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Featured Nine Pieces Of Evidence That Confirm The Historical Accuracy Of The Bible

Discussion in 'Scriptural Debates' started by Skwim, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. joelr

    joelr Active Member

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    Ah, conspiracy theories. That's a good way to hide from the truth and keep yourself in denial.

    This "left--wing propaganda" is actually the entire PhD biblical historicity field.
    Some were Christians initially but learned the movement is just myth like all religions through education.
    I guess if you want to call scholarship "left-wing propaganda" you can be "that guy".

    Why are you using a computer though? Physicists and computer scientists are also part of the same education system, you don't seem to have a problem with those "left-wing propagandists"?

    You should stay away from the medical field as well because they are also educated in that system.
    You should be sticking with just apologetics, avoid all technology and using only prayer as needed for illness.


    Again.....yes, I understand that truth and accurate information plays no role in your worlview.
     
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  2. Wandering Monk

    Wandering Monk Well-Known Member

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    Virgil (Georgcs 1.466.1–5), says that there was a failure/disappearance/weakness of the sun on the day before the Ides of March from the 6th hour until night.

    Who dare say the Sun is false? He and no other warns us when dark uprising threaten, when treachery and hidden wars are gathering strength. He and no other was moved to pity Rome on the day that Caesar died, when he veiled his radiance in gloom and darkness, and a godless age feared everlasting night. Yet in this hour Earth also and the plains of Ocean, ill-boding dogs and birds that spell mischief, sent signs which heralded disaster. How oft before our eyes did Etna deluge the fields of the Cyclopes with a torrent from her burst furnaces, hurling thereon balls of fire and molten rocks. Germany heard the noise of battle sweep across the sky and, even without precedent, the Alps rocked with earthquakes. A voice boomed through the silent groves for all to hear, a deafening voice, and phantoms of unearthly pallor were seen in the falling darkness. Horror beyond words, beasts uttered human speech; rivers stood still, the earth gaped upon; in the temples ivory images wept for grief, and beads of sweat covered bronze statues. King of waterways, the Po swept forests along in the swirl of his frenzied current, carrying with him over the plain cattle and stalls alike. Nor in that same hour did sinister filaments cease to appear in ominous entrails or blood to flow from wells or our hillside towns to echo all night with the howl of wolves. Never fell more lightning from a cloudless sky; never was comet's alarming glare so often seen.​

    Caesar's son, Octavian (Augustus) was given the title , or son of god.

    The story of the darkness at the crucifixion of Jesus is probably a counter-myth.

    Even the events on the day of his crucifixion have all the elements of a Roman triumph, including the destination at the end being 'the place of the skull' (in Rome, the triumph ended at the Capitoline Hill, literally, the Hill of the Skull.)

     
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  3. Wandering Monk

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    This may be true from a strictly Biblical point of view, but by Jesus' time, Judaism had developed the laws of divorce to the point that a woman could demand a divorce.


    True, but the Pharisees adopted the cleanliness rules of priests and even added to them.
     
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    I don't believe Jesus was being free with the Word but was being accurate. He was being free of the traditions of men.
     
  6. joelr

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    Well, The Hillelites who were following the teachings of Rabbi Hillel and Jesus was teaching these same concepts.


    Hillel ] was born according to tradition in Babylon c. 110 BCE, died 10 CE[3] in Jerusalem) was a Jewish religious leader, one of the most important figures in Jewish history

    The Golden Rule
    The comparative response to the challenge of a Gentile who asked that the Torah be explained to him while he stood on one foot, illustrates the character differences between Shammai and Hillel. Shammai dismissed the man. Hillel accepted the question but gently chastised the man:

    What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow: this is the whole Torah; the rest is the explanation; go and learn
    Love of peace
    The exhortation to love peace emanated from Hillel's most characteristic traits—from that proverbial meekness and mildness—as in the saying: "Let a man be always humble and patient like Hillel, and not passionate like Shammai".[11] Hillel's gentleness and patience are illustrated in an anecdote that describes how two men made a wager on the question of whether Hillel could be made angry. Though they questioned him and made insulting allusions to his Babylonian origin, they were unsuccessfu

    Obligations to self and others
    From the doctrine of man's likeness to God, Hillel deduced man's duty to care for his own body. According to Midrash Leviticus rabbah he said "As in a theater and circus the statues of the king must be kept clean by him to whom they have been entrusted, so the bathing of the body is a duty of man, who was created in the image of the almighty King of the world." In this work, Hillel calls his soul a guest upon earth, toward which he must fulfill the duties of charity.
     
  7. Wandering Monk

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    Jesus told his listeners that they SHOULD tithe dill, mint, and cumin but not neglect the weightier matters of the Law.

    Tithing of herbs was a tradition of the rabbis; therefore, Jesus didn't reject all traditions of men.
     
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