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by earlydude
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The docetic Jesus at the origin of Christianity
Replies: 12
Views: 7568

Re: The docetic Jesus at the origin of Christianity

Thank you. May I ask then where the theorizing for Joshua's blood sacrifice comes from? Is it purely from NT extrapolation?
by earlydude
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The docetic Jesus at the origin of Christianity
Replies: 12
Views: 7568

Re: The docetic Jesus at the origin of Christianity

Thank you.

Am I right in understanding this version of the Joshua god is meant to be an angelic son of El?

Is he basically Yahweh who we know also had an ancient "rising and dying" aspect?
by earlydude
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The docetic Jesus at the origin of Christianity
Replies: 12
Views: 7568

Re: The docetic Jesus at the origin of Christianity

May I ask what is meant by the "the sacrifice expiatory of Joshua." ?

Thank you.
by earlydude
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Do the gnostic texts betray author's intent of fiction?
Replies: 1
Views: 2096

Do the gnostic texts betray author's intent of fiction?

Often we are pointed to elements/devices of the gospel text that makes us suspect a deliberately fictional origin (Groups of people speaking in unison, apt character names and so on) My question is do the gnostic texts similarly display these kinds of signs? Can we say with any degree of certainty w...
by earlydude
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus Barabbas episode as apology against some rabbis...
Replies: 24
Views: 10303

Re: Jesus Barabbas episode as apology against some rabbis...

If Roberston's theory is true.... Could I ask... 1. Who exactly is "Jesus, the son of the Father" in the cosmic sense? OK his role is played out by various low lifes. But who are they supposed to be representing exactly? Are there any ideas? 2. If Karabbas is related to this rite in some w...
by earlydude
Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Top suspects that could have invented the historical Jesus?
Replies: 127
Views: 89106

Top suspects that could have invented the historical Jesus?

Obviously it's speculative as to whether the idea of Jesus of Nazareth was invented or not, and even if so, the individual responsible may be totally lost to history. But for the sake of argument/theory, let's say this invention did occur and that the storyteller's name is preserved in the historica...
by earlydude
Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Which is older, the Christ cult or the Jesus cult?
Replies: 18
Views: 9151

Re: Which is older, the Christ cult or the Jesus cult?

No fallacy, Outhouse. Just asking for anyone who might be able to speculate about the relative age of these two cults, which at least some critical scholars have considered to be separate.
by earlydude
Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:17 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "I Follow Cephas. I follow Apollos. I follow Christ. "
Replies: 52
Views: 18983

Re: "I Follow Cephas. I follow Apollos. I follow Christ. "

WEll, these Corinthians don't seem to say that. They seem to be saying that they listen to Paul/Apollos/Cephas instead. Compared to others in the Church who do have the correct (and original?) message of following Christ.