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by lsayre
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the hypothesis that the Gospel Jesus == Jesus ben Saphat
Replies: 229
Views: 41204

Re: On the hypothesis that the Gospel Jesus == Jesus ben Saphat

Isayre, please don't waste bits by writing similar comments where it seems that you are quasi begging (!) for the historicity of the traditional Christian Jesus. Otherwise it is too much evident that you are a pious Christian. I'm likely far more of an atheist than you are. But wherein I exhibit a ...
by lsayre
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the hypothesis that the Gospel Jesus == Jesus ben Saphat
Replies: 229
Views: 41204

Re: On the hypothesis that the Gospel Jesus == Jesus ben Saphat

“Simeon who is called Niger” is probably the ‘Niger of Perea’ from Josephus. Again: 66-70 CE . If we has been blessed with a historian of the region writing in ballpark the 30's CE it is likely that names such as Jesus, Niger, Simon, etc... would crop up also. And what would we make of them?
by lsayre
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Marcion versus Mark: who comes first?
Replies: 79
Views: 7639

Re: Marcion versus Mark: who comes first?

Giuseppe wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:15 am
This claim is ABSOLUTELY false for Mark. In Mark there is no trace of embarrassment about the baptism of Jesus by John. The reason is simple: "Mark" (editor) was inventing it the first time.
Of course Mark 1:7-8 destroys your contention. Talk about fabricated diminishment.
by lsayre
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Marcion versus Mark: who comes first?
Replies: 79
Views: 7639

Re: Marcion versus Mark: who comes first?

It appears as if all of the Gospels are reacting to suppress an alternative and competing mode of veneration. I.E., the worship of John. The thrust is that John must be diminished. The ultimate expression of this is John 3:30. The Mandaeans seem to be the last remaining remnant of those who venerate...
by lsayre
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Marcion versus Mark: who comes first?
Replies: 79
Views: 7639

Re: Marcion versus Mark: who comes first?

the answer should be obvious: An independent and reliable source is necessary , to know if Jesus existed and who was him. Josephus is that independent and reliable source. There are no others. And a crossed reading between Josephus and the Gospels proves beyond any doubt, in virtue of the Argument ...
by lsayre
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Marcion versus Mark: who comes first?
Replies: 79
Views: 7639

Re: Marcion versus Mark: who comes first?

If the search remains without methodologically valid results, why do you persistently attempt to force everyone to accept your contentions in regard to Jesus ben Saphat as being valid?
by lsayre
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Muratorian Canon on Acts
Replies: 8
Views: 515

Re: The Muratorian Canon on Acts

Acta autem omnium apostolorum sub uno libro scripta sunt. Lucas "optimo Theophilo" comprehendit, quae sub praesentia eius singula gerebantur, sicut et remote passionem Petri evidenter declarat, sed et profectionem Pauli ab urbe ad Spaniam proficiscentis. Could this actually be inferring that Luke i...
by lsayre
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the hypothesis that the Gospel Jesus == Jesus ben Saphat
Replies: 229
Views: 41204

Re: On the hypothesis that the Gospel Jesus == Jesus ben Saphat

Philo is presumed to have died in about 40 AD. If Philo conceived of an Archangel named Jesus before Jesus ben Saphat was born, that doesn't leave much wiggle room whereby to presume them to be one and the same.
by lsayre
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Marcion versus Mark: who comes first?
Replies: 79
Views: 7639

Re: Marcion versus Mark: who comes first?

Could it be that the (so called) Gospel of Mark is either:

1) An early version of the (so called) Gospel of Marcion.
2) An intentionally stripped down version of the Gospel of Marcion.
by lsayre
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why a Samaritan Tradition never existed
Replies: 5
Views: 2237

Re: Why a Samaritan Tradition never existed

When proclaimed to be a Samaritan possessed with a demon, Jesus denied having a demon, but said nothing to refute that he was indeed a Samaritan.