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by billd89
Mon Feb 26, 2024 8:15 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Claudius was Jewish?
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: Salome

Salome, the Quintessential Jewish Whore

Workbook, on the popularity of S. as Jewish name
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salome_(d ... %27%20aunt.
by billd89
Sun Feb 25, 2024 11:25 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Claudius was Jewish?
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: Ancestry

In my own family, quite abit of 'ancestry stuff' (+35 relatives!) only became known after results of a commercial DNA test were posted recently. It was certainly a history unknown to all of us alive. otoh, genealogists make up sh*t all the time. Perhaps comparable to Claudius, German Chancellor Helm...
by billd89
Sun Feb 25, 2024 8:52 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Cosmism, Resurgent
Replies: 0
Views: 48

Cosmism, Resurgent

Cosmism was a curious Russian philosophical movement of the 19th C., almost a forgotten footnote in history. But some of its key tenets have proven to be enduring, especially in Silicon Valley. Although some may disagree, I think at its root this is a religious idea: the craving for Immortality. htt...
by billd89
Sun Feb 25, 2024 7:39 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: 50
Views: 631

Hear, Hear!

davidmartin wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 11:56 pm what a load of junk this is.
A narrative has to have poignant detail and twists to interest me. Dull facts are important, but they're not entertaining.
by billd89
Sun Feb 25, 2024 7:12 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Claudius was Jewish?
Replies: 9
Views: 199

↑ Non sequitur

Did Claudius deny his biological mother was a Jewess? Plus, there's always adoption: Very Common in the Roman Period and Imperial Households especially. To be clear: the OP is a Question, not a conclusion. I only adopt the pretense '(imagine) it is true' to seek out any possible evidence which would...
by billd89
Sun Feb 25, 2024 5:53 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: A Judeo-Egyptian Kabbalah, c.100 BC???
Replies: 3
Views: 531

Dating the Sefer_HaBahir

Link : Sefer HaBahir (Book of the Brightness) is an anonymous mystical work, attributed to a 1st-century rabbinic sage Nehunya ben HaKanah because it begins with the words, "R. Nehunya ben HaKanah said". It is an early work of esoteric Jewish mysticism which eventually became known as Kab...
by billd89
Sat Feb 24, 2024 6:46 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Revisiting Philo's Therapeutae and their Context/Timeline
Replies: 71
Views: 108826

Re: Betz [1986] based on Preisendanz [1928/31] and ...?

There's no need to imagine wild stuff that isn't true, flights of fancy to the lands of This, That and T'Other. Scholem truly and simply meant 'Jewish magicians of the PGM' : he was explicitly calling out Festugière's bias against the sources (i.e. "Jews"). Based on the letter to M. Smith,...
by billd89
Sat Feb 24, 2024 9:49 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Claudius was Jewish?
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: Hiding

Yebbut. Five points, and counting... Textbook Whataboutery: "Son of bitch/whore" doesn't mean you grew up in bordello. True, but 'those of Jewish descent' have often hidden their ethnic/religious identity -- and closeted "homos" (even antigay politicos) do get exposed. Oopsie! ht...
by billd89
Sat Feb 24, 2024 6:35 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Claudius was Jewish?
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Claudius was Jewish?

CPJud 156 d: Lampon to Isidoros: “I already see my death coming.” Claudius Caesar: “Many of my friends you killed, Isidoros.” Isidoros: “I obeyed the king then ruling [Caligula] who ordered it. Tell me yourself whom I have to accuse.” Claudius Caesar: “You are really the son of a girl musician (μουσ...