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by Joseph D. L.
Fri May 01, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Stoicism and Covid 19
Replies: 4
Views: 3433

Re: Stoicism and Covid 19

I don't know. I see someone like Aurelius talk about Stocism and my inner Marxist gets triggered. Also, isn't there a stark contrast between the Stoicism of Zeno and the Greek, and the Soicism of Aurelius and the Romans? From what I've read the Greeks didn't have the romanticism that the Romans had,...
by Joseph D. L.
Fri May 01, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is Middle Revelation Historical, Mythical or Other?
Replies: 10
Views: 3808

Re: Is Middle Revelation Historical, Mythical or Other?

What is the point of using these Cycles if you do not have a Reference Point to apply the Current Cycle to what is happening NOW? Yes, Daniel was used in Revelation but where was the "Appalling Abomination"? If the Original was given in the events surrounding Antiochus Epiphanes sacrificing a pig o...
by Joseph D. L.
Fri May 01, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is Middle Revelation Historical, Mythical or Other?
Replies: 10
Views: 3808

Re: Is Middle Revelation Historical, Mythical or Other?

To answer your question, Charles, the entire books of Revelation would be allegorical history, a la Daniel . What the authors of the book of Daniel did was use history to foretell future events. To them history occurred in cycles, and so by learning from what had transpired, they could prepare for t...
by Joseph D. L.
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Herod was called the Messiah, too
Replies: 11
Views: 3169

Re: Herod was called the Messiah, too

You're trying to argue two different positions at once. (Giuseppe's cat? Is it Tiberius or tybi? Is Herod a product of later Judiazers, or is he necessitated in Marcion's Gospel?). And the Cerdon, Marcion claim is nonsense, even disproved by Clement who says Marcion came first. So if you want to arg...
by Joseph D. L.
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Herod was called the Messiah, too
Replies: 11
Views: 3169

Re: Herod was called the Messiah, too

no, because "15" and "Tiberius" find a too much specific explanation (hardly a "coincidence"): viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5024&hilit=Tybi#p97556 That argument is not at all intuitive and is simply grasping at straws. You want to know what's funny? Tybi is a month on the Alexandrian calendar, not Hebrew. W...
by Joseph D. L.
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The case for an Outer Space crucifixion in Revelation 11:8
Replies: 10
Views: 3654

Re: The case for an Outer Space crucifixion in Revelation 11:8

Anyway, this means that for the author of ch. 11 Lukuas was the crucified messiah, which was later turned into Simon of Cyrene and his two sons, and Jesus and the brothers Zebedee.
by Joseph D. L.
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Herod was called the Messiah, too
Replies: 11
Views: 3169

Re: Herod was called the Messiah, too

Couldn't the simpler solution be that it was because Jesus had appeared in the fifteenth year of Tiberius, and was believed to have been about thirty to forty six years of age? 29 ad minus 30-46 is 1-17 bc. What you're saying Giuseppe necessitates a historical, non allegorical, position, as those wh...
by Joseph D. L.
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Stoicism and Covid 19
Replies: 4
Views: 3433

Re: Stoicism and Covid 19

It's easy for Aurelius to promote Stoicism when he's the emperor.

Diogenes and Cioran had it right.
by Joseph D. L.
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The case for an Outer Space crucifixion in Revelation 11:8
Replies: 10
Views: 3654

Re: The case for an Outer Space crucifixion in Revelation 11:8

JDL -- Tell me, plz, more of your Thesis that Revelation 11 is Kitos. You could even open a new Thread if you like. Would you classify early Acts as a part of this? The first thread I made on the forum was about this theory: http://earlywritings.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3624&p=77953#p77953 The...
by Joseph D. L.
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The case for an Outer Space crucifixion in Revelation 11:8
Replies: 10
Views: 3654

Re: The case for an Outer Space crucifixion in Revelation 11:8

Revelation 11 is a historical witness of the Kitos revolt. There's nothing allegorical about it. Lukuas is the Lord crucified, Julian Alexander and Pappos are his witnesses who are killed by the first Beast, Trajan. Not everything in Christianity involving crosses is reducible to Horos-Stauros or P...