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Actually, Milo, I am making a molehill out of your mountain.

The original gospel writers refrained from inventing a childhood, youth or early manhood for JC because it was not necessary to their central drama of a dying/reborn sun-god. But as we know, the story grew with the telling, particularly as the decades passed and the promised redeemer and judge failed to reappear. The re-writer of the Gospel of Mark, revising his text sometime between 140 and 150 AD, introduces the name of the city only once in chapter one with these words:

"And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee ..." – Mark I, 9.


From then on the name is almost forgotten. We may reasonably suspect that all four references in Mark are a later interpolation.

We can trace the subsequent elevation of Nazareth in the Gospel of Luke. Luke is the writer who emphasizes JC's ties to 'Nazareth.' Luke is the writer who goes out of his way to demonstrate an anti-Capernaum stance. Scholars have concluded Luke was not a Jew himself because of his 'glaring errors in things Jewish'. He also makes mistakes in his geography. He knows little about the place and in his mini-drama describes an impossible incident:

" ... and brought him to the precipice of the mountain that their city was built upon." – Luke 4.29.


Nazareth, in fact, is located in a depression, set within gentle hills. The whole region is characterized by plains and mild rises with no sharp peaks or steep cliffs. The terrain is correctly understood as a high basin, for in one direction is the much lower Plain of Esdraelon. But there is no disguising Nazareth is built in a valley and not on a mountain. Even the mediaeval town sat below the summit – protected from the wind. Beginning only in 1957, the Jewish suburb called 'Nazerat Illit' ('Upper Nazareth') was built to the top of the hills to the east of the city.




Foreground
(below that pointy building): – supposed location of 1st century 'city' of Nazareth



'Mount of Precipice' (aka 'Lord's Leap')


Perhaps the Multitude might really have threatened to roll JC down the slope?

It would take quite some time to get from the downtown 'synagogue' and scramble to the top of the 'cliff'!


