Posts Tagged by Eusebius

Why I believe the Testimonium Flavianum is not a forgery or interpolation

The Testimonium Flavianum is a famous- or infamous- passage from Josephus that on its face appears to corroborate the existence of Jesus in a non-Christian ancient source. The TF was accepted as genuine for centuries until the Rationalists got a hold of it. The assertion that it is a complete forgery is common and if hyper-skeptics could get away with it, that’s where they’d leave it. Unfortunately, this is difficult, and the consensus is that it is an interpolation, and as such provides, minimally, evidence of Jesus’ existence.

If that is the consensus it may be a surprise to hear someone (me) suggesting that it is neither forgery nor interpolation, but rather genuine and authentic. As I am a real free thinker, those who know me I don’t think are surprised at all. :)

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Short Story: Chronos and Old Facts

Chronos and Old Facts A short story by Anthony Horvath COPYRIGHT, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED The sign on the door read “Bureau for Decommissioned Facts.” I pushed the door open gingerly, almost sheepishly. My quest to find this heretofore unknown department of the Universal University was not merely a recent one, but one that was given […]

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The Growth of the Early Church: A Testimony Believed. Martyrs for what they saw not what they believed.

The Growth of the Early Church: A Testimony Believed. This essay was written in response to challenges to demonstrate that the early Christians died because of their testimony, and their unwillingness to reject their testimony. In other words, they believed that they had actually seen certain events, and chose to die rather than deny what […]

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