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by Ben C. Smith
Sun May 17, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 'we' and Acts, and Paul's existence
Replies: 39
Views: 11893

Re: 'we' and Acts, and Paul's existence

Secret Alias wrote:3. The mention of Luke appears to be the most recent layer and it is likely related to the 'we' layer.
What mention of Luke?
by Ben C. Smith
Sun May 17, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A lengthy note on Hebrews 7.14 (sprung from Judah).
Replies: 56
Views: 33391

Re: A lengthy note on Hebrews 7.14 (sprung from Judah).

Thank you very much, Peter. That means a lot, coming from you.

The stylometer, if I may call it that, sounds very interesting.
by Ben C. Smith
Sun May 17, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A lengthy note on Hebrews 7.14 (sprung from Judah).
Replies: 56
Views: 33391

A lengthy note on Hebrews 7.14 (sprung from Judah).

In part 2 of his supplementary article on the epistle to the Hebrews, entitled The Cosmic Christ of the Epistle to the Hebrews , Earl Doherty deals with the matter of the Lord having sprung from Judah according to Hebrews 7.14: For it is evident that our Lord has sprung [or is descended] from Judah,...
by Ben C. Smith
Sun May 17, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A brief note on Hebrews 12.3 (contradiction by sinners).
Replies: 12
Views: 5939

Re: A brief note on Hebrews 12.2-3 (contradiction by sinners

From where did you get a definition for perfect tense which would support what you write above From my undergraduate classes in ancient Greek and from the 20+ years since then of reading ancient texts in Greek. You are overreading your discovered definitions of the perfect tense, and I am not sure ...
by Ben C. Smith
Sun May 17, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A brief note on Hebrews 12.3 (contradiction by sinners).
Replies: 12
Views: 5939

Re: A brief note on Hebrews 12.2-3 (contradiction by sinners

Hostility against Christ continuously existed from the time he was believed back in heaven. If not, then every men or women preached to by apostles would have become Christians: that did not happen. There is no indication that hostility ever stopped before Hebrews was written. At what event do you ...
by Ben C. Smith
Sun May 17, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A brief note on Hebrews 13.11-13 (camp and gate).
Replies: 41
Views: 27867

Re: A brief note on Hebrews 13.11-13 (camp and gate).

But the text does not have the (bolded) "outside the camp". Right. I made that quite clear. Instead it is "outside the gate", suggesting that gate is not necessarily one of the camp (during the exodus).... Since the exodus camp had a gate, as I have shown, what exactly about the term outside the ga...
by Ben C. Smith
Sun May 17, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A brief note on Hebrews 12.3 (contradiction by sinners).
Replies: 12
Views: 5939

Re: A brief note on Hebrews 12.2-3 (contradiction by sinners

I do not see why and when sinful men would have shown hostility to the heavenly Christ in the past and then stop. Do you see why and when sinful men would have shown hostility to the heavenly God in the past (at Meribah) and then stopped (Psalm 105.32 LXX, referring back to Numbers 20.13)? It appea...
by Ben C. Smith
Sun May 17, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 'we' and Acts, and Paul's existence
Replies: 39
Views: 11893

Re: 'we' and Acts, and Paul's existence

Thanks, Peter.

(And no, the phrase does not bother me. I just wanted an example, since I was not sure what sort of thing you meant.)
by Ben C. Smith
Sun May 17, 2015 5:52 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 'we' and Acts, and Paul's existence
Replies: 39
Views: 11893

Re: 'we' and Acts, and Paul's existence

While I did have a dalliance with doubting the authenticity of the letters of Paul, I've been lately been coming around on that, and it should make an interesting tale if I ever find the means and time to set all of it down (as, like the historicity of Jesus, it is woefully underdeveloped... people...
by Ben C. Smith
Sun May 17, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A brief note on Hebrews 12.3 (contradiction by sinners).
Replies: 12
Views: 5939

Re: A brief note on Hebrews 12.2-3 (contradiction by sinners

I do not see why and when sinful men would have shown hostility to the heavenly Christ in the past and then stop. Do you see why and when sinful men would have shown hostility to the heavenly God in the past (at Meribah) and then stopped (Psalm 105.32 LXX, referring back to Numbers 20.13)? It appea...