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16 Feb 2013 
If "brothers of the Lord" cannot mean "all Christians", or "brothers" as members of the same sect, then what are the implications for "James, the brother of the Lord" in Galatians?


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14 Feb 2013 
Just to show that, along the years, my work has been (enthusiastically) appreciated.


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13 Feb 2013 
A little rant of mine


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11 Feb 2013 
Shown in a table format


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10 Feb 2013 
A comment from Clarice O'Callaghan shocked me and my reply to it sent some good vibes on the JesusMysteries forum.


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09 Feb 2013 
How an accidental healer, who was also a poor uneducated Jew, got to be crucified as "king of the Jews".


mullerb · 300 views · 0 comments
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07 Feb 2013 
Another example on how desperate is Doherty in his search for evidence supporting his crucifixion in heaven and the non-existence of an earthly & human Jesus (PS: Carrier follows Doherty's conclusion on that!).


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06 Feb 2013 
It would greatly help if you read my two preceding posts!


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06 Feb 2013 
These six letters are also dated according to the study from my previous post.


mullerb · 258 views · 0 comments
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05 Feb 2013 
This timeline and associated events are explained on my website.


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31 Jan 2013 
As edited from my website. My conclusion? Completed in the winter of 70-71 CE.


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30 Jan 2013 
Let's examine what Doherty wrote in JNGNM against it and then conclude.


mullerb · 417 views · 0 comments
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28 Jan 2013 
I think the internal evidence for proving it is overwhelming.


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23 Jan 2013 
What can we learn about James through the James' epistle?


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22 Jan 2013 
Let's define who would be these brothers and then see how Doherty and Carrier “interpret” them within their mythicist outlook.


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19 Jan 2013 
It is no secret that the Pauline epistles have very little to show for Jesus (even the heavenly kind) as a teacher. This fact is very embarrassing for the proponents of Jesus the great teacher.


mullerb · 127 views · 0 comments
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16 Jan 2013 
Let's see how “Mark” depicted Jesus as a teacher in the earliest gospel.


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15 Jan 2013 
Was a suffering/dying_for_atonement_of_sins Jesus (modelled on the suffering servant of Isaiah 53) the original belief of the earliest Christians?


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14 Jan 2013 
Mythicists have been proposing that Josephus did not write "who was called Christ" or had "son of Damneus" instead. Both cases create problems as explained here.


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14 Jan 2013 
This suffering/dying messiah is NOT in the Jewish texts that Carrier quoted on his blog entry "The Dying Messiah Redux".


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10 Jan 2013 
I'll examine the arguments of Bart Ehrman in his new book “Did Jesus Exist?” regarding the authenticity of the main Testimonium Flavianum, which describes, among other things, Jesus as a very popular teacher with Jews & Gentiles.


mullerb · 171 views · 0 comments
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08 Jan 2013 
A fair number of scholars (even agnostic ones) now accept Jesus was uneducated but still have him as a teacher. It is rather ironic they think that, in view of their low opinion of amateurs (even educated ones) and of their works on early Christianity.


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06 Jan 2013 
Did “Mark” invent Jesus as believed by some contemporaries to be (or will be) “the king of the Jews”? And for his gospel audience which appears to be mostly Gentile? It is most unlikely, for various reasons ...


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05 Jan 2013 
Mark's solutions to the "problem" are rather obvious and would explain a large part of the so-called messianic secret.


mullerb · 413 views · 0 comments
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02 Jan 2013 
Again, Paul has Jesus as a descendant of an earthly human, this time David (others: Israelites, Abraham, Jesse). Doherty's explanations to the contrary are far from convincing.


