Re: [XTalk] Re: testing Acts 27-28
- Antonio Jerez wrote:
>No, I am not claiming that the follower of theAntonio Jerez wrote again:
>disciple (the author of the verse) did not believe
>himself that the reports of the disciple were true.
>Neither that the disciple himself believed what he
>reported to be true. Its just that I don�t have any
>confidence in them as reliable witnesses.
>John�s miracle scenes, most notably the wedding inMy question to Antonio:
>Canaa and the raising of Lazarus do not inspire any
>confidence among historians of the author being the
>least interested in writing history. The metaphorical
>and symbolical raison de aitre for these stories is
>so obvious that we don�t have to go searching for
>historical veracity in them.
Which is it, Antonio? Was the author of John's gospel
writing what he believed to be historical events, or
was he consciously writing metaphorical/symbolic
stories? If the latter, why, then would you doubt him
as a witness if he never claimed to be a witness of
literal-historical events in the way many wish to
interpret his stories (you seemingly being one of
them, and yet seemingly contradicting yourself later
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