Wilson
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Proposition regarding authorship of Luke, Acts, Paul & creation of the NT
Replies: 21
Views: 401

Re: Proposition regarding authorship of Luke, Acts, Paul & creation of the NT

Very clearly, the writer of Acts would have had a motive for producing a version of the Pauline letters that went with his Acts story...So this person was producing a revised version of the Evangelion and the Apostolikon, with Acts as a narrative framework to tie it all together. William Smith, Dic...
by Charles Wilson
Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Greek Loanwords in Mishnaic Hebrew
Replies: 45
Views: 955

Re: Greek Loanwords in Mishnaic Hebrew

neilgodfrey wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:44 pm Yes, Charles - I understand where you are coming from and the rationale you have for the pun. It makes sense, thanks. I have a different perspective, as you know.
Don't we all...Don't we all...
by Charles Wilson
Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Proposition regarding authorship of Luke, Acts, Paul & creation of the NT
Replies: 21
Views: 401

Re: Proposition regarding authorship of Luke, Acts, Paul & creation of the NT

Acts ends with Paul preaching in Rome, but there were no Pauline letters to support such an ending... Acts 28: 28 - 31 (RSV): [28] Let it be known to you then that this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will listen." [30] And he lived there two whole years at his own expense...
by Charles Wilson
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Greek Loanwords in Mishnaic Hebrew
Replies: 45
Views: 955

Re: Greek Loanwords in Mishnaic Hebrew

NG --

Was my answer to your satisfaction?
Not necessarily that you agree with it but rather that you understand the Base from which this Thesis begins.
If not, plz ask a question and I will try to explain.

CW