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01 Jan 2013 
In my observations, someone who say he/she is not lying, usually know he/she is believed to have been a liar before.


mullerb · 153 views · 0 comments
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01 Jan 2013 
Romans 9:3b-5a is an affirmation by Paul about Jesus having a human descent, as from Israelites. Paul would never have written that if he thought otherwise.


mullerb · 327 views · 0 comments
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28 Dec 2012 
I added a review of Earl Doherty's "Jesus: Neither God Nor Man" recently to Amazon, using comments from Carrier where he is critical of J:NGNM. Doherty saw this and couldn't understand why he did that. But earlier on his blog Carrier clarified why.


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28 Dec 2012 
Dr. Helen K. Bond published a book "The Historical Jesus: A Guide for the Perplexed" (T&T Clark, 2012). Later, she wrote an article "Ten Things I Learnt about Jesus by Writing a Book about Him" available on the web. I read it, twice.


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26 Dec 2012 
Where can anybody become poor and be in poverty? sublunar celestial realm, world of myth or earth?
We can ask this question because in 2 Corinthians 8:9 Jesus is said to have become poor and experienced poverty. But where?


mullerb · 368 views · 0 comments
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24 Dec 2012 
A basic analysis of 2 Corinthians 5:16b demonstrates it was the case, and Paul asked his Christians to forget about what they heard in the past. With update from OHJ


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23 Dec 2012 
That's right: Yes, there is. It may not be the most direct, but certainly it's a lot better than whatever Doherty has for his own world of myth! With updates from Carrier "On The Historicity Of Jesus" (OHJ)


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22 Dec 2012 
Galatians 4:4 is certainly bothering mythicists. But "come of woman, come under Law" is the keystone holding together a long argument: without Jesus known to be born as an earthly human, the whole argumentation would collapse ...


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21 Dec 2012 
This very controversial statement has been discussed in various forums and blogs, such as FRDB & NT Blog. With updates from OHJ


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18 Dec 2012 
On Vridar, Godfrey reported on a point made by Carrier about, in a particular Jewish Pseudepigrapha book, Adam is buried in (third) heaven (which would prove Jesus could be believed buried there also!). I looked into it ...


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18 Dec 2012 
After issuing some comments about the Carrier/Goodacre debate on a radio show, first generally on Godfrey's account of it, second on Doherty's comments, I was surprised they replied, not to the points I made, but by accusing me of dogmatism ...


mullerb · 161 views · 0 comments
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13 Dec 2012 
I have been involved in some discussion on The Jesus Blog about scholarly attempts to define portrait, life and biography of the historical Jesus.


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12 Dec 2012 
Despite its many flaws, this passage is considered by many as depicting the beginning of the Church of Jerusalem and its leadership by former Jesus' disciples, such as Peter.


mullerb · 192 views · 0 comments
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11 Dec 2012 
There is evidence in the early Christian writings which show Jesus' disciples and James couldn't have been those who lead the Church from its beginning.


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10 Dec 2012 
Despite many opportunities in his epistles, Paul never said those were "in the Lord", or "in Christ", or just "brothers". But he used often these expressions to qualify other(s) as "Christian(s)".


mullerb · 224 views · 0 comments
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09 Dec 2012 
These verses have been used by conservative & liberal Christians and Mythicists in order to prove that, early on, there were either genuine post-mortem visions of Jesus or hallucinations about him.


mullerb · 922 views · 0 comments
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08 Dec 2012 
There are many signs, by looking only at Mark's gospel, that NO is the right answer.


mullerb · 243 views · 0 comments
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07 Dec 2012 
The data about HJ, as supplied by Paul, points to only one individual.


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06 Dec 2012 
How did Paul define HJ in his (7) authentic epistles?


mullerb · 297 views · 0 comments
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05 Dec 2012 
This verse is "interpreted" otherwise: no surprise here.


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04 Dec 2012 
There is a trend now to declare it authentic.


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02 Dec 2012 
Was Paul in favor of Jesus' pre-existence? Explain your position.


mullerb · 190 views · 0 comments
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02 Dec 2012 
Enter here suggestions for new posts. We have to keep that baby alive! Click on "read this article" to see post.


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