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I accept that reference, Tony. But I do not accept an insinuation that referencing the Septuagint means the NT writers used the Septuagint to invent stories about events that never actually ocurred.
Another point, to be clear: You have NO evidence that the writers of the NT referenced the Septuagint.
Why do you believe the Bible is "made up"?
Again, Tony, you are ill informed. There are NO geographical inconsistencies in the NT. You cannot name a credible source for your allegation. The fact that the Gospels were written in Greek in no way proves that the original writers were not the disciples. Greek was a commonly spoken language throughout the region for centuries prior to the incarnation of Jesus. It was not uncommon for a Jew to speak Aramaic, Hebrew and Greek. At any rate, it would have been nothing for an author to have a scribe write the message in Greek. Paul, for instance, utilized a scribe due to his eyesight issues. You are also ignoring (at the very least) Paul and Luke and Matthew who were well educated men who would have been well versed in Greek. The Septuagint was derived from the original Hebrew of the OT therfore any references to the Septuagint also pertain to the Hebrew manuscripts. BTW. THERE ARE NO ORIGINALS OF ANY ANCIENT MANUSCRIPTS. All we have are copies of originals. So if you aren't going to accept the authenticity of the NT manuscripts based on that criteria then you cannot reasonably accept the authenticity of ANY ancient writings. If you are interested in correct information it isn't hard to find.
Some people are willing to use this lone fragment as proof against the doctrines of Biblical Christianity yet they insist that the massive body of evidence supporting the authenticity of the NT is a pack of lies.
You are ill informed, Tony. There are nearly 6,000 existing copies of the NT written in Greek. There is over a 99% agreement between the copies. Most of these were written within 200 years of the earthly incarnation of Jesus. The ealiest complete copy was written within 200 years of the NT events. A fragment of the Gospel of John was written within 125 years of the NT events. No other ancient manuscript comes close to having the number of copies of the NT. Nor are the copies of any other original ancient manuscripts anywhere nearly as close in time to their original manuscripts. 600 copies exist of Homer's Illiad with a time lapse of about 1,000 years between these and the time of Homer. 10 copies exist of the writings of Julius Caesar and 70 copies of the writings of Aristotle both with 1,000 years or more separating them from the time of their writers. Yet people like you, Tony would have us believe that the NT is not a reliable historical document.
Mr. Deace, I simply do not accept the premise of your argument here ;>)
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Mark in CA Wrote: Apr 02, 2014 1:37 AM
Laws of economics are always applied conditionally.
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Mark in CA Wrote: Apr 01, 2014 4:46 PM
Shawn Mitchell wrote a very good column yesterday on Townhall about Noah.
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Mark in CA Wrote: Apr 01, 2014 4:45 PM
What is the matter with the Christian writers on Townhall? Kevin McCullough, Doug Giles and now Cal Thomas? I'm supposed to like this film?!? Gee, sorry to disappoint you guys. Cal, you evidently checked your brain in at the door when you went in to see this film. Question: Why am I supposed to like "Noah" but abohr "The Last Temptation of Christ"?
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Mark in CA Wrote: Apr 01, 2014 4:39 PM
Whitebeard. Your theory concerning the sexual union of fallen angels and human beings producing the nephilim is one that has been debated amongst Christians for a very long time now. I believe you are right. The language of the Bible does allow for this possibility. I like to hear debate on the issue. But this is not one of those doctrines essential for salvation.
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