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by FransJVermeiren
Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Lena Einhorn - A Shift In Time
Replies: 115
Views: 39926

Re: Lena Einhorn - A Shift In Time

The simple answer is that the gospel story is a condensing of Jewish/Hasmonean history I agree there is some condensation present in the gospels, but I doubt if this condensation has something to do with the Hasmoneans. Instead there are indications that the gospels have been written by an anti-Has...
by FransJVermeiren
Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The 'Disarrangement' of Ancient Christian Texts
Replies: 10
Views: 6194

Re: The 'Disarrangement' of Ancient Christian Texts

The name "Jesus" may here be important for its theophoric value, being a Greek transliteration of Yeshua, a shortening of Yehoshua, which means "Yahweh saves" (Yahweh being perhaps the most expected "name which is above every name"). If so, then in this hymn, at least (which should perhaps be calle...
by FransJVermeiren
Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The 'Disarrangement' of Ancient Christian Texts
Replies: 10
Views: 6194

Re: The 'Disarrangement' of Ancient Christian Texts

2. The Pauline epistles represent a 'disarrangement' of the lost Apostolikon. Not merely the order of the letters. The specific arrangement into the familiar epistles (i.e. 'first Corinthians' 'Romans' etc) but the contents of each letter represent a disarrangement of some lost original arrangement...
by FransJVermeiren
Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Another text, another story
Replies: 35
Views: 13750

Re: Another text, another story

My question for KK and all: how do you interpret the words of Jesus addressed to fig tree? Jerusalem and its fig trees The year 70 CE was an extremely bad year for the fig trees of Jerusalem. In the spring of that year the Romans laid siege to the city, but the garden district west and northwest of...
by FransJVermeiren
Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Another text, another story
Replies: 35
Views: 13750

Re: Another text, another story

. My suggestion is simple - Jesus did not curse the fig tree - the fig tree did not wither - all that happens only in the ears and in the eyes of the disciples - because they did not bring forth “fruit” I understand that you are looking for arguments against your suggestion. Here is my interpretati...
by FransJVermeiren
Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Crossing blocked, return impossible (Luke 9:51-62)
Replies: 2
Views: 1796

Crossing blocked, return impossible (Luke 9:51-62)

In my book A Chronological Revision of the Origins of Christianity I work out the theory that the central events described in the Gospels took place just before and during the war of the Jews against the Romans (66-70 CE) and that the Jesus of the Gospels was one and the same person as Jesus son of ...
by FransJVermeiren
Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Bread and fish.
Replies: 14
Views: 7481

Re: Bread and fish.

For the subdivision of the 5000 in groups of 50 and 100, see 1QM (War Scroll) IV, 15 'The measurements of the standards' : 'The standard of the whole congregation shall be fourteen cubits long; the standard of the three tribes, thirteen cubits long; the standard of the tribe, twelve cubits; the stan...
by FransJVermeiren
Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Bread and fish.
Replies: 14
Views: 7481

Re: Bread and fish.

Why are only the men counted at the first feeding, whereas women and children seem to be included in the count at the second? Ben, in the feeding of the 5000 only the men are counted because these 5000 were soldiers. Josephus, Vita 212b: 'So I consented to remain; and, giving orders that five thous...
by FransJVermeiren
Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is Romans 13:11 a Failed Prediction?
Replies: 36
Views: 12673

Re: Is Romans 13:11 a Failed Prediction?

Would you similarly remove "Jesus" from all of the genuine Pauline epistles (whichever ones you regard as genuine, minus whichever other passages you regard as likely interpolations)? Or would you limit your observation only to Paul's personal history? Do you think that Paul himself added the Jesus...
by FransJVermeiren
Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is Romans 13:11 a Failed Prediction?
Replies: 36
Views: 12673

Re: Is Romans 13:11 a Failed Prediction?

I identify as agnostic now but only recently starting seeing Bible outside of a Christian worldview, so it's a little hard to get my mind around a different concept of Paul's letters (but aware that many scholars dispute his authorship of the pastorals, 2 Thessalonians, and a couple more letters). ...