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Thu Aug 12 20:37:57 MDT 2010
On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 10:23 PM, Shane Mage <shmage at pipeline.com> wrote:
The Mount of Olives is not the countryside. Its the middle of Jerusalem.
Which Jerusalem? It was, in any case, outside the walls of the Old City as
it existed in the first century.
> It wasn't a legion, it was a cohort.
Point taken, but ...
I may respond to this further in the morning. For the time being, my opinion
is that treating mythology (in the best sense) as if it were merely history,
peering through loopholes in the hopes of uncovering some subterfuge, is
unlikely to be a productive approach. Of course you may be able to piece
together factual points in a pattern more rational than the dominant
narrative, but so what? It's on a par with bickering over the incompatible
creation narratives of Genesis 1 and 2, or Jesus' competing genealogies in
Matthew and Luke - that is to say, rather beside the point.
"Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen
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