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by Jax
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Epiphanius on the Ebionites
Replies: 362
Views: 89056

Re: Epiphanius on the Ebionites

I agree. I was eating a Shack Stack https://aht.seriouseats.com/2009/08/shack-stack-cheeseburger-shroom-burger-shake-shack-nyc.html thinking I have to pull out of this stupid conversation. You graciously explained that you think Jewish Christians used to carry out sacrifices in their synagogues bef...
by Jax
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE
Replies: 41
Views: 41897

Re: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE

https://i.imgur.com/iNLw8YZ.jpg If anyone is interested, this is a photo of my whiteboard showing where I feel Paul would be located in time if he were to have been a participant of the Roman civil wars in Greece and Macedonia. The timeline Paul 48-29 BCE has hypothetical ages on it from age 41-60 ...
by Jax
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Justin's silence on John the Baptist is very strong
Replies: 11
Views: 8942

Re: Justin's silence on John the Baptist is very strong

Giuseppe, sometimes you drive me nuts, but here, you are onto something. I may as well set this sentiment to music, it happens often enough. I submit this as a base (or bass as it were). ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpkRK9yWwrM That seems quite... obscure. :D All I can say is that when I read...
by Jax
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE
Replies: 41
Views: 41897

Re: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE

Cassius Dio book 44 45 1 "But all this I will omit, since not even Caesar himself ever took any pride in it, always hating, as he did, the deeds enforced by necessity. But when Heaven had most justly decided the issue of the battle, whom of those then captured for the first time did he put to death?...
by Jax
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE
Replies: 41
Views: 41897

Re: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE

As far as I know, there were no Roman military veteran colonies established in the province of Galatia resulting from the civil wars. If anyone knows differently could you please inform me?

Thanks

Lane
by Jax
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Justin's silence on John the Baptist is very strong
Replies: 11
Views: 8942

Re: Justin's silence on John the Baptist is very strong

Ben C. Smith wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:46 pm
Charles Wilson wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:37 pm
Giuseppe, sometimes you drive me nuts, but here, you are onto something.
I may as well set this sentiment to music, it happens often enough.
I submit this as a base (or bass as it were). ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpkRK9yWwrM
by Jax
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE
Replies: 41
Views: 41897

Re: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE

It occurs to me also that while Paul would have had less opportunity to engage peoples from the Asian provence of Galatia in the mid 1st century CE, contact with them in the civil wars of the 1st century BCE would have been much greater. 1: Judean and Galatian auxiliary forces fought together under ...
by Jax
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE
Replies: 41
Views: 41897

Re: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE

It pains me to report that my theory of Paul being an auxiliary member of Pompey's army against Caesar, is that he would probably also have been at the battle of Pharsalus. According to this paper anyway https://www.academia.edu/19860273/48_BC_The_Battle_of_Pharsalus Caesar told his men, while mopp...
by Jax
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1 Clement & the Gospel of Matthew?
Replies: 206
Views: 88943

Re: 1 Clement & the Gospel of Matthew?

If you want a concrete example consider 'hell' where does Paul ever mention it as a concept, or name it by any names Sheol, Gehenna, outer darkness, tartaros… Romans 10.7 mentions the abyss as the abode of the dead. Is Romans 9-11 actually Paul though? May not be, which is why I said "Romans 10.7" ...
by Jax
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1 Clement & the Gospel of Matthew?
Replies: 206
Views: 88943

Re: 1 Clement & the Gospel of Matthew?

If you want a concrete example consider 'hell' where does Paul ever mention it as a concept, or name it by any names Sheol, Gehenna, outer darkness, tartaros… Romans 10.7 mentions the abyss as the abode of the dead. Is Romans 9-11 actually Paul though? Who disputes this section of Romans? Hi Neil, ...