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by Charles Wilson
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Acts 19:9: who is Tyrannus?
Replies: 5
Views: 1114

Re: Acts 19:9: who is Tyrannus?

Hello Giuseppe -- I'm going to create a little minor mischief here - I'm even going to ask Huller to contribute and we all know how highly he thinks of anything I compose - but what follows looks to another understanding. Acts 18: 28 (RSV): [28] for he powerfully confuted the Jews in public, showing...
by Charles Wilson
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tertullian and the Alexamenos graffito
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: Tertullian and the Alexamenos graffito

Thank you, andrewcriddle -- There are several pointers to Verginius Rufus. "He wore the toga...", emblematic of High Authority in the Roman Hierarchy (Was the toga limited to Senate Membership?). "Having a hoof on one foot" may be an indicator of clumsiness which is literally what did VR in - he dro...
by Charles Wilson
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: An ancient Cathar text reveals that John the Baptist pointed Jesus as the Lamb of God to move the Jews to kill him
Replies: 16
Views: 630

Re: An ancient Cathar text reveals that John the Baptist pointed Jesus as the Lamb of God to move the Jews to kill him

GJohn CORRECTS the Synoptic Versions (Both GJohn and the Synoptics derive from the same Ur-Text ok but the Ur-Text had to be similar to proto-John, since only there Jesus is called Son of Father (and we know that Bar-Abbas is the his synoptical judaizing parody). A little Progress here and that is ...
by Charles Wilson
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: An ancient Cathar text reveals that John the Baptist pointed Jesus as the Lamb of God to move the Jews to kill him
Replies: 16
Views: 630

Re: An ancient Cathar text reveals that John the Baptist pointed Jesus as the Lamb of God to move the Jews to kill him

We all know the story: John 1:29 (RSV): [29] The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! Actually, "We" don't. Here is what happens when you ignore the Roman fingerprints that are all over this text. "Lamb of God" is Semitic ...
by Charles Wilson
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was the birth story in Luke/Matthew originally referred to John the Baptist
Replies: 56
Views: 1294

Re: Was the birth story in Luke/Matthew originally referred to John the Baptist

John 1: 15 (RSV):

[15] (John bore witness to him, and cried, "This was he of whom I said, `He who comes after me ranks before me, for he was before me.'")

The John character is of Bilgah. The Jesus character is of Immer.
by Charles Wilson
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark.How Much Ironic Contrast,Transfer&Reversal Did He kraM?
Replies: 66
Views: 58580

Re: Mark.How Much Ironic Contrast,Transfer&Reversal Did He kraM?

Hello Joe W -- Please excuse the interruption here but, as usual, you have Posted something that resonates. There is another verse in this grouping that begs for analysis: Mark 1: 20 (RSV): [20] And immediately he called them; and they left their father Zeb'edee in the boat with the hired servants, ...
by Charles Wilson
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Understanding the Christian Story
Replies: 24
Views: 2087

Re: Understanding the Christian Story

In other words, what it says defeats the purpose of "Judaizers" because it says outright that "I myself am not under the law." Acts 22: 25 - 29 (RSV): [25] But when they had tied him up with the thongs, Paul said to the centurion who was standing by, "Is it lawful for you to scourge a man who is a ...
by Charles Wilson
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Meaning of Jesus's Crucifixion
Replies: 24
Views: 1676

Re: The Meaning of Jesus's Crucifixion

...what other evidence is there which contradicts the idea that when the gospel was written the author had in mind Titus's mass crucifixion of the Jews? ...Is there a second piece of evidence? Mark 13: 17 (RSV): [17] And alas for those who are with child and for those who give suck in those days! J...
by Charles Wilson
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Marcion's Gospel
Replies: 233
Views: 27077

Re: Marcion's Gospel

John2 -- I commend you for a thoughtful Post. That is, I agree with a lot of what you say! So here's my big picture view again. I suspect Luke and Acts were written by Paul's (and later Josephus') patron Epaphroditus and that he is the person of the same name who was executed by Domitian c. 95 CE. I...
by Charles Wilson
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: John 16:33: evidence of crucifixion in outer space
Replies: 9
Views: 1054

Re: John 16:33: evidence of crucifixion in outer space

John 1: 2 - 3 (RSV): [2] He was in the beginning with God; [3] all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. He does not have to "Overcome" the World. He created it. These verses quoted above by you are Catholic interpolations. In their place, the original (...