Posted: Oct 20, 2016 11:46 pm
by duvduv
I was just reading an interesting article about the Galilee. The article attempts at recreating the supposed world of the NT Jesus. But not a single time does it attempt to identify a SINGLE archeological site corroborating anything in the New Testament texts. Not in Tiberias, not in Sephoris, not in Bethsaida, not in Nazareth, not in Capernaum, not anywhere around the Sea of Galilee. All it does is try to reconstruct the stories in the NT with allusions brought from scenery in the area.

Doesn't it bother anyone that this is what is going on?? Furthermore, doesn't it tell you that the the Josephus story arc gets injected into NT texts simply because the same Roman authors who were developing the new religion in the 4th century also created the world described in their book by one Josephus, who just coincidentally has a name similar to EUSEBIUS?! If this is a wrong view, then HOW LONG is it going to take for archeologists to come with something definitive besides the hoopla associated with that silly little box that is associated with the Hebrew name of the brother of the NT Jesus figure discovered in Jerusalem.

Scholars are happy with references to finds from "Jesus's time." But are unfazed that nothing in the Galilee has been found associated with this new religion that allegedly emerged in the first century. They are also too excited about the discovery of a synagogue in Capernaum "where Jesus probably preached." They call this kind of work scholarly and scientific? Especially since it is admitted that they are not SURE it was a synagogue or even a public building! In any event guesses are that the "Peter house" was from the 4th or 5th century.