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by MrMacSon
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If the Testimonium Flavianum is partially genuine, then Jesus didn't exist
Replies: 61
Views: 1200

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

When eyewitnesses were still alive, Paul wrote about a minimal Jesus ... Hi Bernard. Those are mere assertions. The evidence is in the Pauline epistles ... The Pauline epistles are narratives, and are only evidence of narratives. They do not substantiate the stories in them. They are largely rework...
by MrMacSon
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If the Testimonium Flavianum is partially genuine, then Jesus didn't exist
Replies: 61
Views: 1200

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

When eyewitnesses were still alive, Paul wrote about a minimal Jesus ... Hi Bernard. Those are mere assertions. ... Paul wrote about a minimal Jesus (but also, for Paul, pre/post-existent as a heavenly deity) who, from "Israelites, ... whose [are] the fathers, and of whom [is] the Christ, according...
by MrMacSon
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Early Latin Witnesses to Paul - Free from Brill!
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Re: Early Latin Witnesses to Paul - Free from Brill!

. The Principal Pauline Epistles: A Collation of Old Latin Evidence , edited by H.A.G. Houghton, C.M. Kreinecker, R.M. MacLachlan, and C.J. Smith. Introduction The Old Latin Tradition of the Pauline Epistles The evidence for the early Latin text of the Pauline Epistles is relatively sparse. Its his...
by MrMacSon
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Egyptian king/Osiris as logos.
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: Egyptian king/Osiris as logos.

My post is just showing that the Egyptian king was described in the same way as the Logos is described by Middle Platonists and gJohn. So Plutarch describing Osiris as the Logos actually makes a lot of sense because the Egyptian king (Osiris was a king) was described in the same way as the Logos is...
by MrMacSon
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: “I know who you are” as the mark of the Gnostics
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: “I know who you are” as the mark of the Gnostics

... In my view, the difference between Mark and Matthew is little [more] than the difference between their Gospels and the Gnostics I am talking about (= haters of the demiurge) ... ... still I don't see how Mark could be defined Gnostic (=hater of YHWH) when it is clear as the day that he adored Y...
by MrMacSon
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: “I know who you are” as the mark of the Gnostics
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: “I know who you are” as the mark of the Gnostics

Assuming that Mark was one of the first judaizers to combat the Gnostics who hated the Demiurge ... [edited] Was Mark judaizing? or could Mark have just been a [post-Gnostic] Christian countering or seeking to counter another Gostic [sect] ? By making silent the demons, Jesus is really destroying t...
by MrMacSon
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A sad notice
Replies: 7
Views: 1427

Re: A sad notice

Can anyone recommend favorite or especially relevant publications by Dr. Detering? http://radikalkritik.de/sample-page/articles-reviews-and-books-in-english 'The Dutch Radical Approach to the Pauline Epistles' by Hermann Detering (1996) Rene Salm has a series of blog posts about or reproducing aspe...
by MrMacSon
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What was Origen?
Replies: 8
Views: 3241

Re: What was Origen?

Digeser and some other modern scholars, identify the pagan and Christian Origens. Andrew Criddle Cheers Andrew. It seems Digeser identifies 'them' as one - | Chapter One The Usefulness of Borderlands Concepts in Ancient History The Case of Origen as Monster Elizabeth DePalma Digeser [in Globalizing...
by MrMacSon
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What was Origen?
Replies: 8
Views: 3241

Re: What was Origen?

There's also Origen the platonist philosopher from Alexandria who was contemporaneous with Origen the church father who were both students of an Ammonius 1 , supposedly different guys lol. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origen_the_Pagan . 1 Ammonius Saccas - ... often referred to as one of the found...
by MrMacSon
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What was Origen?
Replies: 8
Views: 3241

What was Origen?

... Gershom Scholem argued that the claim by Origen that the Jews regarded the Song of Songs as esoteric (See Origen ) was based on an esoteric Jewish exegesis in which this book disclosed heavenly mysteries, this exegesis surviving in the Shiur Komah texts. (Origen himself believed that these Jewi...