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by Charles Wilson
Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Indisputable Historical Facts About Early Christianity
Replies: 53
Views: 440

Re: Indisputable Historical Facts About Early Christianity

Giuseppe wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:18 am
Jax wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:39 am
Does that make it a fact?
There are no facts, only interpretations.
Is that fact or only your Interpretation?

Hegelians. Go figure.
by Charles Wilson
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Indisputable Historical Facts About Early Christianity
Replies: 53
Views: 440

Re: Indisputable Historical Facts About Early Christianity

3: The original language of the early Christian texts is koine Greek. AND Oh? Are there Jewish and Aramaric Christian writings associated with early Christianity? I am aware of only Greek texts. Here is a real problem for the Early Christian Scholars out there and it - perhaps predictably - occurs ...
by Charles Wilson
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: New wine into fresh wineskins
Replies: 31
Views: 428

Re: New wine into fresh wineskins

Why is the old wine good considered good? Luke 5: 39 : (RSV): [39] And no one after drinking old wine desires new; for he says, `The old is good.'" As stated earlier, I believe that this Passage has been Transvalued, and perhaps greatly Transvalued. Luke has a number of one or two verse Passages th...
by Charles Wilson
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: New wine into fresh wineskins
Replies: 31
Views: 428

Re: New wine into fresh wineskins

Since it involves the Pharisees, perhaps this is not originally a Christian Passage.
The Romans and Herodians will be eliminated.
The Priesthood will be restored.

Etc. I'll not say much more (You've heard it all before.).
Transvaluation.
by Charles Wilson
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Demonstrating Q (Quelle) was a document and "Luke" did not know gMatthew.
Replies: 73
Views: 1614

Re: Demonstrating Q (Quelle) was a document and "Luke" did not know gMatthew.

rgp -- Please do not see this as Deep Criticism of you position. Same for Ben. You have set up the examples beautifully. Therein lies the problem. We have verses of Mark: (a, b, c, d, e, f, g) The question becomes, upon examination of this Passive Voice observation, "Where did Mark get these verses?...
by Charles Wilson
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Demonstrating Q (Quelle) was a document and "Luke" did not know gMatthew.
Replies: 73
Views: 1614

Re: Demonstrating Q (Quelle) was a document and "Luke" did not know gMatthew.

Bernard Muller wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:15 pm
My attempt to show my two sources theory (I don't expect any compliment on my arrows ;) )

Cordially, Bernard
Nice arrows. Wittgenstein would be proud!!!

CW
by Charles Wilson
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Demonstrating Q (Quelle) was a document and "Luke" did not know gMatthew.
Replies: 73
Views: 1614

Re: Demonstrating Q (Quelle) was a document and "Luke" did not know gMatthew.

Without an existing Jesus, the entire Q argument falls apart. This, too, is incorrect. (Earl Doherty famously argued that Kloppenborg's layering of Q was an argument against an historical Jesus. Whether he is right or wrong is a matter for discussion, obviously, but one may certainly imagine Q as e...
by Charles Wilson
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Demonstrating Q (Quelle) was a document and "Luke" did not know gMatthew.
Replies: 73
Views: 1614

Re: Demonstrating Q (Quelle) was a document and "Luke" did not know gMatthew.

Soooooo...Both of you, Ben and rgp, agree that "Jesus" existed? Without an existing Jesus, the entire Q argument falls apart. You are left with "Sources" which both Mark and apparently John used. There was material left over, which has been reshaped by Matthew and Luke. From the fact that the "Jesu...
by Charles Wilson
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A peculiar (and mathematical) argument for Lucan priority and Matthean posteriority.
Replies: 44
Views: 2172

Re: A peculiar (and mathematical) argument for Lucan priority and Matthean posteriority.

I come back to this all the time because it is OBVIOUS that someone knew what the Real Story was about. First, however. a little Set-Up: To what would "Three days and three nights..." apply? Christian Apologetix (R) has spent 2000 years trying to convince everyone that "3 days" is kinda' sorta' like...
by Charles Wilson
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A peculiar (and mathematical) argument for Lucan priority and Matthean posteriority.
Replies: 44
Views: 2172

Re: A peculiar (and mathematical) argument for Lucan priority and Matthean posteriority.

My main point is, this problem doesn't have to be solved in a single step, and there is growing support for the case that Luke was produced in 2 or 3 stages. Those multiple stages explain why it is that sometimes it appear that Luke is more primitive than Matthew and vice versa. It's because that l...