Josephus’s Testimonium Flavianum Examined Linguistically
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17-10-2016, 01:14 AM
Josephus’s Testimonium Flavianum Examined Linguistically
Greek Analysis Demonstrates the Passage a Forgery In Toto

https://www.academia.edu/10463098/Joseph...ry_In_Toto

The passage about Jesus Christ in Jewish historian Josephus’s writings has been debated for centuries, as concerns its authenticity totally, partially or not at all. This brief “testimonium” is proffered by Christian apologists as the “best evidence” for the historicity of Jesus, but it has been declared many times to be a forgery in toto. A recent study by a renowned linguist confirms this analysis of the entire passage as an interpolation by a Christian scribe, likely during the fourth century or later.

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17-10-2016, 01:31 AM
RE: Josephus’s Testimonium Flavianum Examined Linguistically
(17-10-2016 01:14 AM)Silly Deity Wrote:  Greek Analysis Demonstrates the Passage a Forgery In Toto

https://www.academia.edu/10463098/Joseph...ry_In_Toto

The passage about Jesus Christ in Jewish historian Josephus’s writings has been debated for centuries, as concerns its authenticity totally, partially or not at all. This brief “testimonium” is proffered by Christian apologists as the “best evidence” for the historicity of Jesus, but it has been declared many times to be a forgery in toto. A recent study by a renowned linguist confirms this analysis of the entire passage as an interpolation by a Christian scribe, likely during the fourth century or later.

Fascinating! Thanks for that SD.

So...... old JC might never have been the Christ but the Good, how's about that then!

I have been happy to contemplate that Jesus existed, but that the story of his life and work just got blown out of all recognition.

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17-10-2016, 07:17 AM
RE: Josephus’s Testimonium Flavianum Examined Linguistically
(17-10-2016 01:31 AM)Gloucester Wrote:  
(17-10-2016 01:14 AM)Silly Deity Wrote:  Greek Analysis Demonstrates the Passage a Forgery In Toto

https://www.academia.edu/10463098/Joseph...ry_In_Toto

The passage about Jesus Christ in Jewish historian Josephus’s writings has been debated for centuries, as concerns its authenticity totally, partially or not at all. This brief “testimonium” is proffered by Christian apologists as the “best evidence” for the historicity of Jesus, but it has been declared many times to be a forgery in toto. A recent study by a renowned linguist confirms this analysis of the entire passage as an interpolation by a Christian scribe, likely during the fourth century or later.

Fascinating! Thanks for that SD.

So...... old JC might never have been the Christ but the Good, how's about that then!

I have been happy to contemplate that Jesus existed, but that the story of his life and work just got blown out of all recognition.

Yes, lying for Jesus goes back a long, long way.

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17-10-2016, 07:25 AM
RE: Josephus’s Testimonium Flavianum Examined Linguistically
(17-10-2016 01:31 AM)Gloucester Wrote:  
(17-10-2016 01:14 AM)Silly Deity Wrote:  Greek Analysis Demonstrates the Passage a Forgery In Toto

https://www.academia.edu/10463098/Joseph...ry_In_Toto

The passage about Jesus Christ in Jewish historian Josephus’s writings has been debated for centuries, as concerns its authenticity totally, partially or not at all. This brief “testimonium” is proffered by Christian apologists as the “best evidence” for the historicity of Jesus, but it has been declared many times to be a forgery in toto. A recent study by a renowned linguist confirms this analysis of the entire passage as an interpolation by a Christian scribe, likely during the fourth century or later.

Fascinating! Thanks for that SD.

So...... old JC might never have been the Christ but the Good, how's about that then!

I have been happy to contemplate that Jesus existed, but that the story of his life and work just got blown out of all recognition.

The story of the gospels is fundamentally a post-hoc explanation for their messiah's epic failure. Sure Jesus got executed like a common criminal by the Romans, but he came back from the dead and no he can't present himself as proof because he ascended to heaven, but only us disciples saw it. Facepalm

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17-10-2016, 11:57 AM
RE: Josephus’s Testimonium Flavianum Examined Linguistically
Good one, SD. The actual linguistic analysis of the TF by Paul Hopper quoted by this article is found here A Narrative Anomaly in Josephus.

Both articles are well worth reading.

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