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by robert j
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul Had Tattoos
Replies: 24
Views: 8434

Re: Paul Had Tattoos

... Paul employed some legalisms in his letters, terms typically used in legal documents ... Now the One having prepared us for this very purpose is God, having given to us the pledge (ἀρραβῶνα) of the Spirit . (2 Corinthians 5:5) ἀρραβῶνα : This Greek term is of Hebrew/Semitic origin, perhaps orig...
by robert j
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul Had Tattoos
Replies: 24
Views: 8434

Re: Paul Had Tattoos

If you have the time, I would be very interested in what the legal terms you mentioned are. ... Paul employed some legalisms in his letters, terms typically used in legal documents ... Lane, Since I used a question from you to introduce my post, I can certainly take the time to provide an example b...
by robert j
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul Had Tattoos
Replies: 24
Views: 8434

Re: Paul Had Tattoos

With a short window of available time and an itch to scratch, I’ll weigh in here --- Any thoughts on what exactly Paul's tattoos of Jesus might have been? Perhaps in similar fashion to Roger Stone, Paul had a tattoo of Jesus’ face on his back --- Q22XL-I1w9U Of course that suggestion is ridiculous. ...
by robert j
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus from Outer Space
Replies: 114
Views: 30902

Re: Jesus from Outer Space

This post consists of criticism of Wells; along with support of the theory of a spiritual, heavenly Jesus Christ that came to earth at some time in the unspecified past in the form of a man to suffer a redemptive and salvific death on behalf of humankind, as found by Paul with his creative and gene...
by robert j
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus from Outer Space
Replies: 114
Views: 30902

Re: Jesus from Outer Space

George Wells: Perhaps Doherty's strongest point is Paul's assertion (1 Cor.2:8) that Jesus was crucified by supernatural forces (the archontes). I take this to mean that they prompted the action of human agents: but I must admit that the text ascribes the deed to the archontes themselves. https://i...
by robert j
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Pharisees outside Judea?
Replies: 30
Views: 12692

Re: Pharisees outside Judea?

There is another way to resolve this --- Paul was not a Pharisee. This does not really help with the geographical problem I was posing. If Paul was not really a Pharisee in the same way Josephus was not really a Pharisee, it leaves the question of where Paul was educated in Pharisaism. Josephus was...
by robert j
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Pharisees outside Judea?
Replies: 30
Views: 12692

Re: Pharisees outside Judea?

Paul says he was a Pharisee in Phil. 3.5 ... Do we have first century sources that refer to the sect of Pharisees operating outside of Judea/Palestine? (I’m not counting Josephus claim to have decided to live according to the rules of the Pharisees ... If the sect of Pharisees was not active outsid...
by robert j
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evidence that Irenaeus knows the meaning of Barabbas ("Son of Father")
Replies: 159
Views: 31397

Re: Evidence that Irenaeus knows the meaning of Barabbas ("Son of Father")

Hi, Giuseppe and Joseph. I've been visiting these pages for over a year now but had never registered until today. I actually registered to let you know how disappointing it is for an outsider to read all these personal insults and acrimonious remarks. Baley, thank you for this comment. Personally, ...
by robert j
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Top suspects that could have invented the historical Jesus?
Replies: 127
Views: 59221

Re: Paul's Arabian Adventure

Just a comment from the peanut gallery. I’ve previously developed and posted the table at least a couple of times in other threads. It never ceases to amaze me the mental gymnastics that some scholars employ. Case in point [highlighting and underlining mine]--- ... McGuire looked at the internal evi...
by robert j
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Top suspects that could have invented the historical Jesus?
Replies: 127
Views: 59221

Re: Top suspects that could have invented the historical Jesus?

Chris, thanks for your response. So no, no evidence that at the beginning of Romans in the manuscript the missing text had been written but had been “unfortunately erased”. I think the text of chapter 1 of Romans as found in manuscript "G" Is part of a larger body of evidence that raises important q...