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by yakovzutolmai
Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Anileus and Asineus as Boanerges
Replies: 0
Views: 135

Anileus and Asineus as Boanerges

Hanilai and Asinai ruled a large portion of Babylon for a brief time, and Josephus attributes the flight of Jews from Babylon (at least, Seleucia/Ctesiphon) due to the aftermath of the rule of Anileus. We know just a little about the two brothers: Now there were two men, Asineus and Anileus, of the ...
by yakovzutolmai
Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Muslim Texts and History
Topic: Zimra = Mohammed? Etymology.
Replies: 0
Views: 449

Zimra = Mohammed? Etymology.

My general hypothesis about Christian origins is that Bazeus Monobazus of Adiabene was identified as the "Prophet Elchasai". Although in the West, post-Christian sects changed this historical incarnation of the blessed one back into a mythical figure, in the East there was a continuation o...
by yakovzutolmai
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Witulski's view about Revelation
Replies: 31
Views: 2204

Re: So many insights! Where to begin?

Right. Jewish factionalism was rife, but both Josephus and Philo pretend it's non-existent in Egypt. The Sicarii infiltrate Alexandria 73 AD to kill their enemies: Roman-Jewish elites, anti-Zealot Jews opposed to Total War, and perhaps to eradicate the vestiges of the Melchizedek cult? The universa...
by yakovzutolmai
Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Witulski's view about Revelation
Replies: 31
Views: 2204

Re: Dating

All this also presupposes many father-warriors raised sons to be soldiers. Perhaps. If so, my Melchizedekian thesis looks iron-clad: Battle-God Melchizedek as a Divine Warrior-Intercessor (c.275 BC) morphed into a Logos-Saviour Cult (100-75 BC) about 3-4 generations later. These Roman Egyptianized ...
by yakovzutolmai
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Witulski's view about Revelation
Replies: 31
Views: 2204

Re: Christos Replaces Logos

The Saviour-Revealer was Melchizedek (for Alexandrian Jews), abstracted as "Logos" for far-flung communities purchasing Egyptian books (sermons, hymns, etc.); even in Egypt, Melchizedekianism (relic military cult; Intercessor for Jewish warriors, c.250 BC = Saviour) was on the wane 100 BC...
by yakovzutolmai
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Witulski's view about Revelation
Replies: 31
Views: 2204

Re: Christos Replaces Logos

this means that the theology of redemption by sacrifical death of the Son ...is ... Jewish in essence, but born in reaction to a previous theology of the salvific Revealer. The Christos (viz. Jesus) replaced the Logos (viz. Melchizedek) Doctrine as a hot trend in Diaspora synagogues c.55-75 AD, yes...
by yakovzutolmai
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Agabus And Kandake (From Acts) As Adiabene Royalty Per Eisenmann
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Agabus And Kandake (From Acts) As Adiabene Royalty Per Eisenmann

In Eisenmann's view, Agabus symbolizes the royal house of ... I had to chuckle a bit when I read your opening line here. Just a few days earlier I was tempted to respond to one of your previous posts with something along the lines of --- 'like Eisenman on acid' Eisenmann's principal flaw is his Zio...
by yakovzutolmai
Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Witulski's view about Revelation
Replies: 31
Views: 2204

Re: Witulski's view about Revelation

If the dating of the text (around 130 CE) would be accepted, this would mean that under the Emperor Hadrian we still had groups of followers of Jesus who believed in a mythical Jesus without still a Gospel connected to him. Which means that the 130 CE is the terminus post-quem for the writing of a ...
by yakovzutolmai
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gospel "according to" ___
Replies: 45
Views: 1415

Re: Gospel "according to" ___

So I would rather like to say (like the Dutch philologist SA Naber) that all Pauline letters ‘ortas esse in Cerdonis vel Marcionitarum scholis’, that means: they had been written in Marcionite/Kerdo’s school and firstly collected by ‘schoolmaster’ Marcion. In commenting on Eph. 5:19, Dr. (Woolsey) ...
by yakovzutolmai
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: John Hyrcanus, not John the Baptist, in Luke 16:16
Replies: 12
Views: 427

Re: John Hyrcanus, not John the Baptist, in Luke 16:16

yakovzutolmai, since you think that the pauline epistles are invented all after the 70 (a conclusion I am intrigued about), how do you harmonize their post-70 invention with their silence about the Gospel Jesus ? Basically, I am addressing the same question I had raised here , gaining still no answ...