Re: [XTalk] Re: Robert Price's: "The Quest of the Mythical Jesus"
- Walt Lechman wrote:
> But what about the parallels between Jesus and Old Testament figures, suchmade
> as Moses, as well as the Old Testament stories surrounding these figures?
> And why do we assume that the mythological aspects aren't original to
> Jesus? Is it beyond the question to consider that maybe the NT writers
> up their own (original) stories?Jim West:
> Walt Lechman
This is simply the logical fallacy of similarity. You are concluding
that similarity means dependence. That of course is poor logic.
You should read a little closer what I wrote. I did not claim there WAS
borrowing, I raised the question of whether or not it is beyond the
questioning whether or not there was borrowing. And I also stated that if
there wasn't, it is *possible* that the NT authors created original myths
To ignore those possibilities is the real error in logic. There is a
difference in raising a question due to similarities and concluding that
because there are similarities there was borrowing.
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