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Secret Alias
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Re: The Gospel of Marcion Picture Book

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This was "woman eager to touch the hem of Jesus's robe, marvel comics style"

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This is when you add "woman in ancient dress"

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Re: AI Art for BC&H

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I think it is important to remember, or memorialize, the fact that early Christians believed that Jesus (I hate the fake modern distinction of saying "Christ" here IT WAS "JESUS") appeared throughout the Hexateuch. So Jesus was God's instrument at Creation:

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Jesus was the "Man" who "walked" in the Garden:

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Jesus was a Therapeut, so ...

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Secret Alias wrote: Thu Nov 09, 2023 8:08 am I think it is important to remember, or memorialize, the fact that early Christians believed that Jesus (I hate the fake modern distinction of saying "Christ" here IT WAS "JESUS") appeared throughout the Hexateuch. So Jesus was God's instrument at Creation:

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Jesus was the "Man" who "walked" in the Garden:

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The rabbis of the Synoptic Gospels were correct: Mark 3:22–27, Matthew 12:22-37, and Luke 11:15. Jesus' father was another Jewish deity -- the other God: that Creator God who evolved in the 1st and 2nd C. into Ialdaboath/Abraxas. He had different names (as did YHWH, in fact): 'Baalzeboul' slandered as 'Mammon', 'Azazel' or 'Horon', Sabaoth, etc. The early Jesus cult came from this.
billd89 wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:09 pmThere was no shortage of Saviour gods and philosophies in the 1st C AD. If 'Markos the Jewish Egyptian' was actually associated w/ Azazel myth, an Egyptian angle should be sought there too. ... The Early Church Father's slander that the Gnostic was 'Satanic' is insubstantial, with one caveat. Of Markos, Polycarp (?) says that Satan was his Father and Azazel his Master/Lord. Markos is not a Christian; he has a very different rival cult - it appears to be Judeo-Egyptian. His Gnosticism is not 'coming out of' Christianity, it has merely appropriated a few Xian memes. In Apocalypse of Abraham 23:4-11, dated c.80 AD (p.683, no.15), Azazel (=Satan) is represented as a Basilisk (winged serpent) in the Garden of Eden. In the OT, Azazel represents the demon who accepts the community's sins, the offering of the scape-goat; Azazel symbolized evil impulses, lusts, etc.to whom the primitive Jewish nomads periodically sacrificed (abandoned) their instincts to god. If Azazel is linked to (Egyptian) myths of the Garden of Eden and to Aaron, then suppose it is a Chaldaeo-Egyptian interpretation of a nomadic Sinaitic deity of the wastelands. However, if Marcus had some connection to Azazel myth (as Polycarp says) AND Azazel comes out of the Sethian (Siriadic) Jewish tradition, the similarity of Marcosian and Hermetic prayers might betray a true Sethian origin for both. This is merely hypothetical, but we can be certain Markos reveals Alexandrian Judeo-Gnosticism in what follows.
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