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Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 361 shamanaut 30-May-09 16:38
The work of Acharya S has been debunked 230 Milo 30-May-09 17:13
Obviously Christians are going to Gawf 179 shamanaut 30-May-09 23:14
Obviously Achyara supporters are going to Gawf 204 Milo 31-May-09 00:16
I cant debate with 'Faith' logic. 212 shamanaut 31-May-09 16:15
Re: I cant debate with 'Faith' logic. 189 Milo 31-May-09 16:24
Re: Obviously Christians are going to Gawf 222 David L 02-Jun-09 04:31
Re: Obviously Christians are going to Gawf 215 Milo 02-Jun-09 09:41
Re: Obviously Christians are going to Gawf 178 David L 03-Jun-09 04:48
Everyone on this forum has different beliefs to the next poster anyway 197 Milo 03-Jun-09 09:50
Re: The work of Acharya S has been debunked 202 David Campbell 31-May-09 01:02
Nazareth - Archeological Evidence 246 Milo 31-May-09 01:10
Re: Nazareth - Archeological Evidence 172 David Campbell 31-May-09 02:02
Re: Nazareth - Archeological Evidence 189 Milo 31-May-09 02:23
Re: Nazareth - Archeological Evidence 177 Eddie Larry 31-May-09 03:06
Re: Nazareth - Archeological Evidence 189 Milo 31-May-09 03:18
Re: Nazareth - Archeological Evidence 182 Eddie Larry 31-May-09 03:33
Re: Nazareth - Archeological Evidence 182 Milo 31-May-09 03:47
Re: Nazareth - Archeological Evidence 187 David Campbell 31-May-09 04:44
Plagiarism 206 Milo 31-May-09 11:12
Re: Plagiarism 187 David Campbell 31-May-09 17:14
Re: Plagiarism 207 Milo 31-May-09 17:31
Re: Plagiarism 227 Lee McGiffen 03-Jun-09 14:08
Re: Plagiarism 159 Milo 03-Jun-09 21:48
Re: Plagiarism 201 Lee McGiffen 04-Jun-09 02:29
Re: Plagiarism 210 Milo 04-Jun-09 02:34
Demons 191 Milo 04-Jun-09 02:40
Re: Demons 160 Lee McGiffen 04-Jun-09 02:50
Re: Demons 190 Milo 04-Jun-09 03:03
Re: Plagiarism 190 Milo 04-Jun-09 03:07
Re: Plagiarism 168 Lee McGiffen 04-Jun-09 05:23
Re: Plagiarism 189 Milo 04-Jun-09 12:14
Re: Plagiarism 207 Lee McGiffen 04-Jun-09 12:30
Re: Plagiarism 183 Milo 04-Jun-09 12:35
Re: The work of Acharya S has been debunked 186 papalou 03-Jun-09 23:03
Re: The work of Acharya S has been debunked 192 Milo 03-Jun-09 23:09
Re: The work of Acharya S has been debunked 219 papalou 04-Jun-09 18:01
Re: The work of Acharya S has been debunked 170 Milo 04-Jun-09 18:57
Re: The work of Acharya S has been debunked 169 martinpescatore 04-Jun-09 19:06
Re: The work of Acharya S has been debunked 176 papalou 07-Jun-09 22:40
Re: The work of Acharya S has been debunked 171 Milo 08-Jun-09 04:41
Re: The work of Acharya S has been debunked 190 martinpescatore 08-Jun-09 08:25
Re: The work of Acharya S has been debunked 210 Milo 08-Jun-09 12:42
Re: The work of Acharya S has been debunked 160 martinpescatore 08-Jun-09 13:49
Re: The work of Acharya S has been debunked 231 Milo 08-Jun-09 13:53
Re: The work of Acharya S has been debunked 208 martinpescatore 08-Jun-09 14:44
Re: The work of Acharya S has been debunked 189 Milo 08-Jun-09 14:52
Re: The work of Acharya S has been debunked 204 martinpescatore 08-Jun-09 15:23
Re: The work of Acharya S has been debunked 222 Milo 08-Jun-09 15:32
Re: The work of Acharya S has been debunked 179 martinpescatore 08-Jun-09 16:14
Re: The work of Acharya S has been debunked 185 Milo 08-Jun-09 16:21
Re: The work of Acharya S has been debunked 145 martinpescatore 08-Jun-09 16:31
Re: The work of Acharya S has been debunked 171 Milo 08-Jun-09 16:34
Re: The work of Acharya S has been debunked 185 papalou 09-Jun-09 04:13
Re: The work of Acharya S has been debunked 173 Milo 09-Jun-09 05:18
Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 204 David Campbell 31-May-09 00:42
The Underlying Agenda 177 Milo 31-May-09 01:03
Re: The Underlying Agenda 215 David Campbell 31-May-09 01:18
Re: The Underlying Agenda 194 Milo 31-May-09 01:27
O wunden, wundenwoller heilige Speer! 162 Milo 31-May-09 01:48
Re: O wunden, wundenwoller heilige Speer! 189 David Campbell 31-May-09 02:41
Re: O wunden, wundenwoller heilige Speer! 154 Milo 31-May-09 02:44
Herodias, Magdalen and Prakriti 189 Milo 31-May-09 02:52
Re: Herodias, Magdalen and Prakriti 157 David Campbell 31-May-09 03:58
Re: Herodias, Magdalen and Prakriti 215 Milo 31-May-09 04:11
Re: Herodias, Magdalen and Prakriti 210 David Campbell 31-May-09 04:22
Re: Herodias, Magdalen and Prakriti 193 Milo 31-May-09 04:31
Re: Herodias, Magdalen and Prakriti 216 Milo 31-May-09 04:34
Re: The Underlying Agenda 204 David Campbell 31-May-09 02:28
Re: The Underlying Agenda 199 Milo 31-May-09 02:40
Re: The Underlying Agenda 185 David Campbell 31-May-09 03:03
Re: The Underlying Agenda 208 Milo 31-May-09 03:20
Re: The Underlying Agenda 187 David Campbell 31-May-09 04:11
Re: The Underlying Agenda 226 Milo 31-May-09 04:29
Re: The Underlying Agenda 181 The Kwuda 01-Jun-09 17:43
Re: The Underlying Agenda 189 Milo 01-Jun-09 19:14
Re: The Underlying Agenda 183 The Kwuda 02-Jun-09 10:55
Re: The Underlying Agenda 174 Milo 02-Jun-09 11:09
Re: The Underlying Agenda 172 The Kwuda 02-Jun-09 11:40
Re: The Underlying Agenda 221 Milo 02-Jun-09 13:41
Re: The Underlying Agenda 158 The Kwuda 02-Jun-09 11:51
Re: The Underlying Agenda 216 Milo 02-Jun-09 13:42
Re: The Underlying Agenda 197 The Kwuda 02-Jun-09 17:16
Re: The Underlying Agenda 180 Milo 02-Jun-09 22:04
Re: The Underlying Agenda 217 shamanaut 31-May-09 16:47
source of my quote 188 shamanaut 31-May-09 16:48
Re: source of my quote 201 Milo 31-May-09 17:27
Re: source of my quote 191 Milo 31-May-09 17:40
Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 193 Raja 01-Jun-09 21:25
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 209 Raja 01-Jun-09 21:30
