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by yakovzutolmai
Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Genesis of Mary by Le Maguer
Replies: 29
Views: 856

Re: Genesis of Mary by Le Maguer

Interesting, your Theudas/"Joshua" may be the doubting Thomas, made "doubting" to neutralize in advance the hearsay about a rival Christ ("twin" of the catholic Christ) being the true risen Christ. No, I think they identified King Bazeus as the incarnation of Joseph, a...
by yakovzutolmai
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Genesis of Mary by Le Maguer
Replies: 29
Views: 856

Re: Genesis of Mary by Le Maguer

I am reading Genèse de Marie, Portrait d'Israël en jeune fille by Sandrick Le Maguer, a follower of Dubourg. Have you read Joseph and Asenath ? http://markgoodacre.org/aseneth/translat.htm Now Aseneth despised all men and regarded them with contempt; yet no man had ever seen her, for Pentephres had...
by yakovzutolmai
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Genesis of Mary by Le Maguer
Replies: 29
Views: 856

Re: Genesis of Mary by Le Maguer

Interesting also to know why Jesus is denigrated as "son of Panthera" by the Toledoth Yeschu. Panteri means in Aramaic "bloodstone". Hence, "son of Panthera" means "son of the bloodstone". Now, yaspé is similar to yosseph , hence: the Talmud speaks about the ...
by yakovzutolmai
Mon Aug 23, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: God as Chronos in Philo, Quod Deus Sit Immutabilis 30ff
Replies: 31
Views: 2269

Re: Philo of Byblos, Sanchuniathon c.135 AD ?

If the work is by a 'lapsed' Jewish refugee from Akexandria in or near Byblos c.135 AD, and the reference to Hermes Trismegistos is not a later copist's addition, that reference is interesting. It's a weird promotion, and it hints at the author's background. He doesnt seem to know much about Byblos...
by yakovzutolmai
Mon Aug 23, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: God as Chronos in Philo, Quod Deus Sit Immutabilis 30ff
Replies: 31
Views: 2269

Re: God as Chronos in Philo, Quod Deus Sit Immutabilis 30ff

Unless someone discovers some lost ancient scrolls in a cave, we'll probably never have more sources on ancient Phoenician religion. It's clear that the ancients did not have a neat, systematized framework for religion. The later Greeks sort of attempted this, but weakly. It appears as if Phoenicia ...
by yakovzutolmai
Mon Aug 23, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Epistle of Barnabas: Evidence for Mythicism
Replies: 13
Views: 508

Re: The Epistle of Barnabas: Evidence for Mythicism

While Barnabas now postulates a Christ on earth, his starting point remains of the old variety: Jesus Christ is the divine Son in heaven—who then came to earth. He does not start from the historical Jesus of Nazareth and declare him to have been the Son of God. In fact, this is an issue, a question...
by yakovzutolmai
Mon Aug 23, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Titans And Sons Of Noah Both Syncretizing Gods Of Classical World?
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: The Titanomachy As The Sons of Noah?

This septarchy can be associated with geography. So, let's assume it did begin as one system, and was slowly attributed to regions of the Earth as they became known. Of course the Mauritanians and Iberian coasts beyond the Pillars of Hercules would be associate with the world river. Thus, these belo...
by yakovzutolmai
Mon Aug 23, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Titans And Sons Of Noah Both Syncretizing Gods Of Classical World?
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Titans And Sons Of Noah Both Syncretizing Gods Of Classical World?

On the heels of looking into parallels between Egyptian, Canannite and Greek mythology, I've noticed strange and strong parallels between the family of Titans and the different religious systems of the ancient world. I'd like to present them, then ask if there's some way to sort this out. If there's...
by yakovzutolmai
Mon Aug 23, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is the argument from embarassment evidence for historical crucifixion?
Replies: 26
Views: 1084

Re: Is the argument from embarassment evidence for historical crucifixion?

I have thought that Mark is a vindicating parody. Specifically, the Alexandrian Jews and Roman allies who follow Philo's conception of Christ as a personal savior who are making fun of a defeated messianic faction who expected Christ to be a bloody conqueror. It mocks the entire idea of Christ comin...
by yakovzutolmai
Mon Aug 23, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: God as Chronos in Philo, Quod Deus Sit Immutabilis 30ff
Replies: 31
Views: 2269

Re: Ieoud/ledud

Adonis comes from Adon (Adonai). Interesting. Also: Atum/Adam/Adon. I'm certain there is a common origin, or at least at some point ancient peoples would have thought these were certainly referring to the same deity, or if not, only because the locals meant to refer to the same deity and became conf...