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by billd89
Mon Mar 20, 2023 7:48 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: in defence of astrotheology
Replies: 429
Views: 326007

Re: Antikythera Mechanism

by billd89
Fri Mar 17, 2023 5:12 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Aqueducts
Replies: 0
Views: 41

Aqueducts

by billd89
Fri Mar 10, 2023 3:27 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Critical Study on Chronology of the Ancient World
Replies: 37
Views: 7443

Re: Russian Bots Support Fomenko

https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/57d0686e6b8f5b98e0543620/15d19464-c02f-481d-ae49-32b951f9fe1e/anatoly-fomenko.jpg?format=750w "Anatoly Fomenko, mathematician and ethnonationalist propagandist masquerading as a legitimate historian." The connection to Qanon, "encouraged ...
by billd89
Fri Feb 24, 2023 8:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Another Letter of Clement of Alexandria from the Monasteries
Replies: 44
Views: 1040

Re: "Continency"

ἐγκράτεια γάρ ἐστιν σώματος ἄρνησις καὶ ὁμολογία πρὸς Θεόν. ἐγκράτεια = Given Mastery i.e. Remaining Sober (Temperance). Regarding requirements of Dr. Bob's sobriety, we read the Edelsteins' suggested four-fold solution (evocative again of colleague Dr. John Rathbone Oliver's 1929 autobiography Fou...
by billd89
Fri Feb 24, 2023 3:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Visions and the Shepherd of Hermas
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: The Shepherd of Hermas

I'm happy to stick with the consensus dates: Paul writing around 50 to 60 CE, Shepherd of Hermas written around 150 CE. Right, though if SoH is folkloric Xian and of the Chrestiani apocalyptic tradition, Roman provenance does not exclude Egyptian origins for source-material or the tradition/genre. ...
by billd89
Fri Feb 24, 2023 2:15 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Visions and the Shepherd of Hermas
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: The Shepherd of Hermas

Then Poimandres (Egyptian: Soverignty of Mind), often translated as 'Man-Shepherd' : a competing cult's text of the same period? An older text? Permit me to pare down the key bits, here: I have my own theory of Christian origins, which I call my 'magical' historical Jesus theory. ... Paul, as an ind...
by billd89
Mon Feb 06, 2023 2:45 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Mystery Ecbatana
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Συρίης

Is it too early to dispense with the forum now? I'm glad someone else is at attention on the AI front. "Syria" as the (Egyptian) Siriad of the Canaanite Phoenicians would not necessarily be in the Syria we first think of. Josephus references that "other Syria" also. Where was Ba...
by billd89
Mon Feb 06, 2023 1:25 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Deity portrayed on "Egyptian Amulet Seal" Fragment
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Intaglios Found in Bath Drains

Archaeologists find ancient Roman engraved gems in ancient Roman Briddish bathhouse drain

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-730516
by billd89
Mon Feb 06, 2023 1:07 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: AI Translation of Hittite Texts, in Bulk
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: AI The Fragmentarium

https://phys.org/news/2023-02-ai-texts-thousands-years-readable.html The Babylonians wrote in cuneiform characters on clay tablets, which have survived in the form of countless fragments. Over centuries, scholars transferred the characters imprinted on the pieces of clay onto paper. Then they would ...