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by Secret Alias
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Re: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?

Now with regards to the broader question - i.e. how do we proceed given that many are both accepting and skeptical that the received material is an authentic representation of the original canon - as I said earlier I really don't know. Part of me says, just stay out of the discussion of those who su...
by Secret Alias
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Re: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?

The heretics didn’t just spring from holes in the ground fully formed in the early 2nd century. The evolution of such thought took time, and the Valentinians, the Marcionites, and likely others used Paul’s letters extensively in developing their systems. Had the early catholics made extensive revis...
by Secret Alias
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Isaiah's prophecies that the Messiah will be obscure, invisible, silent, etc
Replies: 12
Views: 161

Re: Isaiah's prophecies that the Messiah will be obscure, invisible, silent, etc

A divine being who is 'bruised' (מְדֻכָּ֖א)? 'wounded' (מְחֹלָ֣ל)? 'afflicted' (נַעֲנֶה֮)?
by Secret Alias
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Re: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?

Paul often uses similar figures of speech, pretended second thoughts Because they are 'second thoughts' of a later editor - cf. 'I am talking like a madman.' If you're really insane you don't know you're insane. If you have episodal insanity I can't imagine that it last until you've gone to the sto...
by Secret Alias
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: James 1.1 and 2.1.
Replies: 155
Views: 23227

Re: James 1.1 and 2.1.

What about the old commercial "You asked for it, you got it, Toyota."

by Secret Alias
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: James 1.1 and 2.1.
Replies: 155
Views: 23227

Re: James 1.1 and 2.1.

Good point
by Secret Alias
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What is the real relationship between the Testamonium and the stories of Paulina and Fulvia?
Replies: 39
Views: 4710

Re: What is the real relationship between the Testamonium and the stories of Paulina and Fulvia?

I think the 'source criticism' approach might suggest that there was a common source underneath both. I don't see or can't explain why Hegesippus added that detail. It might have been left out of Eusebius's Josephus which is the ancestor of our existing copies of Josephus - perhaps because of its pa...
by Secret Alias
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If the Testimonium Flavianum is partially genuine, then Jesus didn't exist
Replies: 93
Views: 2920

Re: If the Testimonium Flavianum is partially genuine, then Jesus didn't exist

NO, Paul is not silent about an earthly human Jesus Why don't you cite the Pastorals, the Acts of Paul and the Acts of the Apostles for more 'evidence' of Paul's views. There is no point continuing to have discussions about 'Paul' given the divide between those who see the Church as essentially evi...