The End of an Illusion: How Bart Ehrman\\’s \\”Did Jesus Exist?\\” Has Laid the Case for an Historical Jesus to Rest: Earl Doherty: Amazon.com: Kindle Store « Fr. Griggs

The End of an Illusion: How Bart Ehrman\\’s \\”Did Jesus Exist?\\” Has Laid the Case for an Historical Jesus to Rest: Earl Doherty: Amazon.com: Kindle Store « Fr. Griggs

 

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Rosa Rubicondior

Rosa Rubicondior

 

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viaRosa Rubicondior.

Buy-bull: The Mythic Past: Biblical Archaeology And The Myth Of Israel: Thomas L. Thompson: 9780465006496: Amazon.com: Books

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The Date of the Nativity in Luke

The Date of the Nativity in Luke

 

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The Tyranny of Scripture

The Tyranny of Scripture

 

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The narcissism of thanking God

A Pre-Christian Heavenly Jesus

Originally posted on Vridar:

A little exchange of views (beginning here) on Larry Hurtado’s blog (Hurtado generously offers a platform for some interesting resources for those interested in mythicist arguments ;-)  ) has alerted me to something no doubt many who follow Richard Carrier’s writings more attentively than I have done will already know that Carrier writes:

Nor was the idea of a preexistent spiritual son of God a novel idea among the Jews anyway. Paul’s contemporary, Philo, interprets the messianic prophecy of Zechariah 6:11-12 in just such a way. In the Septuagint this says to place the crown of kingship upon “Jesus,” for “So says Jehovah the Ruler of All, ‘Behold the man named ‘Rises’, and he shall rise up from his place below and he shall build the House of the Lord’.” This pretty much is the Christian Gospel. Philo was a Platonic thinker, so he could not imagine this…

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