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by DCHindley
Sat May 26, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is Dan Wallace's Apology Good Enough?
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: Is Dan Wallace's Apology Good Enough?

It was dated by one of the world’s leading paleographers. He said he was ‘certain’ that it was from the first century. Shouldn't "one of the world’s leading paleographers" apologize? The whole situation just seems bizarre. Wallace's source was aware that some papyrus fragments had come from excavat...
by DCHindley
Wed May 23, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus orders a massacre (Luke 19:27)
Replies: 14
Views: 298

Re: Jesus orders a massacre (Luke 19:27)

Stefan I can’t provide the answer you requested but I have these thoughts on the passage. It comes from Q. Matthews’ is the closest to the original Q version as the man gives five talents to one, two to another and one to a third (Mt 25:15). The first two double their money and the third doesn’t (M...
by DCHindley
Tue May 22, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus orders a massacre (Luke 19:27)
Replies: 14
Views: 298

Re: Jesus orders a massacre (Luke 19:27)

Doesn't this better fit the situation of Alexander Jannaeus (104-78 BCE)? I forget. Did Alexander Jannaeus travel to a far country in order to secure his kingdom (Luke 19.12)? No. I was noting that the part about gathering up enemies to slay them was probably based on the infamy attached to Alexand...
by DCHindley
Tue May 22, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus orders a massacre (Luke 19:27)
Replies: 14
Views: 298

Re: Jesus orders a massacre (Luke 19:27)

While I have heard it said that this is a story of Archelaeus going to Rome to receive his kingdom, in which there was a revolt which was suppressed by the Romans before he returned. The problem is that there is no account of Archelaeus exerting severe vengeance against those who revolted. Personall...
by DCHindley
Tue May 22, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Discrediting Your Source. GJohn as Denial of GMark
Replies: 44
Views: 3899

Re: Discrediting Your Source. GJohn as Denial of GMark

I think you need to look at yourself in the mirror, Stuart. Besides--unfounded and irrelevant--accusations of Smith's sexual orientation, what argument is there that Letter to Theodore is a forgery? It's based on a sci-fi novel, a la Price? I want you to list, based on your own expertise, why and h...
by DCHindley
Mon May 21, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Whose farewell speech is this?
Replies: 16
Views: 734

Re: Whose farewell speech is this?

We see that the time frame is identical Identical is what identical does . In the movie My Cousin Vinny , the prosecutor says: "The tire tracks are identical !" Yet they are not identical, because the prosecutor did not consider every bit of evidence (signs that one set of tire tracks indicated a P...
by DCHindley
Mon May 21, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Clementines Explain the Early Appeal of Christianity
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Re: The Clementines Explain the Early Appeal of Christianity

The truth is like a Clementine: If you remove the peel, you taste the sweet stuff. If you try to eat the peel, you taste the sour stuff. However, pinch the removed peel next to an open flame, and the juice bursts into flames. Pinch the sweet segments, and the flame is put out. This is deep and profo...
by DCHindley
Mon May 21, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Earliest Gospel was not written by a Jew
Replies: 25
Views: 444

Re: The Earliest Gospel was not written by a Jew

That means he suspects that they had, and still have, subversive intentions, and consequently deserve to be marginalized. He did not feel this way about Judaism or the Pagan faiths, established in antiquity and not tainted with subversive motives. Since the ''Galileans'' are the same Judaizers fled...
by DCHindley
Mon May 21, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Earliest Gospel was not written by a Jew
Replies: 25
Views: 444

Re: The Earliest Gospel was not written by a Jew

Let us take a close look at what Cyril if Alexandria claims Julian had said. Text as reconstructed by K J Neumann (1880) from Spanheim's edition of Cyril of Alexandria's Pro Christiana religione (1696). [/b] My inferior crib translation of same, using Perseus.org morphological tools. [/b] As transla...
by DCHindley
Sun May 20, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Earliest Gospel was not written by a Jew
Replies: 25
Views: 444

Re: The Earliest Gospel was not written by a Jew

Maybe the following writing should be changed to "Against the Gentiles", no? It is, I think, expedient to set forth to all mankind the reasons by which I was convinced that the fabrication of the Galilaeans is a fiction of men composed by wickedness. Though it has in it nothing divine, by making fu...