2nd Temple Judaism & Jesus: an Attempt to Unite Noahic Peoples (70 Nations)

Let’s talk about how Jesus chose 70 & sent them, because (to the Hellenistic, 2nd Temple Jew) “the world” meant only the peoples, who descend from Noah, as defined by the ‘Table of (70) Nations’ found in the 1st Book of Moshe (ch. 10), which serves as Semitic origin myth. The 70 names... express symbolically …

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Real Talk: Authors of the Bible

No one (not even the best scholars) know with certainty who wrote the New Testament letters, just as we do not *know* who wrote the Gospels & the books of the Tanakh. All we have is “tradition” & lots of curators & editors, ranging roughly from the 500s BCE to 1500s CE. Also, said curators …

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Moon Worshippers Everywhere

Judaism is a monotheistic offshoot of Ur (Chaldean) pantheistic moon worship (Sīn). Tradition, not archaeological record, teach that around 1800 B.C.E., Abram lived in the plain of Shinar, at Ur. Also according to Hebrew tradition, Abram left his homeland and stayed a while in Haran (also a center of cult moon worship) before settling in …

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Prof @AntheaButler on the MOVE Bombing, Penn Museum, Morton Cranium Collection and Racist Polygenesis Belief

Thread by @AntheaButler: So, yea, let me talk about how this story, connects to this other story of yesterday about the Penn Museum so you can see the broader picture at play here about race and... — Read on threadreaderapp.com/thread/1385021750451265538.html

The Earliest New Testament Manuscripts – Bible Archaeology Report

The earliest and most famous Greek New Testament manuscript is the Ryland Papyrus P52, currently on display at the John Rylands University Library in Manchester, UK.  It was purchased in 1920 by Bernard Grenfell on the Egyptian antiquities market.  However, it wasn’t really “discovered” until 1934 when it was translated by C. H. Roberts.  Three …

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Dead Sea Scroll discovery prompts mystery over text’s origins | The Independent

One of the best preserved texts in the Dead Sea scrolls has prompted further mystery after a study into the document found chemicals from outside the region had been used to preserve it. The first of the Dead Sea scrolls, a collection of ancient Jewish texts predominantly written in Hebrew, were found in 1947 by Bedouin shepherds …

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The Staurogram – Biblical Archaeology Society

The Staurogram - Biblical Archaeology Society — Read on http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-topics/crucifixion/the-staurogram/ OTHER RESOURCES: https://earlychurchhistory.org/christian-symbols/the-staurogram/ https://www.patheos.com/blogs/geneveith/2018/03/the-first-image-of-christ-on-the-cross-the-staurogram/ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staurogram