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 202 R and M 02-Jun-09 09:18
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 198 The Kwuda 02-Jun-09 11:04
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 174 The Kwuda 02-Jun-09 17:45
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 214 R and M 03-Jun-09 04:28
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 173 The Kwuda 04-Jun-09 06:39
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 211 Milo 04-Jun-09 10:35
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 165 The Kwuda 05-Jun-09 23:31
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 200 Milo 05-Jun-09 23:34
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 178 The Kwuda 05-Jun-09 23:37
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 207 Milo 05-Jun-09 23:37
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 180 The Kwuda 05-Jun-09 23:40
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 184 Milo 05-Jun-09 23:43
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 163 The Kwuda 05-Jun-09 23:46
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 218 Milo 05-Jun-09 23:47
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 193 The Kwuda 05-Jun-09 23:43
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 167 Milo 05-Jun-09 23:44
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 193 The Kwuda 05-Jun-09 23:39
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 192 Milo 05-Jun-09 23:41
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 180 The Kwuda 05-Jun-09 23:44
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 169 Milo 05-Jun-09 23:45
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 178 The Kwuda 05-Jun-09 23:47
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 168 Milo 05-Jun-09 23:48
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 190 The Kwuda 05-Jun-09 23:50
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 186 Milo 05-Jun-09 23:51
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 179 The Kwuda 05-Jun-09 23:53
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 180 Milo 05-Jun-09 23:53
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 184 The Kwuda 05-Jun-09 23:51
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 157 Milo 05-Jun-09 23:53
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 165 The Kwuda 05-Jun-09 23:55
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 200 Milo 05-Jun-09 23:56
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 193 The Kwuda 05-Jun-09 23:58
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 188 Milo 06-Jun-09 00:02
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 184 The Kwuda 06-Jun-09 00:01
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 228 Milo 06-Jun-09 00:03
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 161 The Kwuda 06-Jun-09 00:06
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 179 Milo 06-Jun-09 00:09
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 153 The Kwuda 06-Jun-09 00:13
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 197 Milo 06-Jun-09 00:28
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 208 R and M 04-Jun-09 10:49
The two seeds of Genesis 3 169 Milo 04-Jun-09 11:39
Re: The two seeds of Genesis 3 178 R and M 05-Jun-09 05:47
Re: The two seeds of Genesis 3 188 Milo 05-Jun-09 10:21
Re: The two seeds of Genesis 3 209 R and M 05-Jun-09 13:29
Re: The two seeds of Genesis 3 185 ariston 05-Jun-09 13:41
Re: The two seeds of Genesis 3 165 Milo 05-Jun-09 14:14
correction... 165 Milo 05-Jun-09 14:16
Re: correction... 160 ariston 05-Jun-09 14:39
Ying and Yang is a flawed philosophy 214 Milo 05-Jun-09 15:01
correction... 179 Milo 05-Jun-09 15:45
Re: correction... 167 ariston 05-Jun-09 18:16
Re: correction... 204 Milo 05-Jun-09 22:30
Re: correction... 211 ariston 06-Jun-09 02:19
Re: correction... 188 Milo 06-Jun-09 03:00
Re: correction... 156 ariston 06-Jun-09 04:12
Re: correction... 182 Milo 06-Jun-09 04:23
Re: correction... 187 Eddie Larry 07-Jun-09 15:23
Re: correction... 187 Milo 07-Jun-09 17:42
Re: correction... 218 Eddie Larry 09-Jun-09 02:50
Re: correction... 202 Milo 09-Jun-09 05:19
Re: correction... 151 Eddie Larry 10-Jun-09 00:50
Re: correction... 197 Milo 10-Jun-09 05:02
Re: Ying and Yang is a flawed philosophy 193 papalou 07-Jun-09 22:53
Re: Ying and Yang is a flawed philosophy 184 papalou 07-Jun-09 23:15
Re: Ying and Yang is a flawed philosophy 199 Milo 08-Jun-09 04:45
Re: Ying and Yang is a flawed philosophy 229 papalou 07-Jun-09 23:24
Re: Ying and Yang is a flawed philosophy 179 Milo 08-Jun-09 04:48
Re: Ying and Yang is a flawed philosophy 182 papalou 09-Jun-09 04:18
Re: Ying and Yang is a flawed philosophy 212 Milo 09-Jun-09 05:20
Re: Ying and Yang is a flawed philosophy 155 Milo 08-Jun-09 04:44
Re: The two seeds of Genesis 3 202 R and M 06-Jun-09 07:54
ABC 215 Milo 06-Jun-09 12:36
Re: the end 217 R and M 07-Jun-09 10:12
Re: the end 185 Milo 07-Jun-09 11:20
Re: the end 170 R and M 08-Jun-09 07:15
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 200 The Kwuda 02-Jun-09 11:00
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 205 Milo 02-Jun-09 11:10
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 179 The Kwuda 02-Jun-09 11:37
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 190 The Kwuda 02-Jun-09 11:43
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 157 Milo 02-Jun-09 13:44
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 192 Milo 02-Jun-09 13:43
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 157 The Kwuda 02-Jun-09 17:51
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 192 shamanaut 03-Jun-09 17:07
