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Tue, 19-May-15 17:08:57
Tue, 19-May-15 17:15:29
SeekerOfTruth wrote:Does anyone have an update on his condition?
Wed, 20-May-15 07:26:04
Wed, 20-May-15 08:19:22
Wed, 20-May-15 09:32:35
Wed, 20-May-15 09:57:14
reppoc wrote:sorry to hear about ProfBenTziyyon...though I don't know him
"The New Testament is rife with mistakes, inconsistencies and historical errors, far beyond any problems with the genealogies . As the Gospels contradict each other, were not written contemporaneously with the events and had an obvious bias and goal of promoting the new religion, descriptions of large crowds hailing the alleged arrival of Jesus into Jerusalem are hardly conclusive evidence.
Even though there were many contemporary historians, none mentioned the alleged throngs of people welcoming Jesus into Jerusalem.
What the Christian authors did work into the Gospels was that the alleged arrival coincided with some kind of Jewish pilgrimage festival. Although they couldn't tell the difference between Pesach and Sukkot, so they included elements from both."
1. The 4 gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) dealing with Jesus' life contain contradictions in details. For example depending on which gospel you are looking at you will read a different account of Judas' death, Jesus' words on the cross, people at his tomb etc. But the basic sequence of events remain the same. The account of crowds welcoming Jesus appear in all 4 gospels (Matt 21, Mark 11, Luke 19, John 12) the differences lie in the praises that were shouted by the crowds. There is no real reason to assume this event was fabricated.
2. Contemporary historians weren't Jesus' biographers and so didn't have to write down every single detail in Jesus' life. The 4 gospels can be considered as historical records since they are basically compilations of eye witnesses accounts.
3. That Jesus' arrival coincided with a Jewish festival is conjecture. Just like how Jews accept the events at Sinai as a fact because it was witnessed by hundreds of thousands, the Christians are also in a position to argue that Jesus was recognized as the "son of David" in his time because thousands of Jews were calling him that.
Wed, 20-May-15 11:49:59
Wed, 20-May-15 11:53:40
ProfBenTziyyon wrote:I hope you guys are very proud of yourself. This morning, my father was admitted to the hospital after suffering a major cardiac infarct, which the doctor looking after him attributed to severe frustration. He is presently unconscious and not expected to recover. Once again, you should be proud of yourself: is there no kibbud zekenim on this forum?
Tue, 26-May-15 13:48:00
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