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Maybe Moses really had horns

Discussion in 'Christianity and World Religion' started by cloudyday2, Aug 27, 2015.

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  1. smaneck

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    Why would they be immersed in Persian culture? They were exiled to Iraq by the Babylonians, not Iran. The Persians sent them back home. Now obviously a lot did not go and we do find Jews living in Iran as in the story of Esther and Mordecai, but it would be an exaggeration to say that Jews as a whole were immersed in Persian culture.

    As I indicated earlier most of the influence that can be documented occurs during the Hellenistic period when both Jews and Zoroastrians are being oppressed by the Greeks.

    I disagree. The Tanakh does not indicate that other gods are bad. Jews were told to worship Yahweh because He is the one who brought them out of Egypt and they owe it to Him.
     
  2. ToBeLoved

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    I'm sorry if I'm not impressed by your 5 scholars on the internet that have no faith, nor do they believe, nor are they led by God. I've seen many not smart people with Master's degrees. Sorry. They memorize facts. Take tests. Get degrees.

    They have time, not talent.
     
  3. smaneck

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    If you don't want to post here, feel free not to, but your personal attacks are unwarranted. If what I'm saying is false, how come I'm the one who can produce biblical evidence of what I'm saying and you can't?
     
  4. ToBeLoved

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    Did they teach you that while you were getting your degree? So now you understand religion, because two faiths were in exile together? You don't know Jack. The Bible outlines exactly how much they mixed with that culture. They did not. Jews don't mix with Christians. Islam does not mix with either. See how that goes? Religion when you believe in ONE GOD, does not mix.
     
  5. smaneck

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    I have a PhD for your information. I mentioned getting my Master's degree only because that is where I got to personally know Dr. William Dever and his work. As for Dr. Dever's faith, I don't know how that is relevant but he began his work as a Christian but by the time I knew him he had converted to Judaism. I have heard he is now agnostic. I believe those changes were likely the result of what he found as a biblical archaeologist. And archaeologists, incidentally, don't memorize facts, and take tests. They dig stuff up and then analyze them. Unlike historians like myself they have to be good with their hands as well as their heads. Every stick of furniture in Dr. Dever's house he had made with his own hands.
    A truly amazing man. I'm sorry you have such a need to defame in order to preserve your faith. Faith shouldn't be based on that kind of fear.
     
  6. smaneck

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    The Persians weren't in exile, they were simply conquered by Alexander the Great. Before that Israel was ruled by Persians but the Jews did not resent their rule because they were not oppressed like they had been under the Babylonians and the Assyrians.

    I can see you don't mix with Jews or Muslims, but you probably should let these other religions speak for themselves. I believe in one God and my religion tells me to consort with the followers of all religions.
     
  7. smaneck

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    I don't know about worshiping them, but they certainly expect us to serve them.
     
  8. smaneck

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    Obviously you don't see, because I'm not an atheist.



    Obviously you don't understand scholarship either. Scholars don't 'believe' hypothesis they make them. Afterwards they test them to determine whether they are true or not.

    That part is correct at least.

    I guess you don't understand biblical archaeology if you think that. Archaeologist investigate. They go on digs, not listen to lectures. Your problem is they don't listen to sermons either.
     
  9. FreeinChrist

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  10. .Mikha'el.

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    [​IMG] ON!

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