- --- In email@example.com, "Jeffrey B. Gibson"
>He means exactly what he says: he just spelt it wrong. I'm not so sure
> mr_atoz@y... wrote:
> > Unless someone can find an OT reference to a Jesus from the--as yet
> > nonexistant--town of Nazareth
> What do you mean by "nonexistant"?
> Jeffrey B. Gibson, D.Phil. (Oxon.)
> 1500 W. Pratt Blvd. #1
> Chicago, IL 60626
you really are an Oxford man. Anyone can say they have an Oxford
degree and Americans are easily impressed by such things. You give a
Chicago private address, but no current institution. Your
argumentative methods are:
1) asking for definitions of terms that any moderately educated person
2) quoting other posters' terms with the implication that their very
use is ridiculous;
3) ridicule pure and simple;
4) asking if the poster has read long reading lists with the
implication that you have. I should like to exhume your lambasting me
with Klassen and others on the subject of Judas. It turns out that
these are all based on the Biblical text and the assumption that Judas
existed. The assumption itself is not examined. I have read Eisenman
three times, and the arguments for Judas being a literary device used
to discredit the Desposyni are sound. I do not say that they are
proved, only that they are sound. One may, of course, follow the
Stanton doctrine that no theory outside the concensus is worthy of
consideration unless it is conclusively proved: I do not. You are a
sophist and a troll.
Martin Edwards BA(UEA) PGCE(Hull) RT(England and Wales)
Last gig: Moseley High School, Birmingham, last Wednesday.