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by Secret Alias
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus from Outer Space
Replies: 27
Views: 263

Re: Jesus from Outer Space

Ben if you are still in San Diego so see my show this weekend. We finish at the San Diego Safari Park in Escondido. It's really good. I'll get you comps.
by Secret Alias
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus from Outer Space
Replies: 27
Views: 263

Re: Jesus from Outer Space

I may have mentioned this before but I have an outer space story which is pretty 'out there.' When I was about 21 I had just finished university and had a job in an insurance company. I was going to do the normal thing - get a regular job, have kids, a house. Got hired in an insurance company and th...
by Secret Alias
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: J. Rendel Harris on Zebedee and Sabazios.
Replies: 34
Views: 466

Re: J. Rendel Harris on Zebedee and Sabazios.

Also remember the bit from 2 Maccabees that the Samaritans named their temple or holy place - Zeus Xenios hospitable because the people are hospitable. It's easy to write this off as some 'forced' adaptation. But there seems to be a lot of hospitality around Gerizim in the Pentateuch. Melchizedek th...
by Secret Alias
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Zorastrian Burial reference in the NT (?)
Replies: 21
Views: 291

Re: Zorastrian Burial reference in the NT (?)

I guess that would make me ⅔ of a doubter.
I like any exegesis that actually READS the source material. The Sadducees, the Samaritans, even the Karaites and r Ishmael. I don't know what to make of the Pharisees and rabbanites.
by Secret Alias
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Zorastrian Burial reference in the NT (?)
Replies: 21
Views: 291

Re: Zorastrian Burial reference in the NT (?)

3. world to come (came to me)
by Secret Alias
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Zorastrian Burial reference in the NT (?)
Replies: 21
Views: 291

Re: Zorastrian Burial reference in the NT (?)

I think the Sadducees (the doubters) said three things not mentioned in the Torah 1. the messiah, 2. the resurrection and I forget the third.
by Secret Alias
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Zorastrian Burial reference in the NT (?)
Replies: 21
Views: 291

Re: Zorastrian Burial reference in the NT (?)

You might be interested in the early rabbinic interpretation of this Genesis 15 So the Lord said to him, “Bring me a heifer, a goat and a ram, each three years old, along with a dove and a young pigeon.” 10 Abram brought all these to him, cut them in two and arranged the halves opposite each other; ...
by Secret Alias
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Zorastrian Burial reference in the NT (?)
Replies: 21
Views: 291

Re: Zorastrian Burial reference in the NT (?)

a nesher is both an eagle and a vulture.