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by Secret Alias
Fri May 01, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus.
Replies: 397
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Re: Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus.

You might have an easier time arguing that someone wanted us to think that rather than this was the state of affairs (i.e. as an editorial feature to imply the New Testament was a closed set of writings of a unified Church cf. Trobisch First Edition of the New Testament). I think trying to argue tha...
by Secret Alias
Fri May 01, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Plausible Reading of Mark, Well-Done with a Side of Ram
Replies: 87
Views: 28306

Re: A Plausible Reading of Mark, Well-Done with a Side of Ra

When you get to the core of Christianity it's Jewish (not surprisingly) but orthodox Christianity pretends that it was focused on 'the Gentiles' so there's this disconnect. So what do scholars do? I don't know but somehow they try to reconcile a series of claims in texts which are acknowledged in an...
by Secret Alias
Fri May 01, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Plausible Reading of Mark, Well-Done with a Side of Ram
Replies: 87
Views: 28306

Re: A Plausible Reading of Mark, Well-Done with a Side of Ra

You know, non-Jewish. 'Blanche' in French, 'Mzungu' in ki-Swahili. The hegemony which ruled the part of the world 'it/them' inhabited for most of the last 2000 years and imposed its will and somehow pretends that Christianity's embrace of 'it/them' is coincidental.
by Secret Alias
Fri May 01, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Plausible Reading of Mark, Well-Done with a Side of Ram
Replies: 87
Views: 28306

Re: A Plausible Reading of Mark, Well-Done with a Side of Ra

There's a French book that I have that connects Judah's confession as a 'spiritual' confession even a 'perfect' one which I think connects to the description of the Gospel of Judas in Irenaeus.
by Secret Alias
Fri May 01, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Plausible Reading of Mark, Well-Done with a Side of Ram
Replies: 87
Views: 28306

Re: A Plausible Reading of Mark, Well-Done with a Side of Ra

Clearly Peter's argument here requires us to abandon any of the stupid 'white' suppositions about pagan myths and the like being at the heart of the gospel narrative (via allegory). I recommend all those unfamiliar with the depth of 'historical allegory' in tradition Judaism spend some time familiar...
by Secret Alias
Fri May 01, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Plausible Reading of Mark, Well-Done with a Side of Ram
Replies: 87
Views: 28306

Re: A Plausible Reading of Mark, Well-Done with a Side of Ra

The identification of Judas as 'the confessor of God' goes back beyond Didymus through the Alexandrian Christian back to Philo and ultimately the author of the Book of Revelations. Rev. 2: 9, " I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews, and are not" It is by many supposed that reference is...
by Secret Alias
Fri May 01, 2015 6:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Plausible Reading of Mark, Well-Done with a Side of Ram
Replies: 87
Views: 28306

Re: A Plausible Reading of Mark, Well-Done with a Side of Ra

I think that the act of sacrificing is somehow filtered through Deuteronomy 21:22-23 because of the frequent and earlier references: “And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree; His body shall not remain all night up on the tree, but ...
by Secret Alias
Fri May 01, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Plausible Reading of Mark, Well-Done with a Side of Ram
Replies: 87
Views: 28306

Re: A Plausible Reading of Mark, Well-Done with a Side of Ra

It might be relevant that Azazel (= scapegoat) becomes the name of demon. First the reference in Leviticus 16:8: And Aaron shall place lots upon the two he goats: one lot "For the Lord," and the other lot, "For Azazel." Now the forum seems to divided between those who believe our surviving gospels a...
by Secret Alias
Fri May 01, 2015 5:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Plausible Reading of Mark, Well-Done with a Side of Ram
Replies: 87
Views: 28306

Re: A Plausible Reading of Mark, Well-Done with a Side of Ra

I don't see a connection with Simon Cyrene but rather with the context of the broader narrative.
by Secret Alias
Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Greek Outline to Antiquities 18
Replies: 18
Views: 4498

Re: The Greek Outline to Antiquities 18

But there is something interesting here.