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 180 Milo 03-Jun-09 21:50
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 178 Raja 04-Jun-09 07:14
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 241 Aine 04-Jun-09 15:59
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 192 Milo 04-Jun-09 19:07
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 263 Aine 04-Jun-09 19:51
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 207 Milo 04-Jun-09 20:31
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 158 martinpescatore 04-Jun-09 21:20
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 148 Milo 04-Jun-09 21:26
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 199 martinpescatore 05-Jun-09 06:18
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 218 Milo 05-Jun-09 10:22
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 204 martinpescatore 05-Jun-09 20:16
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 161 Raja 05-Jun-09 21:10
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 197 carolb 04-Jun-09 20:19
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 200 Milo 04-Jun-09 20:35
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 209 carolb 04-Jun-09 21:23
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 147 Milo 04-Jun-09 21:30
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 216 carolb 04-Jun-09 22:44
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 187 Milo 04-Jun-09 22:51
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 187 carolb 04-Jun-09 22:59
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 146 Milo 04-Jun-09 23:02
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 158 carolb 04-Jun-09 23:14
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 191 Milo 04-Jun-09 23:33
Re: Here's the firebrigade, fire turns to smoke... 186 Milo 04-Jun-09 23:35
Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 199 Tom Hebert 02-Jun-09 18:11
jesus was a man; Jesus was a myth 189 Eddie Larry 03-Jun-09 04:44
Re: jesus was a man; Jesus was a myth 211 Susan Doris 03-Jun-09 08:40
Re: jesus was a man; Jesus was a myth 188 Eddie Larry 04-Jun-09 01:13
Re: jesus was a man; Jesus was a myth 137 Tom Hebert 03-Jun-09 10:31
Re: jesus was a man; Jesus was a myth 180 Eddie Larry 04-Jun-09 03:15
Re: jesus was a man; Jesus was a myth 205 Milo 04-Jun-09 03:16
Jesus was not a myth 189 Milo 04-Jun-09 03:18
Re: jesus was a man; Jesus was a myth 210 Eddie Larry 04-Jun-09 03:49
Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 151 Diomede 04-Jun-09 00:11
For a guy who never existed, he gets a lot of attention on the GHMB 176 David L 04-Jun-09 02:34
Re: For a guy who never existed, he gets a lot of attention on the GHMB 173 Milo 04-Jun-09 02:38
Re: For a guy who never existed, he gets a lot of attention on the GHMB 194 Eddie Larry 04-Jun-09 03:10
Jesus 197 Milo 04-Jun-09 03:14
Diabolical Mimicry 200 Deep1 04-Jun-09 21:11
Re: Diabolical Mimicry 194 Milo 04-Jun-09 21:15
Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 161 Enigcom 05-Jun-09 17:43
Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 151 The Kwuda 05-Jun-09 23:49
Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 196 Milo 05-Jun-09 23:50
Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 159 deeside 06-Jun-09 19:42
Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 209 Milo 06-Jun-09 20:07
Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 204 deeside 06-Jun-09 20:47
Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 224 Milo 06-Jun-09 20:51
Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 214 deeside 06-Jun-09 21:08
Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 174 Milo 06-Jun-09 21:18
Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 203 deeside 06-Jun-09 21:52
Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 175 deeside 07-Jun-09 09:16
Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 197 Milo 07-Jun-09 11:16
Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 199 childinthesun 07-Jun-09 17:02
Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 183 Milo 07-Jun-09 17:44
Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 196 ariston 07-Jun-09 17:52
Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 204 Milo 07-Jun-09 18:05
Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 170 deeside 08-Jun-09 14:46
Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 181 Milo 08-Jun-09 14:57
Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 219 deeside 08-Jun-09 21:32
Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 198 Milo 09-Jun-09 05:21
Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 199 ariston 06-Jun-09 20:52
Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 151 Milo 06-Jun-09 21:25
Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 211 deeside 07-Jun-09 21:24
Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 178 Milo 08-Jun-09 04:49
Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 171 Eddie Larry 09-Jun-09 00:23
jesus was there... 191 shazaman 09-Jun-09 09:54
Re: jesus was there... 194 papalou 11-Jun-09 02:08
Re: jesus was there... 173 Milo 11-Jun-09 08:46
Re: jesus was there... 167 martinpescatore 11-Jun-09 09:38
Re: jesus was there... 181 Milo 11-Jun-09 10:14
Re: jesus was there... 169 Milo 11-Jun-09 10:37
Re: jesus was there... 201 martinpescatore 11-Jun-09 11:32
Re: jesus was there... 226 Milo 11-Jun-09 13:17
Re: jesus was there... 183 martinpescatore 11-Jun-09 19:56
Re: jesus was there... 183 Milo 11-Jun-09 21:44
Re: Was Jesus a Myth? Blog of Acharya S 191 martinpescatore 11-Jun-09 15:36


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