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by Secret Alias
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Justin Martyr, Jewish subtractions from, & Christian additions to scripture.
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: Justin Martyr, Jewish subtractions from, & Christian additions to scripture.

Three of the four passages outlined above do not even appear in the manuscript history of our extant scriptures (with the sole exception of that one psalter). But let's look at matters a little closer. By all accounts, before Irenaeus there appears to have been massive variance with NEW testament m...
by Secret Alias
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Justin Martyr, Jewish subtractions from, & Christian additions to scripture.
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: Justin Martyr, Jewish subtractions from, & Christian additions to scripture.

You've created a number of these posts. And you should be commended for looking in detail at what appears in the Church Fathers. But pardon my simplicity but ... if we weren't so actively trying to take these matters 'seriously' the obvious answer is that - the Church Fathers probably treated the 'o...
by Secret Alias
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: New book - How Scribes Invented the Biblical Priest-King
Replies: 11
Views: 1610

Re: New book - How Scribes Invented the Biblical Priest-King

But Shechem was the original altar of Israel. That Jews misread the text to infer Jerusalem was that place is hardly surprising.
by Secret Alias
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Jeremiah, another eschatological figure?
Replies: 1
Views: 777

Re: Jeremiah, another eschatological figure?

More likely a poetic or literary device from Josephus. We tend to think of his 'history' as factual. I am not so sure. The timeline itself conforms to Daniel chapter 9 with Agrippa as the 'cut off' messiah etc.
by Secret Alias
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: New book - How Scribes Invented the Biblical Priest-King
Replies: 11
Views: 1610

Re: New book - How Scribes Invented the Biblical Priest-King

I think he's right. The original reading was Sodom.
by Secret Alias
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Messiah ben Joseph & Galilee; Messiah ben David & Judea.
Replies: 35
Views: 3277

Re: Messiah ben Joseph & Galilee; Messiah ben David & Judea.

Also don't forget to ignore the NIV translation of Joel 2:23 to rediscover the existence of an epithet 'son of Zion' or in this case sons of Zion. The Samaritans are the sons of Joseph.
by Secret Alias
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Messiah ben Joseph & Galilee; Messiah ben David & Judea.
Replies: 35
Views: 3277

Re: Messiah ben Joseph & Galilee; Messiah ben David & Judea.

Can hardly be coincidence that 'Joseph' and 'Zion' share the same numerological value - https://books.google.com/books?id=huJRV ... ia&f=false
by Secret Alias
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Messiah ben Joseph & Galilee; Messiah ben David & Judea.
Replies: 35
Views: 3277

Re: Messiah ben Joseph & Galilee; Messiah ben David & Judea.

'And Abraham planted an eschel (331) in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the Lord.' The eschel is the messiah.
by Secret Alias
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Messiah ben Joseph & Galilee; Messiah ben David & Judea.
Replies: 35
Views: 3277

Re: Messiah ben Joseph & Galilee; Messiah ben David & Judea.

Another passage that was part of the Efraim messianic interpretation - Numbers 23:7f: Balaam said, “Build me seven altars here, and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me.” 2 Balak did as Balaam said, and the two of them offered a bull and a ram on each altar. 3 Then Balaam said to Balak, “Stay h...
by Secret Alias
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Messiah ben Joseph & Galilee; Messiah ben David & Judea.
Replies: 35
Views: 3277

Re: Messiah ben Joseph & Galilee; Messiah ben David & Judea.

Furthermore, the tradition of making Efraim the messiah must have read the Book of Genesis kabbalistically so that Abraham's planting of the eshel tree (331) was pregnant with messianic meaning.