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Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts

The study of religious or heroic legends and tales. One constant rule of mythology is that whatever happens amongst the gods or other mythical beings was in one sense or another a reflection of events on earth. Recorded myths and legends, perhaps preserved in literature or folklore, have an immediate interest to archaeology in trying to unravel the nature and meaning of ancient events and traditions.

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Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts

Postby Ishtar » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:51 am

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Re: Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts

Postby Minimalist » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:11 am

Israel Finkelstein has commented that because forgeries are so rampant anything which comes out of the antiquities "market" rather than a controlled excavation must be considered suspect until proven otherwise.

So close to Easter this one has the usual smell of a con job.
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Re: Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts

Postby Ishtar » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:36 am

Yes, this is very much a wait and see-type of story.

However, one of the posters over on the Gate is quite heartened by this find, being a Mormon, because one of the arguments often used against the authenticity of the Book of Mormon is that it's not a scroll, but written on leaves, and therefore cannot be authentic. Be funny if it turned out that the oldest Christian texts were also written on leaves.
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Re: Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts

Postby Digit » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:28 am

Lead! Is that what they mean by heavy reading?

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Re: Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts

Postby Minimalist » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:37 am

Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Re: Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts

Postby Minimalist » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:47 pm

Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Re: Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts

Postby Ishtar » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:18 am

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Re: Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts

Postby Digit » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:07 am

Don't quote me peeps, but I think Lead can be dated.

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Re: Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts

Postby Minimalist » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:57 am

Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Re: Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts

Postby Minimalist » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:59 am

Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Re: Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts

Postby Minimalist » Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:01 pm

Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Re: Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts

Postby Minimalist » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:37 pm

Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Re: Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts

Postby Ishtar » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:58 pm

Shame!

I was really getting into my theory about them being alchemical texts.

Never mind ... you win some and you lose some. (Mainly, you lose some. :( )
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Re: Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts

Postby Digit » Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:33 am

Based on a number of photographs? Fine, here we go again, what about the photographs led to that conclusion.
I hate these unexplained decisions.
A number of Egyptologists claimed that the 'water erosion' on the Sphinx was caused by sand etc, based on photographs, whereas those on the ground claimed water.
Anyone remember Von Daniken's 'landing strips' etc?

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Re: Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts

Postby Minimalist » Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:44 am

Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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