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Old 06-24-2001, 10:33 AM   #11
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by rodahi:
Do you really think Cain and Abel were more than fictional characters in ancient Hebrew mythology?

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Oh by the way, NO!!! i don't think they were anything more than fictional characters, that was my whole point, i wanted a CHRISTIAN to explain it to me.

-ISHI TIBB
 
Old 06-24-2001, 11:57 AM   #12
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Ishi, every generation more and more people inhabit the Earth. That is a fact.
If you run that in reverse, long enough, you will end up with 2 people or less. Those two real people would most likely have a name.
What's wrong with the names Cain and Able?
 
Old 06-24-2001, 11:59 AM   #13
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Lance, I'm pretty sure you meant Eve.
 
Old 06-24-2001, 03:12 PM   #14
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well, it seems to me the story of cain and abel would have more validity to it if they were symbolic of something, perhaps two neighboring nations, at war with each other.
the bible would probably have good info if everyone stopped being rediculous and looked at if from a symbolic point of view, not a literal point of view. What's wrong with opening your mind?

-ISHI TIBB
 
Old 06-24-2001, 06:15 PM   #15
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Les Benton:
Offa, I'm interested in Jesus's childhood (until age 14)too. I believe that history will eventually reveal Jesus as the birth son of Augustus Caesar. What do you think. I believe that Jesus was taken to Egypt by his mother Cleopatra. Augustus Julias Caesar Octavian changed Cleo's name to Mary when he married her. One of several things happened; Either history is mixed up, and it was Augustus that married Cleo. Or Julias Caesar the elder married Cleo, making Gaius and Jesus one and the same. </font>
No, I said 12 year rule, not 14. No, if you want to say that Josephus wrote the gospels, no, he did not. Cleopatra died in 31 b.c.e. and Jesus died in about A.D. 70. They have no connectivity. It is interesting though, that if Cleopatra would have become Mrs. Caesar she would have been "Queen of the world" and Christianity would never have happened.

thanks, offa

 
 

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