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by yakovzutolmai
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Zahhak the Snake Shoulder; Baal/Yam, Zeus/Cronus, Herod's Massacre of the Innocents
Replies: 1
Views: 342

Re: Zahhak the Snake Shoulder; Baal/Yam, Zeus/Cronus, Herod's Massacre of the Innocents

Just learning the "Kurd" is blacksmith in ancient Iranic languages. Corduene is "land of the smith" AKA Kaveh the Blacksmith. This is the inspiration for Noah. If the Jews think Kurds are descended from Jinn in a story that parallels the Enochian tale of the Watchers, and if we p...
by yakovzutolmai
Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:44 am
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

the sons of Judas of Gamala. Are you sure that Judas of Gamala existed ? A case has been made for Judas being a pure Flavian invention. This study shows that we can no longer assume that this Judas presented by Josephus is an historical figure who engaged in some activity in 6 CE. My figures of int...
by yakovzutolmai
Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Stephan Hoebeeck on the philosophical origins of Christianity
Replies: 20
Views: 746

Re: Stephan Hoebeeck claims

I'm curious what he says about Sethians, since they had a corpus of literature also (perhaps rivalling the Hermetica?) and they obviously pre-date Xtianity. Many more Jews turned Gnostic (in a Sethian Spring, c.120 AD?) rather than Xtian, but those lines arent firm either. After 115 AD, Gnosticism ...
by yakovzutolmai
Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:19 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

“The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John . Since that time, the good news of the kingdom of God is being preached, and everyone is forcing their way into it. John Hyrcanus is meant here, proving that Doudna's view of a confusion between the Baptist and Hyrcanus is probably correct. If w...
by yakovzutolmai
Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:40 am
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

If Simeon Niger is "Ukkama" aka Izates, then the "brethren at Antioch" (Nisibis? Edessa?) as: "Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul" can overlap with the family of Jesus...
by yakovzutolmai
Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Consolidated Origins Hypothesis: Simonian Boethusians
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Consolidated Origins Hypothesis: Simonian Boethusians

Per evidence in another thread, "Boethus" is probably just the Greek Boethus and not derivative. Although, as a pejorative, its creators could have been conscious of "Beit Honi". On the other hand, Boethus was a prominent bureaucrat with relations to Onias, so a marriage or adopt...
by yakovzutolmai
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Maccabean/Oniade Schism Explaining Jewish Factions Entirely
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: Maccabean/Oniade Schism Explaining Jewish Factions Entirely

Boethus seems to have derived, genuinely, from the Greek Boethus. There are many theories about this, and the scholarly lean is towards it being an ironic pejorative in the vein of "Sadducee". The Boethusians and Sadducees are considered to have emerged simultaneously by Pharisaical teachi...
by yakovzutolmai
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Pre-Monotheistic Judaism Worshipping A "Power Behind The Throne" As God
Replies: 0
Views: 206

Pre-Monotheistic Judaism Worshipping A "Power Behind The Throne" As God

Christian origins are hard to understand, I would propose, because Jewish origins are obscured. There are many who believe that formal monotheism in Judaism didn't begin until after Alexander. I think that understanding what Judaism was prior to that sheds light on how Christianity emerged. Context ...
by yakovzutolmai
Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gospel "according to" ___
Replies: 45
Views: 1417

Re: Gospel "according to" ___

There’s a comment thread in your initial “Questioning the Historicity of Jesus” post that might be worthy of reply – the commenter “Peter Piper” suggests (by means of quoting an unfavorable review of your UNCG lecture) euhemerization was a way to denigrate a deity, rather than simply creating an ea...
by yakovzutolmai
Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul --- A Criminal and a Liar
Replies: 61
Views: 2166

Re: Paul --- A Criminal and a Liar

This has made me consider a new hypothesis about Paul. There is a Basilides who has some prophetic and religious role in elevating Vespasian into a divine role. Based on Suetonius, one can easily find a famous astrologer who once was governor of Egypt: Tiberius Claudius Balbilus. Son of the famous T...