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The Pericope

The Pericope While it’s true that Josephus never mentions Jesus–that the extant references to him have been interpolated, and that except for a few references in the Talmud we have no extra-biblical testimony to his activity, there is a small … Continue reading

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Origin of Ectothermy

Origin of Ectothermy     We should not make too much of the claim that the evolution of endothermy flies in the face of the second law of thermodynamics, when we consider that the evolution of increasingly complex organisms in general does … Continue reading

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Isaac saved, Abraham butchered (by Wikipedia)

Abraham in Wikipedia (August, 2012) “Joseph Blenkinsopp writes that a common view among modern scholars is that the Genesis story of Abraham was not transmitted by oral traditions but originated from literary circles of the 6th and 5th centuries BCE… … Continue reading

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The Case for a Pre-exilic Abrahamic Tradition 1. yalad is used (rather than holid) in the J Abraham genealogies (Gen 22:23, 25:2); yalad (masc.) in the sense of ‘beget’ is clearly pre-exilic (see Jer 30:6[H], where…

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The Case for a …

The Case for a Pre-exilic Abrahamic Tradition 1. yalad is used (rather than holid) in the J Abraham genealogies (Gen 22:23, 25:2); yalad (masc.) in the sense of ‘beget’ is clearly pre-exilic (see Jer 30:6[H], where yalad [masc.] = ‘give … Continue reading

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Free Will 1984

Free Will   A Faithful Copy (except for present format) of a Letter Sent to Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought   Which was “lost” or ignored      3555 South Oakwood Street Salt Lake City, Utah 84109 October 19, 1984   … Continue reading

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 Basica — In …

  Basica — In A Nutshell   D&C 136:37: “… from the days of Adam to Abraham, from Abraham to Moses, from Moses to Jesus and his apostles, and from Jesus and his apostles to Joseph Smith…”   This should … Continue reading

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