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by John T
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Question on GMark's Adoptionism vs. the Empty Tomb
Replies: 74
Views: 45266

Re: Question on GMark's Adoptionism vs. the Empty Tomb

Ben wrote: I am not sure what you are saying about the "bookends" here. To what is the resurrection on the third day a bookend? The baptism. I think of it this way. The baptism is in the first chapter and the resurrection is in the last chapter (at least as we have it). I compare (following Ulansey...
by John T
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus
Replies: 367
Views: 229376

Re: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus

Of all people at this forum John you are without question the most obnoxious ... perhaps after me. But at least I don't engage in this passive-aggressive act that you do. Just admit that you are dick sometimes and move on. Ulan is a very good poster here. Very knowledgeable, very insightful polylin...
by John T
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus
Replies: 367
Views: 229376

Re: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus

I fail to see the irony. This was not an ad hominem (why do people always misuse that term?), it was an insult. I was being charitable. ad hominem : An argument based on the failings of an adversary rather than on the merits of the case ...American Heritage An ad hominem attack on one's opponent is...
by John T
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus
Replies: 367
Views: 229376

Re: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus

You would think a wealthy atheist/mythicist would jump at the chance to prove the Codex Sinaiticus is a fraud just like all of Christianity. I'm not sure how one possible forgery helps or hinders any mythicist case. Earlier manuscripts with variant texts are the bread and butter of mythicism, with ...
by John T
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus
Replies: 367
Views: 229376

Re: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus

So every ****** that comes along with a printed pages from internet websites should dictate where money should be spent in academic departments that have for the most part been subject to budget cuts? Here's my suggestion: get the funds (from a like-minded donor) to pay for the testing from a reput...
by John T
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus
Replies: 367
Views: 229376

Re: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus

However, you can easily see how someone may lose their patience and come to the conclusion that they are not dealing with genuine interest but with a nutjob with an agenda (Steven being a KJVonlyist isn't exactly a secret). Then you look closely into the claims this person makes, the claims that fu...
by John T
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "But not during the festival"...
Replies: 16
Views: 6561

Re: "But not during the festival"...

I will set aside my previous comment about ignoring you on this forum for this one addressing. Think of it as you using your golden ticket. Afterward, I will neither read nor respond to anything you say. Whereas my issue with Giuseppe is his unwavering trust in less than reputable sources, at least...
by John T
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus
Replies: 367
Views: 229376

Re: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus

JohnT, where did I make the statement that those tests are useless? I would really like to have an exact quote from you now, given that you seem to be persistent regarding that weird claim. I never said you did but if you agree the excuse has merit you should own up to it or denounce it like me. Re...
by John T
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus
Replies: 367
Views: 229376

Re: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus

The internal standards show that both institutions used vastly different lighting conditions within their published images. This means that LUL images use high contrast and very low color saturation. BL images use low contrast and very high color saturation. This means that much of this thread is a...
by John T
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus
Replies: 367
Views: 229376

Re: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus

The internal standards show that both institutions used vastly different lighting conditions within their published images. This means that LUL images use high contrast and very low color saturation. BL images use low contrast and very high color saturation. This means that much of this thread is a...