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What’s the Difference between Individuals in Luke 17:34-35? Why were Two Seized and Two Let Go?

These two verses have puzzled both casual Bible readers and serious Bible scholars for centuries. Because of how the passage was edited and amended, we’re supposed to believe that it refers to the last judgment, ang God is the judge. … Continue reading

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A List of Posts on the Trial of the Gay Jew Jesus

This is a list of what I have published on the trial of the Gay Jew Jesus. Quest for the Historical Jesus, or Discovery of an Unknown Trial? What are “Zakkai’s Formularies”? ySanhedrin 7:5 Massekhet Semahot 8:7 Mishnah Sanhedrin 1:2 … Continue reading

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“Jesus was a Gay Jew. Evidence Please.”

Recently someone left a simple, reasonable FB comment: “Jesus was a gay Jew. Evidence please.” In this post I am providing that evidence in one place. I will provide a brief introduction, as brief as possible. The evidence I found … Continue reading

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The Guilty Species

Christendom did not invent irrational guilt. I have my ideas about it’s evolutionary survival value, but our species is “the guilty species.” Every successful ideology has embedded within it some element of guilt. Any elements of “what we owe to … Continue reading

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ySanhedrin 7.5

The following passage is from the Talmud, and is attributed to Yohanan b. Zakkai. ___________________________ And so too, if a woman approaches any beast and lies with it, you shall kill the woman and the beast, they shall be put … Continue reading

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What Are “Zakkai’s Formularies”?

Zakkai’s Formularies are three legal documents that were used by Yohanan b. Zakkai to prosecute certain members of gay and lesbian couples in first-century Galilee. One particular trial was in the court of Philip the Tetrarch. Zakkai’s Formularies consist of … Continue reading

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Believing in Hell

Before Xanax and Valium, before 12 years of compulsory desk-sitting, before stun guns, before “delayed gratification” awareness, scaring some primates into behaving with the threat of hell was an effective, if imperfect, herd management tool.

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Quest for the Historical Jesus, OR Discovery of the Unknown Trial

Someone wrote that I was on the classic Quest for the Historical Jesus, and that my theory was based solely on the hazy meaning of Luke 17:34-35. He was not yet aware of some key facts about the Bethsaida Trial … Continue reading

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Massekhet Semahot 8.7

The dorshe hamurot used to say, You shall surely destroy all the places where the nations whom thou shall dispossess served their gods, upon the high mountains and upon the hills, and under every green tree; you shall tear down … Continue reading

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Mishnah Sanhedrin 1:2

Mishnah Sanhedrin 1:2 Antigonus the Prince asked Rabban Yoḥanan ben Zakkai, “The ox will be stoned and the master also die (Ex. 21:29). Why?”He said to him, “The accomplice of a thief is like a thief.”When he went out, the … Continue reading

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