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by John Kesler
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: When/what is the End of Days?
Replies: 139
Views: 42381

Re: When/what is the End of Days?

To be honest, I don't like apocalyptic writings or thinking (even in the Dead Sea Scrolls, which I otherwise enjoy). But Rakovsky's got me thinking about the nature of the "End of Days" (acharit ha-yamim). And when I think of the End of Days I think of things like Is. 2:2-4: In the last d...
by John Kesler
Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: passover and blood
Replies: 5
Views: 8918

Re: passover and blood

I agree with iskander, and I wrote about this on the old BCH forum: http://bcharchive.org/2/thearchives/showthreadf1d2.html
by John Kesler
Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Strongest, most direct evidence to doubt the Resurrection?
Replies: 68
Views: 47298

Re: Strongest, most direct evidence to doubt the Resurrectio

There's no end to the how-it-could-have-been "explanations" one can posit, and in nearly two decades of discussing the Bible on the Internet, I have seen many. To argue that Matthew's Jesus, and an angel, said on resurrection morning to go to Galilee, and that there is where the apostles ...
by John Kesler
Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Strongest, most direct evidence to doubt the Resurrection?
Replies: 68
Views: 47298

Re: Strongest, most direct evidence to doubt the Resurrectio

The second option makes more sense in terms of harmonization. If a friend sends another friend to ask you and your other friends to meet him in another city, but then stops by your house that day and again eight days later before your big meeting, this does not make you wrong if you say: "My f...
by John Kesler
Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Did Abraham really sacrifice Isaac?
Replies: 15
Views: 15455

Re: Did Abraham really sacrifice Isaac?

It is not clear how Abraham can be regarded as the father of Israel in a version of the story in which Isaac ends up dead on Mount Moriah. The same scholar quoted in the linked article, Dr. Tzemah Yoreh, answers that question in footnote 33 of this article: http://thetorah.com/the-sacrifice-of-isaa...
by John Kesler
Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark 16:9-20 as Forgery or Fabrication by Richard Carrier
Replies: 105
Views: 82371

Re: Mark 16:9-20 as Forgery or Fabrication by Richard Carrie

Adam wrote:How do I learn more about Evan Powell's Ur-John theory? Which part does he say was the original Aramaic portion? He should be saying it's the Discourses.
Powell's Web sites are http://www.historical-jesus.com and http://synoptic-problem.com. The former discusses the Ur-John theory.
by John Kesler
Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Strongest, most direct evidence to doubt the Resurrection?
Replies: 68
Views: 47298

Re: Strongest, most direct evidence to doubt the Resurrectio

Matthew records about Jesus' fourth collective appearance to the apostles, on the mount in Galilee, that "when they saw him, they worshiped him, but they doubted."(Matt 28:17, "προσεκύνησαν, οἱ δὲ ἐδίστασαν.") This would have been after Jesus convinced them in Jerusalem that he ...
by John Kesler
Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark 16:9-20 as Forgery or Fabrication by Richard Carrier
Replies: 105
Views: 82371

Re: 2nd Century Patristic Evidence - GMatthew

Not to mention that John 21 includes much that seems like the LE itself. I agree. This was discussed on the blog of Paul Davidson, a/k/a Tenorikuma: https://isthatinthebible.wordpress.com/2015/08/17/is-john-out-of-order-the-strange-geography-and-chronology-of-the-fourth-gospel/comment-page-1/#comme...
by John Kesler
Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Did Abraham really sacrifice Isaac?
Replies: 15
Views: 15455

Re: Did Abraham really sacrifice Isaac?

It is not clear how Abraham can be regarded as the father of Israel in a version of the story in which Isaac ends up dead on Mount Moriah. The same scholar quoted in the linked article, Dr. Tzemah Yoreh, answers that question in footnote 33 of this article: http://thetorah.com/the-sacrifice-of-isaa...
by John Kesler
Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:15 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Biblical City of Sodom?
Replies: 9
Views: 15081

Re: Biblical City of Sodom?

semiopen wrote:Too bad I can't find the old FRDB anymore, thought they were still open for old thread reading.
It is: http://bcharchive.org. Your thread is here: http://bcharchive.org/2/thearchives/sho ... l?t=323085