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Old 02-02-2001, 02:24 PM   #1
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Dear Sentinel, I am responding point by point. Yes, obviously, you're point is correct, but the preponderance of evidence is still heavily on my side. The onus is on you to show me an alternative theory with equally good (ie cohesive) evidence--you just dont have it. So if you want to play games with what is 'true' go ahead. All we have to go on (mainly)indirect evidence. If your friend had witnessed the crucifixion and ressurection last week and told you about it, you would say the evidence is weak, because it is secondhand!! You disbelieve anything you haven't seen with your own eyes--to you their is no objectively true history--only interpretation after the fact.
If we assume that by 350AD people still knew the cave's whereabouts and Helena had Constantine build the church on this spot, it is buried beneath the floor of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Then again, you would say that they covered it up because it was not there in the first place!!
Good try!! I didn't say knowledge is bad, you are not reading properly. All bible truth should withstand historical analysis. The gist was that when you use intellectual somersaults to pull apart the best (sometimes obvious) explanation in spite of good evidence for it, it is foolish--and I agree.
I've obviously read a deal more than you have--the best explanations are still the biblical ones, and until you lot come up with more substantial, coherent evidence, I will not be swayed.
You obviously don't even know that the Pharaohs only inscribed important events that were favorable; it was about positive publicity and chest thumping. Yes, daily records (slave food consumption etc.) were meticulous. But do you really think that Egypt, at the height of its power (~1600-1400 BC), would advertise that they couldn't even stop a large group of unarmed Jews from walking away??--you make me laugh.
 
Old 02-02-2001, 03:07 PM   #2
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I'm not sure I understand what relevancy the LOCATION of the tomb has on the HISTORICITY of the existence of Jesus?

It just seems to be an odd, and irrelevant, question.
 
Old 02-02-2001, 03:16 PM   #3
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Exactly, see Sentinels reply to my original post.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Layman:
I'm not sure I understand what relevancy the LOCATION of the tomb has on the HISTORICITY of the existence of Jesus?

It just seems to be an odd, and irrelevant, question.
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Old 02-02-2001, 06:10 PM   #4
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Please see the original thread.
 
 

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