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by StephenGoranson
Sat Mar 02, 2024 2:13 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Deir Ali inscription proves that Chrestos was not a holy name
Replies: 101
Views: 561

Re: The Deir Ali inscription proves that Chrestos was not a holy name

Example:
introducing something as a "shit term"
Example:
vulgarly dismissing ma and pa of others
while
simultaneously doing otherwise with his.
by StephenGoranson
Sat Mar 02, 2024 9:58 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A "Messianic" Use of Chrestos in Against Celsus
Replies: 10
Views: 122

Re: A "Messianic" Use of Chrestos in Against Celsus

SA
The dead people you have marked as adversaries I won't attempt to list.
"...perhaps resentment" ?
Anyway, the question was whether you stop to think of potentially-helpful posters that your language may have chased away from here.
by StephenGoranson
Sat Mar 02, 2024 8:36 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A "Messianic" Use of Chrestos in Against Celsus
Replies: 10
Views: 122

Re: A "Messianic" Use of Chrestos in Against Celsus

SA, do you ever stop to think how many potentially-helpful posters your language may have chased away from this forum?
by StephenGoranson
Sat Mar 02, 2024 8:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Fernando Bermejo-Rubio
Replies: 81
Views: 2348

Re: Fernando Bermejo-Rubio

The proposed name confusion is unreliable as history.
Plus, the names Selene and Helen are spelled even more differently--in Greek.
by StephenGoranson
Sat Mar 02, 2024 8:05 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Why the Hellenistic era for ALL "Old Testament" books should be taken seriously
Replies: 89
Views: 2105

Re: Why the Hellenistic era for ALL "Old Testament" books should be taken seriously

As far as I know, it is not circular to observe that several ancient peoples, for example Zoroastrians, had traditions written down over a long time. Traditions may not be systematically coordinated, despite possible later scholarly attempts to so present them. Scholars often, typically, being those...
by StephenGoranson
Sat Mar 02, 2024 7:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Fernando Bermejo-Rubio
Replies: 81
Views: 2348

Re: Fernando Bermejo-Rubio

Traditionally, Hillel II is said to have regularized the Jewish calendar in 358-359 CE, no longer needing authoritative moon phase sightings. Some Qumran mss used a solar calendar. Coordinating ancient calendars can be complicated. J.J. Scaliger, in his 1583 book De Emendatione Temporum made an atte...
by StephenGoranson
Sat Mar 02, 2024 7:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Deir Ali inscription proves that Chrestos was not a holy name
Replies: 101
Views: 561

Re: The Deir Ali inscription proves that Chrestos was not a holy name

Might it be possible that there can be more than one reason for some spellings? I have previously written--and still think--that some (not all) people were more familiar with the good-word than the an anointed-word, so spelled the good way. Or just mixed up or misunderstood or conflated words. Or th...
by StephenGoranson
Fri Mar 01, 2024 1:48 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Fernando Bermejo-Rubio
Replies: 81
Views: 2348

Re: Fernando Bermejo-Rubio

You're stuck with your 100 year fixation--unlike gospel writers, and pretty much everyone else.
by StephenGoranson
Fri Mar 01, 2024 12:51 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: My recreation of the opening of the First Gospel
Replies: 31
Views: 690

Re: My recreation of the opening of the First Gospel

So far I have not seen any reason to take this proposed "recreation" seriously.
by StephenGoranson
Fri Mar 01, 2024 12:50 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Fernando Bermejo-Rubio
Replies: 81
Views: 2348

Re: Fernando Bermejo-Rubio

Given that you, maryhelena, have presented no ancient evidence that your retrojected modern-view 100 year measurements are relevant, the question of Jesus historicity is decided on other grounds.