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by John T
Fri Aug 19, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Other Texts and History
Topic: M.P. Steiner, Interrogatio Iohannis & Apokryphon Iohannis
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: M.P. Steiner, Interrogatio Iohannis & Apokryphon Iohannis

If you can't give us a synopsis of what the main thing is, then I will take a pass.

Thanks but no thanks.
by John T
Thu Aug 18, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: New dating for Dead Sea Scrolls
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: New dating for Dead Sea Scrolls

Over the years, I have watched enough of Schiffman's videos on the Dead Sea Scrolls to know he knows not what he is talking about regarding who and why the scrolls were written other than to buy his books/viedos on his crackpot idea that the Essene's where Rabbinic Jews. :facepalm:
by John T
Fri Aug 12, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: New dating for Dead Sea Scrolls
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: New dating for Dead Sea Scrolls

The University of Groningen team includes paleographers and when combined with the C14 results they believe they can date the scrolls to within 50 years. https://aleteia.org/2021/04/28/new-radiocarbon-dating-may-pin-down-age-of-dead-sea-scrolls/ Hans van der Plicht put out a teaser at the paleograph...
by John T
Fri Aug 12, 2022 8:45 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: New dating for Dead Sea Scrolls
Replies: 5
Views: 202

New dating for Dead Sea Scrolls

Trying to date the Dead Sea Scrolls has been a bone of contention among scholars. Previous C14 testing has suggested that some of the scrolls may have been written around 350 BCE. Good news! Another round of C14 dating was conducted by Hans van der Plicht using both old AMS machines and new AMS mach...
by John T
Thu Aug 11, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Morton Smith a forger?
Replies: 63
Views: 1511

Re: Was Morton Smith a forger?

Secret Alias wrote: Thu Aug 11, 2022 9:50 am And you're a brilliant man who deserves more recognition for being a brilliant man. You make the world a better place Andrew.
Don't forget to include that other guy on the "rt Panel" way back in December 2009. I wonder what ever happened to that Huller guy? :scratch:
by John T
Thu Aug 11, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Morton Smith a forger?
Replies: 63
Views: 1511

Re: Was Morton Smith a forger?

I agree, cut & paste does not mean you understand what you cut & pasted. I won't mention any names but we just had a very good example of that on another thread when someone posted a video link about C-14 dating of the Dead Sea Scrolls but didn't even bother to watch it. Most embarrassing. :...
by John T
Thu Aug 11, 2022 7:37 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]
Replies: 203
Views: 13671

Re: Identifying circularity

I am not trolling for the mythicists, and I will not be guided in determining whether I need to do more research before commenting here by you because other people have shown, on this thread and other threads, that your definition of proper research, proper conclusions, and proper comments are not ...
by John T
Thu Aug 11, 2022 4:52 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]
Replies: 203
Views: 13671

Re: Identifying circularity

Where am I wrong in my claims? And my hearing impairments (which you will probably dismiss as lies) mean that I cannot easily watch and learn from youtube videos. You can try with closed captions. You can also ask Neil to watch it for the first time and transcribe it for you. You can actually do a ...
by John T
Thu Aug 11, 2022 4:01 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]
Replies: 203
Views: 13671

Re: Identifying circularity

a date range between 385 B.C. and A.D. 80 is so vast that it can easily be reconciled with Gmirkin's thesis without contradicting the dating evidence. This is confirmed by your citation that Hans Van Der Plicht not only says the dating range can be well over a hundred years but 340 BCE for some of ...
by John T
Thu Aug 11, 2022 3:53 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]
Replies: 203
Views: 13671

Re: Identifying circularity

John T doesn't know what he is talking about. I lost all interest in his comments when he demonstrated (ignorantly) that he had no idea what the relevance of Plato's Timaeus is to Gmirkin's thesis. Neil, how can you say that when apparently I'm the only one here that has read Timaeus? If you can't ...