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by MrMacSon
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Skrbina's view about Jesus
Replies: 43
Views: 2792

Re: Skrbina's view about Jesus

fwiw, another review of Skrbina's book, https://www.unz.com/article/review-of-d ... and-years/ (and a discussion below)
by MrMacSon
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: NTJ != HJ, ∴ no evidence of HJ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1714

Re: NTJ != HJ, ∴ no evidence of HJ?

An interesting commentary on this is John Crossley's Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism: Quests, Scholarship and Ideology, 2014
by MrMacSon
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Skrbina's view about Jesus
Replies: 43
Views: 2792

Re: Skrbina's view about Jesus

Giuseppe wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:58 am Jesus b. Sapphat existed beyond any doubt and he is surely more titled to be defined a Zealot than any past asmonean king.
Oh, oh-kay.

(did you mean Hasmonean king? or were you being facetious and meant Assmonean king? :P )
by MrMacSon
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Skrbina's view about Jesus
Replies: 43
Views: 2792

Re: Skrbina's view about Jesus

There is no historical evidence for the Josephan figure of Jesus b. Sapphat. I think whether the [Josephan ] figure/s of Jesus b. Sapphat / Jesus b. Sapphias were 'historical'—as in real—or not is beside the point. The accounts about them in Josephus were still ripe for inspiring subsequent writers...
by MrMacSon
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Skrbina's view about Jesus
Replies: 43
Views: 2792

Re: Skrbina's view about Jesus

According to Skrbina ... . ...  A:  Paul needed a kernel of truth for his hoax.  No he didn't. . ... What better way than to take a real person who was really crucified for his pro-Jewish, anti-Roman activities, and turn him into God?  This makes complete sense. Yes, it does [make complete sense] ....
by MrMacSon
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Skrbina's view about Jesus
Replies: 43
Views: 2792

Re: Skrbina's view about Jesus

From the author's website https://www.jesushoax.com/book Could it be that Jesus, the miracle-working Son of God, never existed? That he was merely a man, a social agitator, who managed to get crucified? Yes--or so argues Prof David Skrbina in this compelling and even shocking new book. The weight o...
by MrMacSon
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Skrbina's view about Jesus
Replies: 43
Views: 2792

Re: Skrbina's view about Jesus

[color]=cornsilk].[/color]... They lack the courage or the will to look hard at the evidence, and to envision a more likely conclusion:  that Jesus was a deliberately constructed myth, by a specific group of people, with a specific end in mind.   None of the Christ mythicists or atheist writers hav...