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5 years ago  ::  Aug 29, 2009 - 3:56PM #1
andrewcyrus
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Here is an excellent source of prophecying of the Messiah.


books.google.com/books?q=%22messianic+pr...


 

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5 years ago  ::  Aug 31, 2009 - 11:02AM #2
rocketjsquirell
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Bah humbug!


Please stop reading Jewish sources through a backward looking Christian eye.


thank you.

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5 years ago  ::  Aug 31, 2009 - 12:01PM #3
river8101
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But Christians read all of the TaNaKh through a backward looking Christian eye.  That's why they've got it so mixed up and all wrong.   Most don't know a word of ancient Hebrew and most of the authors that they read don't know either. 


In addition, Josephus is not considered a reputable historian by scholars. His remarks about Masada are highly questionable.

“Faith is deciding to allow yourself to believe something your intellect would otherwise cause you to reject.”
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5 years ago  ::  Aug 31, 2009 - 2:04PM #4
LeahOne
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Jospehus' remarks abotu many topics are not considered authoritative....especially the supposed comments about Jesus which are later interpolations.

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5 years ago  ::  Aug 31, 2009 - 3:22PM #5
Miguel_de_servet
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Leah


Aug 31, 2009 -- 2:04PM, LeahOne wrote:

Josephus' remarks about many topics are not considered authoritative ... especially the supposed comments about Jesus which are later interpolations.


Really? Don't tell me!


MdS

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5 years ago  ::  Aug 31, 2009 - 3:51PM #6
rocketjsquirell
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Mario


Really it is true, the Jesus references in Josephus' works were written by someone other than the person who wrote the rest of it. The use of language is different. It is sort of like if I tried to  write as you. People could tell the difference. 


None of that matters, however, since whether or not there was a historical Jesus and exactly what and who he was  really doesn't matter if you are a Christian. The important thing is  the Jesus myth (by which I mean story and not anything  derogatory) or myths contained in the Christian Gospels, through which the Christian finds his religious outlook. If one accepts the Jesus myth, then  everything else must be interpreted to support that narrative.  This is why Christians read the Jewish scriptures not in search  of the message of those scriptures but for a presaging of Jesus. It is all perfectly understandable and for those of us who are Jewish and not Christian annoying as all get out.

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5 years ago  ::  Aug 31, 2009 - 4:15PM #7
river8101
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"Josephus's story is sparing and probably biased and incorrect in at least some details, though the archeological findings of the Yadin expedition bore out major features of the story. There was a fort, there were defenders. Human remains were found of a few dozen individuals, but not of the over 900 persons."


www.zionism-israel.com/dic/Massada.htm


 

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5 years ago  ::  Aug 31, 2009 - 10:25PM #8
Bunsinspace
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Aug 30, 2009 -- 2:13PM, andrewcyrus wrote:


...Well most of the ones I read were coming from the Prophet Isaiah of honest jewish descent and transcription.





BS"D


I would hardly call the unattributed citations of Adventist apologia "honest jewish descent and transcription."  Michael Scheifler's website, for example,  from which your references are quoted is a curious admixture of various Christian doctrines intermingled with liberal amounts of pure and unabashed poppycock (in the most literal sense.)   Such contorting of text and historical reality does not qualify as "honest" in any accepted sense of the word, except perhaps Orwellian doublespeak.

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5 years ago  ::  Sep 01, 2009 - 12:42PM #9
andrewcyrus
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Aug 31, 2009 -- 10:25PM, Bunsinspace wrote:


Aug 30, 2009 -- 2:13PM, andrewcyrus wrote:


...Well most of the ones I read were coming from the Prophet Isaiah of honest jewish descent and transcription.





BS"D


I would hardly call the unattributed citations of Adventist apologia "honest jewish descent and transcription."  Michael Scheifler's website, for example,  from which your references are quoted is a curious admixture of various Christian doctrines intermingled with liberal amounts of pure and unabashed poppycock (in the most literal sense.)   Such contorting of text and historical reality does not qualify as "honest" in any accepted sense of the word, except perhaps Orwellian doublespeak.




 


Obviously buns your ability to debate the truth of honest Judaism is severly lacking and has denigrated into taking shots at the messenger. I consider the truth something that doesn't get debated and your remarks prove this.

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5 years ago  ::  Sep 01, 2009 - 12:47PM #10
andrewcyrus
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Aug 31, 2009 -- 3:22PM, Miguel_de_servet wrote:


Leah


Aug 31, 2009 -- 2:04PM, LeahOne wrote:

Josephus' remarks about many topics are not considered authoritative ... especially the supposed comments about Jesus which are later interpolations.


Really? Don't tell me!


MdS




 


Did Jospehus prophecy regarding Jesus the Messiah.. Thats interesting and misleading since he came after Jesus.  The contradictory ideas that Leah puts forth are called cognitive distortions that aren't relevant to the topic or the time frame of this discussion.



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