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by Charles Wilson
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A strange anomaly in Mark 14:41
Replies: 31
Views: 5934

Re: A strange anomaly in Mark 14:41 - Another Example

Josephus, War... , 6, 1, 7: "Now two days afterward twelve of those men that were on the forefront, and kept watch upon the banks, got together, and called to them the standard-bearer of the fifth legion, and two others of a troop of horsemen, and one trumpeter; these went without noise, about the ...
by Charles Wilson
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A strange anomaly in Mark 14:41
Replies: 31
Views: 5934

Re: A strange anomaly in Mark 14:41 - Another Example

Josephus, War... , 6, 1, 7: "Now two days afterward twelve of those men that were on the forefront, and kept watch upon the banks, got together, and called to them the standard-bearer of the fifth legion, and two others of a troop of horsemen, and one trumpeter; these went without noise, about the n...
by Charles Wilson
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A strange anomaly in Mark 14:41
Replies: 31
Views: 5934

Re: A strange anomaly in Mark 14:41

The Jewish Organization of Troops had THREE Watches at night. 1. Lamentations 2: 19 (RSV): [19] Arise, cry out in the night, at the beginning of the watches! 2. Judges 7: 19 (RSV): [19] So Gideon and the hundred men who were with him came to the outskirts of the camp at the beginning of the middle ...
by Charles Wilson
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A strange anomaly in Mark 14:41
Replies: 31
Views: 5934

Re: A strange anomaly in Mark 14:41

Mark 15: 40 - 41 (RSV): [40] And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy; and they did not know what to answer him. [41] And he came the third time, and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? It is enough; the hour has come; the Son of man is betray...
by Charles Wilson
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Papias exist?
Replies: 79
Views: 12021

Re: Did Papias exist?

All of this, however, begs the question as to what "The Proper Order" might mean. We are invited to accept a "Chronological" Definition here. Does this necessarily follow? "Cleansing the Temple" occurs late in the Synoptics yet early in John. What is the "Proper Order" for this? Examples multiply, e...
by Charles Wilson
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Papias exist?
Replies: 79
Views: 12021

Re: Did Papias exist?

Perhaps, then, "Papias" serves a simple purpose: To the Argument that the Gospels cannot be True because the order of the stories is so jumbled, there appears a "Papias" who was supposed to be within a generation of the original disciples. He could state with authority that the stories were remember...
by Charles Wilson
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: dating the birth stories?
Replies: 138
Views: 2209

Re: dating the birth stories?

I have the Matthean Genealogy as being taken from the Records of Josephus. Nicholas of Damascus concocted a phony Genealogy for Herod's father Antipater that would have allowed Herod to become High Priest. The Key is that Herod's forebears came through the Babylonian Exile. Matthew has "Shealtiel" c...
by Charles Wilson
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Any evidence of a source text for Acts?
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Any evidence of a source text for Acts?

Tacitus. Suetonius. Josephus. Follow the 12th Legion and Mucianus. Syrtis. Tacitus, Histories Book 3: "...A sudden outbreak had been excited in Pontus by a barbarian slave, who had before commanded the royal fleet. This was Anicetus, a freedman of Polemon, once a very powerful personage, who, when t...
by Charles Wilson
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Late dating of Mark: How far would you go? And what are your arguments?
Replies: 89
Views: 41152

Re: Late dating of Mark: How far would you go? And what are your arguments?

I don't know exactly when the Gospel of Mark was written, but I know that Mark 13 wasn't a real prophecy nor an attempt at a real prophecy. So what was it? What was the point of putting so many concrete predictions into what was not supposed to be a prediction? It was a story of Jannaeus losing to ...