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Theodoric
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Message 15 of 48 (604282)
02-10-2011 9:18 PM
Reply to: Message 12 by Jon
02-10-2011 4:32 PM


Re: Applying the Art of Lie-detecting to the Resurrection Accounts
Which means he is either copying it from a source that got it from a source, etc. that witnessed the events/fabricated the story; or, he himself has witnessed/fabricated the account.

And if it is just a story then it is just a story. No witnesses of any kind needed eyewitness or not.

Edited by Theodoric, : No reason given.


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Theodoric
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Message 17 of 48 (604411)
02-11-2011 7:08 PM
Reply to: Message 16 by Jon
02-11-2011 5:43 PM


Re: The Material at Hand
In any case of texts this old reporting on traditions that were likely oral before being written down, it is impossible to know whether the author is an eyewitness or just a transcriber/copier of reports available to him. Even when the author claims to have witnessed the event himself, we cannot be sure he actually did, or that his claim of witnessing is not just the result of a direct copy from another text.

Or he just made it all up himself.


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