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by DCHindley
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Christian eschatological pattern in two steps.
Replies: 21
Views: 11230

Re: A Christian eschatological pattern in two steps.

Millerites and the Seventh Day Adventists, including David Koresh, as well as Jehovah's Witnesses in general, rationalized away numerous conflicts caused by unrealized prophesy. One article I read by a Jehovah's Witness stated that the "last generation," which to the sect originally meant those ali...
by DCHindley
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Christian eschatological pattern in two steps.
Replies: 21
Views: 11230

Re: A Christian eschatological pattern in two steps.

I cannot say if it bears any relevance, but the situation described by Ellen White of forgetfulness of precise "hour" after exiting a vision is similar to the Talmud and Toledot explanation of how Jesus was initially unable to remember how to pronounce the ineffable name, which he overheard either ...
by DCHindley
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Christian eschatological pattern in two steps.
Replies: 21
Views: 11230

Re: A Christian eschatological pattern in two steps.

There is actually more to the parallel with early Christianity than merely the generational prophecy surrounding 1914 going unfulfilled: many Jehovah's Witnesses actually suffered persecution and even martyrdom in Germany during World War II, and their lifestyle has been notoriously out of step wit...
by DCHindley
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Christian eschatological pattern in two steps.
Replies: 21
Views: 11230

Re: A Christian eschatological pattern in two steps.

I cannot say if it bears any relevance, but the situation described by Ellen White of forgetfulness of precise "hour" after exiting a vision is similar to the Talmud and Toledot explanation of how Jesus was initially unable to remember how to pronounce the ineffable name, which he overheard either i...
by DCHindley
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Greek Court Ordering in John
Replies: 18
Views: 5021

Re: Greek Court Ordering in John

Charles Wilson wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:10 pm
DCHindley wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:44 pm
See, I can make sense out of nonsense as well as anybody. :cheeky:
Oh, you Neo-Kantians...
Gawrsh :notworthy:
by DCHindley
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Greek Court Ordering in John
Replies: 18
Views: 5021

Re: Greek Court Ordering in John

I don't agree with much of anything posted here, and I'm sure others afford me the same honor, but I do agree that Hegesippus used old documents, probably scavenged from the city of Jerusalem after 70 CE, to fabricate his grand story about Jacob the Just. Once the Romans swooped into the city, they ...
by DCHindley
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Was Mattathias of the line of Aaron?
Replies: 21
Views: 3643

Re: Was Mattathias of the line of Aaron?

David was long believed to have a special relationship with God. He took upon himself some privileges reserved to priests (eating the shew-bread, praying in close proximity to the ark, etc.), without repercussions. Ps 110 may just be trying to "expain" how he got away with it. Now it is pretty clear...
by DCHindley
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Was Mattathias of the line of Aaron?
Replies: 21
Views: 3643

Re: Was Mattathias of the line of Aaron?

Relevant: Schofield, A. and J. VanderKam (2005), “Were the Hasmoneans Zadokites?”. Journal of Biblical Literature 124: 73-87 I could into log into my JSTOR account to read this, but for others who are frustrated by balky paywalls, here is a summarization of the Schofield/Vanderkam artice: Anthony C...
by DCHindley
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The epistle of James and the sayings of the Lord.
Replies: 18
Views: 3324

Re: The epistle of James and the sayings of the Lord.

I have been collecting instances in the epistle of James of statements which run parallel to dominical sayings found especially in the gospels. This post is a basic list of what I have so far, with a couple of comments to follow. It will be given: ... Doers of the word/law: ... The poor: ... Out of...
by DCHindley
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: I would like a consensus. Do you believe Giuseppe's theory about Barabbas is viable?
Replies: 9
Views: 1584

Re: I would like a consensus. Do you believe Giuseppe's theory about Barabbas is viable?

Giuseppe builds epicycles upon epicycles, but the orbit just doesn't match observations. I look at the presence of Barabbas in John but not the Synoptics like this: Jesus is executed as if a rebel. 2nd century Christians rationalized that Jesus could not have been a rebel, but a divine redeemer, the...