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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 7164 Pete Vanderzwet 25-May-15 05:54
Re: The Historical Jesus 1257 deeside1 26-May-15 20:09
Re: The Historical Jesus 1017 Pete Vanderzwet 02-Jun-15 23:02
Re: The Historical Jesus 1000 deeside1 03-Jun-15 17:58
Re: The Historical Jesus 1031 Pete Vanderzwet 25-Jun-15 16:46
Re: The Historical Jesus 939 drrayeye 17-Jun-15 19:55
Re: The Historical Jesus 939 deeside1 19-Jun-15 09:31
Re: The Historical Jesus 900 drrayeye 26-Jun-15 00:12
Re: The Historical Jesus 1039 Yourconscience 05-Mar-16 16:45
Re: The Historical Jesus 828 bsbray 06-Mar-16 07:49
Re: The Historical Jesus 756 Yourconscience 06-Mar-16 15:44
Re: The Historical Jesus 754 bsbray 06-Mar-16 18:59
Re: The Historical Jesus 841 Eddie Larry 07-Mar-16 00:10
Re: The Historical Jesus 829 Vanya 07-Mar-16 17:52
Re: The Historical Jesus 709 Vanya 07-Mar-16 19:32
Re: The Historical Jesus 923 Yourconscience 08-Mar-16 15:48
Re: The Historical Jesus 690 Vanya 08-Mar-16 18:08
An alternative analysis 790 drrayeye 09-Mar-16 21:13
Re: An alternative analysis 807 Yourconscience 10-Mar-16 19:13
Re: The Historical Jesus 870 grangram 02-Jul-15 16:14
Re: The Historical Jesus 744 deeside1 03-Jul-15 10:37
Re: The Historical Jesus 987 grangram 05-Jul-15 06:43
Re: The Historical Jesus 979 gulsbo 15-Feb-16 19:15
Re: The Historical Jesus 733 grangram 02-Mar-16 12:25
Re: The Historical Jesus 762 BRN4327 25-Mar-17 11:01
Astrotheology? 897 bsbray 02-Mar-16 19:34
Re: Astrotheology? 745 drrayeye 06-Mar-16 15:38
Re: Astrotheology? 786 bsbray 06-Mar-16 19:06
Re: Astrotheology? 726 drrayeye 10-Mar-16 03:28
Re: Astrotheology? 720 bsbray 10-Mar-16 05:13
Re: Astrotheology? 698 drrayeye 10-Mar-16 06:49
Re: Astrotheology? 701 bsbray 10-Mar-16 21:17
Re: Astrotheology? 767 drrayeye 10-Mar-16 21:52
Re: Astrotheology? 806 bsbray 10-Mar-16 23:57
Re: Astrotheology? 784 drrayeye 11-Mar-16 01:50
Re: Astrotheology? 765 OCaptain 30-Mar-16 01:43
Re: Astrotheology? 754 OCaptain 30-Mar-16 01:38
Re: Astrotheology? 924 bsbray 15-Apr-16 00:33
Re: Astrotheology? 752 BRN4327 22-Apr-17 09:52
Settled science IMO 946 David L 11-May-16 13:09
Re: Mithras and Jesus 462 muppedo 28-Jul-17 23:42
Re: Mithras and Jesus 571 Eddie Larry 29-Jul-17 00:12
Re: Mithras and Jesus 560 muppedo 29-Jul-17 23:26
Re: Mithras and Jesus 526 eyeofhorus33 11-Aug-17 16:17
Re: Mithras and Jesus 915 muppedo 13-Aug-17 23:19


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