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The fact that certain myths and symbols predate Christianity (or Judaism) is an interesting but oversimplified way to look at the question of historicity.

I believe you have misunderstood my argument. When I said "the astrotheological elements are already present in the earliest documents," I am talking strictly about the New Testament, not writings from other cultures.

In other words, I would like you find the earliest New Testament manuscripts you possibly can, and you will find that all of the astrotheological symbolism is already in those documents. So claiming that this symbolism developed over time in Christianity is actually the argument that is speculative and without evidence, because there are literally no early manuscripts where the astrotheological elements are not already present. Those elements are actually central to the gospel narrative. The gospel would not be the same without them.

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The Historical Jesus 6893 Pete Vanderzwet 25-May-15 05:54
Re: The Historical Jesus 1152 deeside1 26-May-15 20:09
Re: The Historical Jesus 921 Pete Vanderzwet 02-Jun-15 23:02
Re: The Historical Jesus 905 deeside1 03-Jun-15 17:58
Re: The Historical Jesus 914 Pete Vanderzwet 25-Jun-15 16:46
Re: The Historical Jesus 832 drrayeye 17-Jun-15 19:55
Re: The Historical Jesus 841 deeside1 19-Jun-15 09:31
Re: The Historical Jesus 796 drrayeye 26-Jun-15 00:12
Re: The Historical Jesus 905 Yourconscience 05-Mar-16 16:45
Re: The Historical Jesus 739 bsbray 06-Mar-16 07:49
Re: The Historical Jesus 655 Yourconscience 06-Mar-16 15:44
Re: The Historical Jesus 660 bsbray 06-Mar-16 18:59
Re: The Historical Jesus 749 Eddie Larry 07-Mar-16 00:10
Re: The Historical Jesus 719 Vanya 07-Mar-16 17:52
Re: The Historical Jesus 609 Vanya 07-Mar-16 19:32
Re: The Historical Jesus 807 Yourconscience 08-Mar-16 15:48
Re: The Historical Jesus 589 Vanya 08-Mar-16 18:08
An alternative analysis 693 drrayeye 09-Mar-16 21:13
Re: An alternative analysis 688 Yourconscience 10-Mar-16 19:13
Re: The Historical Jesus 770 grangram 02-Jul-15 16:14
Re: The Historical Jesus 662 deeside1 03-Jul-15 10:37
Re: The Historical Jesus 886 grangram 05-Jul-15 06:43
Re: The Historical Jesus 889 gulsbo 15-Feb-16 19:15
Re: The Historical Jesus 638 grangram 02-Mar-16 12:25
Re: The Historical Jesus 642 BRN4327 25-Mar-17 11:01
Astrotheology? 808 bsbray 02-Mar-16 19:34
Re: Astrotheology? 638 drrayeye 06-Mar-16 15:38
Re: Astrotheology? 680 bsbray 06-Mar-16 19:06
Re: Astrotheology? 636 drrayeye 10-Mar-16 03:28
Re: Astrotheology? 629 bsbray 10-Mar-16 05:13
Re: Astrotheology? 611 drrayeye 10-Mar-16 06:49
Re: Astrotheology? 597 bsbray 10-Mar-16 21:17
Re: Astrotheology? 662 drrayeye 10-Mar-16 21:52
Re: Astrotheology? 714 bsbray 10-Mar-16 23:57
Re: Astrotheology? 699 drrayeye 11-Mar-16 01:50
Re: Astrotheology? 672 OCaptain 30-Mar-16 01:43
Re: Astrotheology? 659 OCaptain 30-Mar-16 01:38
Re: Astrotheology? 814 bsbray 15-Apr-16 00:33
Re: Astrotheology? 643 BRN4327 22-Apr-17 09:52
Settled science IMO 828 David L 11-May-16 13:09
Re: Mithras and Jesus 350 muppedo 28-Jul-17 23:42
Re: Mithras and Jesus 457 Eddie Larry 29-Jul-17 00:12
Re: Mithras and Jesus 445 muppedo 29-Jul-17 23:26
Re: Mithras and Jesus 424 eyeofhorus33 11-Aug-17 16:17
Re: Mithras and Jesus 759 muppedo 13-Aug-17 23:19


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