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by MrMacSon
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evolution and the Gospels
Replies: 25
Views: 435

Re: Evolution and the Gospels

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by MrMacSon
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evolution and the Gospels
Replies: 25
Views: 435

Re: Evolution and the Gospels

3. The idea that Matthew, Mark and Luke were produced naturally (i.e. verbatim or near verbatim passages without copying) is impossible. It is possible the Marcionites had a more corrupt gospel and didn't know it was corrupted, but it is impossible that Matthew, Mark and Luke were falsified acciden...
by MrMacSon
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was the birth story in Luke/Matthew originally referred to John the Baptist
Replies: 57
Views: 1310

Re: Was the birth story in Luke/Matthew originally referred to John the Baptist

... Paul would only get his information about any rivalry from those who experienced it (the early disciples of Jesus) There's no evidence of or for this. It could be possible that Paul heard nothing about the rivalry, even if other people knew. Or perhaps he believed that John and Jesus were in ha...
by MrMacSon
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was the birth story in Luke/Matthew originally referred to John the Baptist
Replies: 57
Views: 1310

Re: Was the birth story in Luke/Matthew originally referred to John the Baptist

Nasruddin wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:26 pm
... Paul would only get his information about any rivalry from those who experienced it (the early disciples of Jesus)
There's no evidence of or for this.
by MrMacSon
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Irenaeus identify John with Jesus without knowing it?
Replies: 20
Views: 711

Re: Did Irenaeus identify John with Jesus without knowing it?

[Irenaeus ]claiming that this information also had an oral tradition. Which could be an attempt to shore-up the 'information' as having historical veracity ... Irenaeus himself met Polycarp, who was a companion of John, the apostle of Jesus. This begs the question: when was the John that Polycarp m...
by MrMacSon
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Not Enough Papias
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Not Enough Papias

... We are told that [Papias] wrote five volumes. Yet for hundreds of years, the only testimonies from early writers involve the same few “facts”. In some instances they even state that they’re quoting from Papias’ “book 2” or “book 5” or whatever, but they rarely offer much that adds to Irenaeus’ ...
by MrMacSon
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Not Enough Papias
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Not Enough Papias

Ben C. Smith wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:59 pm
2. Papias was a chiliast, and chiliasm fell out of favor at about the time of Constantine.
Is that ever discussed or expalined by Eusebius or others who might have been involved in such a change in theology or doctrine?
by MrMacSon
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: One of the two witnesses of Revelation was called Jesus/Joshua
Replies: 23
Views: 861

Re: One of the two witnesses of Revelation was called Jesus/Joshua

We know another thing: the names of these two witnesses. Zechariah says us who will witness the coming Messiah: Zorobabel and Joshua/Jesus. [We have in an embryional state a pre-Christian passage where a Jew [probably] named [Yeshua/Ἰησοῦς, Iēsoûs/Jesus] is stoned, crucified and risen. . The Livius...
by MrMacSon
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: One of the two witnesses of Revelation was called Jesus/Joshua
Replies: 23
Views: 861

Re: One of the two witnesses of Revelation was called Jesus/Joshua

Because the original text was the following: And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also they were crucified. (Revelation 11:8) On what basis do you say that, Giuseppe? eta : on the basis of Rev 8:3 ( YLT ) ?? 3 and I will g...
by MrMacSon
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the goodness of Pilate
Replies: 19
Views: 1504

Re: On the goodness of Pilate

FWIW, - "Philo’s account [of Pilate] is located in a letter of King Agrippa I to Emperor Gaius in Legat . 299-305. Agrippa tried to prevent Gaius from setting up a statue of him in the Jerusalem temple by contrasting the emperor with Pilate. Through his account of Pilate, Agrippa urged Gaius to resp...