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by Jax
Tue Aug 17, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Saul ⟶ Paul in 1 Samuel 9:21
Replies: 29
Views: 927

Re: Saul ⟶ Paul in 1 Samuel 9:21

Why doesn't Paulos ever refer to himself as Saul then? Even when he is making a point of his Jewish heritage?
by Jax
Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Saul ⟶ Paul in 1 Samuel 9:21
Replies: 29
Views: 927

Re: Saul ⟶ Paul in 1 Samuel 9:21

Correct. The Saul thing is just a creation of the writer of Acts. Just like everything else in the story. ok, but Dubourg is saying that Paul could n't be called Paul independently from his being called Saul via midrash from the biblical Saul. The name "Paul" for Paul is derived midrashic...
by Jax
Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Saul ⟶ Paul in 1 Samuel 9:21
Replies: 29
Views: 927

Re: Saul ⟶ Paul in 1 Samuel 9:21

I would say that the writer of the fictional Acts was up on his OT. can you be more precise, please ? Do you think that a Paul named P aul existed before Acts talks about a Paul also named S aul ? Correct. The Saul thing is just a creation of the writer of Acts. Just like everything else in the sto...
by Jax
Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Saul ⟶ Paul in 1 Samuel 9:21
Replies: 29
Views: 927

Re: Saul ⟶ Paul in 1 Samuel 9:21

I would say that the writer of the fictional Acts was up on his OT.
by Jax
Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus
Replies: 241
Views: 12802

Re: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus

In Damascus, the ethnarc of King Aretas had the city of the Damascenes placed under guard in order to apprehend me. From The New Testament by David Bentley Hart. It is obvious that the Arabians were outside of the city and surrounding it. If this is about Aretas III and Tigranes II then it would mak...
by Jax
Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus
Replies: 241
Views: 12802

Re: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus

The issue invites speculation. No. It requires speculation, a maryhelenaism for considering the full range of seriously possible hypotheses. Paul leaves out a few details which are some of relevance to our inquiry: Paul does not say that his Aretas controls Damascus. Paul does not say why he wishes...
by Jax
Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus
Replies: 241
Views: 12802

Re: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus

yakovzutolmai wrote, in part: "Do the Roman epitomes conclusively discount that Aretas IV might have temporarily controlled Damascus during his conflict with Antipas?" No, they don't. That Paul escaped Damascus is, of course, possible. Even Rainer Reisner, who admitted that he could not y...
by Jax
Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus
Replies: 241
Views: 12802

Re: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus

^ Could have gotten a couple coffees with that 3 bucks. :D I wonder if Carrier even read the links you posted..... Seems all he is interested in is his Jesus from Outer Space....and really, at the end of the day, all that theory is is interpretation of biblical text plus speculation resting on his ...
by Jax
Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus
Replies: 241
Views: 12802

Re: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus

^ Could have gotten a couple coffees with that 3 bucks. :D I wonder if Carrier even read the links you posted..... Seems all he is interested in is his Jesus from Outer Space....and really, at the end of the day, all that theory is is interpretation of biblical text plus speculation resting on his ...
by Jax
Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus
Replies: 241
Views: 12802

Re: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus

^ Could have gotten a couple coffees with that 3 bucks.