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by Secret Alias
Tue Feb 27, 2024 5:12 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: How do we know Rho was Rhotic?
Replies: 0
Views: 30

How do we know Rho was Rhotic?

Just wondering
by Secret Alias
Tue Feb 27, 2024 2:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Markus Vinzent's claim about Marcion
Replies: 52
Views: 22667

Re: Markus Vinzent's claim about Marcion

I am not joking about the sex thing. When I was young I was very high and for some reason attending a psychic fair in Toronto and I ran into the Raelian cult booth. The religion was founded by a racecar driver and he basically hired strippers to become "evangelists" for his new religion. I...
by Secret Alias
Tue Feb 27, 2024 9:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Markus Vinzent's claim about Marcion
Replies: 52
Views: 22667

Re: Markus Vinzent's claim about Marcion

I think the best argument regarding female authorship of Christianity is that no man would conceive it impossible to completely abstain from sex. It was a torment that only a woman could inflict on men. Set an impossible bar. Offer to "pluck out" the eye that offends the man. For women to ...
by Secret Alias
Tue Feb 27, 2024 9:36 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Basic reason why the name of Pilate was absent in the Earliest Passion Story extrapolated from Mark
Replies: 114
Views: 1110

Re: Basic reason why the name of Pilate was absent in the Earliest Passion Story extrapolated from Mark

No does not. Learn Hebrew. Learn Aramaic. This is not one of the core meanings. Bye. I have wasted my time before on this.
by Secret Alias
Tue Feb 27, 2024 9:16 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Basic reason why the name of Pilate was absent in the Earliest Passion Story extrapolated from Mark
Replies: 114
Views: 1110

Re: Basic reason why the name of Pilate was absent in the Earliest Passion Story extrapolated from Mark

You know what? Enjoy the creative process. But the proper way to have started or at least completed this investigation is with an HONEST look at the evidence. Find examples of your word in Aramaic or Hebrew. Develop a linguistic argument first and then apply the lessons to your etymology. What you a...
by Secret Alias
Tue Feb 27, 2024 8:58 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Basic reason why the name of Pilate was absent in the Earliest Passion Story extrapolated from Mark
Replies: 114
Views: 1110

Re: Basic reason why the name of Pilate was absent in the Earliest Passion Story extrapolated from Mark

Giuseppe on some level you simply want this to be true in spite of evidence to the contrary. I think it is possible that a non-Greek speaker using the LXX and other sources could have imagined a faux etymology for Pilate this way. It's possible. But it is impossible that a Semitic speaking individua...
by Secret Alias
Tue Feb 27, 2024 8:45 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Basic reason why the name of Pilate was absent in the Earliest Passion Story extrapolated from Mark
Replies: 114
Views: 1110

Re: Basic reason why the name of Pilate was absent in the Earliest Passion Story extrapolated from Mark

it is evident that you don't like to be understood, here. What are you saying?
You have no interest in what texts say only to make them say what you want them to say. I have provided you with clear evidence that Semitic speakers don't derive the meaning you do from the text. Bye.
by Secret Alias
Tue Feb 27, 2024 8:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Basic reason why the name of Pilate was absent in the Earliest Passion Story extrapolated from Mark
Replies: 114
Views: 1110

Re: Basic reason why the name of Pilate was absent in the Earliest Passion Story extrapolated from Mark

ואמר יוי תקפי ורחצני ומשיזיב יתי

משיזיב = survivor.

And the Lord our God gave up into our hands Og the king of Mathnan, and all his people; and we smote him till no remnant remained to him.

ומסר ייי אלקנא בידנא אוף ית עוג מלכא דמתנן וית כל עמיה ומחינוהי עד דלא אשתייר ליה משיזיב