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by lsayre
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tinker Tailor Soldier Forger
Replies: 192
Views: 27956

Re: Tinker Tailor Soldier Forger

Nakedness in antiquity wasn't the same as it is today. A gymnasium was quite literally a naked place. There were a lot of naked with nakeds. In Maximus naked with naked means naked (dead) bodies. In that way there is a parallel. The youth is naked because in part he was dead. There are many Pauline...
by lsayre
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Top suspects that could have invented the historical Jesus?
Replies: 123
Views: 31516

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

If the Romans can perceive their former Caesars to be god(s), why can't a group of Jews likewise come to perceive their fallen who aspired to the title of King of the Jews to similarly be god(s)? And thereby transform them from human to god, and write of them accordingly.
by lsayre
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Luukeey! Ya Got Sum Splainin Ta Do. Did Original "Luke" Have No Resurrection Sightings?
Replies: 23
Views: 2352

Re: Luukeey! Ya Got Sum Splainin Ta Do. Did Original "Luke" Have No Resurrection Sightings?

Going out on a limb here, but perhaps they actually saw Paul.

For I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. Gal. 6:17
by lsayre
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Paul is missing in the Gospels
Replies: 33
Views: 5407

Re: Why Paul is missing in the Gospels

In my opinion Steven Avery has every right to openly and actively participate on this forum. I may not agree with all he says, but that goes for the rest also. I would much rather invite Steve to be a guest at my dinner table than those bashing him.
by lsayre
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Two Squalls: Mark and John
Replies: 16
Views: 2026

Re: Two Squalls: Mark and John

Charles Wilson wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:03 pm
More later, if there is any interest.

CW
I'm struggling to follow. Please continue.
by lsayre
Fri May 29, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The destruction of non-Canonical texts?
Replies: 16
Views: 3642

Re: The destruction of non-Canonical texts?

I prefer this one, since you get multiple definitions, root words and the ability to switch on the fly, and click on individual words to look up occurrences and Greek/Hebrew equivalents. What would be a helpful addition is Latin Vulgate, as many church father writings are in Latin, and seeing the r...
by lsayre
Fri May 29, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The destruction of non-Canonical texts?
Replies: 16
Views: 3642

Re: The destruction of non-Canonical texts?

Is the online interlinear Bible found at the "Bible Hub" a respectable yet free online Koine to English translation tool?

https://biblehub.com/interlinear/
by lsayre
Wed May 27, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The destruction of non-Canonical texts?
Replies: 16
Views: 3642

Re: The destruction of non-Canonical texts?

I'd sure like to have a chance to read the 'Book of Elchasai' (Book of Elxai) some day. Do you think that this book and others like it that were banned may yet exist as copies hidden within the Vatican library?
by lsayre
Mon May 25, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The destruction of non-Canonical texts?
Replies: 16
Views: 3642

Re: The destruction of non-Canonical texts?

Larry, If you do not have $140 for the very last hardcopy still on hand at Amazon, or $45 for an E-reader (not a PDF) version, there is a long and detailed discussion of Christian censorship of the Talmud, and censorship in antiquity, in Did Jesus Live 100 BC? (G R S Mead, 1903). He may have been a...
by lsayre
Fri May 22, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The destruction of non-Canonical texts?
Replies: 16
Views: 3642

Re: The destruction of non-Canonical texts?

I was trying to understand why we don't have so many of the referenced non-canonical texts available to be read. I presumed this might be to their ordered destruction. Apparently this is not likely to be the main reason, and therefore my presumption was flawed.