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by Kapyong
Fri May 11, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: AI and the Vatican Archive
Replies: 28
Views: 10986

Re: AI and the Vatican Archive

Wow !
About time :)

I'm sure many of us have dreamed of the day when the VSA is accessible online.
Probably many years until it's done but - if it works.

And 53 miles of books !
I barely have 12 m.

Kapyong
(metres i.e.)
by Kapyong
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Pilate? Because of the "astral sea"
Replies: 8
Views: 4863

Re: Why Pilate? Because of the "astral sea"

Gday all :) C.W. Leadbeater was an unusual and controversial character. He died here in Perth, the funeral was at our local Liberal Catholic Church. His source for 'pontus piletos' was apparently his occult vision of the ancient manuscripts (vision which he also used to investigate atomic structure ...
by Kapyong
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Pilate? Because of the "astral sea"
Replies: 8
Views: 4863

Re: Why Pilate? Because of the "astral sea"

Gday all, Heracleon has this interesting comment : Fragment 40, on John 4:46-53 (In John 4:46, “So he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And at Capernaum there was an official whose child was ill.) The official was the Craftsman, for he himself ruled like a king over th...
by Kapyong
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dating the books of the New Testament belief not evidence
Replies: 37
Views: 18784

Re: Dating the books of the New Testament belief not evidence

Gday Michael BG and all :) Have you seen René Salm's recent article on Dr Hermann Detering's take on the Gnostic meaning of the Exodus, and it's relation to the NT ? He has just started a series on it, part 2 covers : • the New Testament must be dated to the second century CE • Epiphanius identifies...
by Kapyong
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dating the books of the New Testament belief not evidence
Replies: 37
Views: 18784

Re: Dating the books of the New Testament belief not evidence

Gday Charles Wilson,
Charles Wilson wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:44 pm
So: In the popular view, the John Fragment is around 125. That's OK with me.
Well,
I prefer to go with the scholarly view - that P52 is more likely late 2nd, or possibly even early third C.

Kapyong
by Kapyong
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dating the books of the New Testament belief not evidence
Replies: 37
Views: 18784

Re: Dating the books of the New Testament belief not evidence

Gday Charles Wilson :)
Charles Wilson wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:39 am
3. For my part, the fragment of John, dated to around 125-ish *may* show that some finished form may have been around then.
125-ish ?

P52 has been variously dated :
  • 100-199
  • 100-150
  • 125-175
  • c.200
But somehow ~125 has stuck in the popular imagination.

Kapyong
by Kapyong
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dating the books of the New Testament belief not evidence
Replies: 37
Views: 18784

Re: Dating the books of the New Testament belief not evidence

Gday Michael BG :) When we discuss when a particular book in the New Testament was written we don’t have evidence we have to present an argument and each person can be persuaded or not persuaded by the argument and their conclusion is a belief but not a fact. Well, that seems a little strong - we DO...
by Kapyong
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: René Salm on AFA to discuss Nazareth
Replies: 24
Views: 15051

Re: René Salm on AFA to discuss Nazareth

For anyone who is interested -

Sadly, it did not go well at AFA :(
Here is what Neil Godfrey had to say about it :

Discovering Why “Even Atheists” Deplore Jesus Mythicism. (Or, Thoughts on “Cult Atheism”)

Kapyong
by Kapyong
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1st & 2nd C writers who missed Christianity
Replies: 74
Views: 38362

Re: 1st & 2nd C writers who missed Christianity

Back to Mithras -

The list above helps us to compare the historical claims made about Jesus Christ vs the historical record.

But there are NO historical claims about Mithras to even compare.

Mithras is irrelevant here.


Kapyong
by Kapyong
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1st & 2nd C writers who missed Christianity
Replies: 74
Views: 38362

Re: 1st & 2nd C writers who missed Christianity

Look -

It is simply not correct to claim that ANYONE ever thought Christianity was a myth.

Perhaps pavurcn meant to refer to claims that Christianity was BASED on a myth - a different thing.

Kapyong