... Due to a mathematical quirk in the Jesus Seminar s vote evaluation formula, it is possible for certain outcomes in the 0.75-0.83 range to have a minorityMessage 1 of 38 , Feb 1, 2003View SourceAt 07:26 PM 2/1/03 -0000, Don Smith <donsmith@...> wrote:
>Just to be clear, one Jesus Seminar scholar wrote a paper dating ActsDue to a mathematical quirk in the Jesus Seminar's vote
>to about 115. The vote of the fellows, however, was strongly in
>favour of Acts being written in response to Marcion (.78=Red).
evaluation formula, it is possible for certain outcomes
in the 0.75-0.83 range to have a minority of red votes.
Had the formula been fixed, it should have been reported
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(from the site you mentioned): Half Shekel - the currency of the Jerusalem Temple At the Great Temple in Jerusalem the annual tax levied on Jews was 1/2Message 38 of 38 , Feb 8, 2003View Source(from the site you mentioned):
"Half Shekel - the currency of the Jerusalem Temple
At the Great Temple in Jerusalem the annual tax levied on Jews
was 1/2 shekel per male. The 1/2 shekel and shekel were ... the
only coins accepted by the temple."
I'm confused. The Tyrean half-shekel contained an image of Melqarth,
yet it was acceptable at the Temple? Practically speaking, it may
have been the most stable non-Roman currency, but I was under the
impression that the reason the Herodian coinage - as well the shekel
minted 66-70 by Jewish revolutionaries - contained no human image,
was a supposed ban on "graven images". What's the story? Money win
out over principle, no such principle, or was the principle not so
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