Posted: Jul 10, 2022 6:53 pm
by dejuror
Based on the evidence I have seen so far the writer called Paul in the NT is a product of fiction and forgeries invented extremely late, possibly the late 3rd century or early 4th century.
It is claimed that absence of historical evidence for the NT writer called Paul does not mean he did not exist however such a claim is really useless since absence of historical evidence for Paul does not mean he existed.

In fact, if Paul did not exist there will not/never be any historical evidence of his existence.

All fictitious characters have no historical evidence.

Absence of historical evidence for Paul supports the argument that he did not exist.

It is also very important to note that the NT writer called Paul made claims in the so-called Epistles that appear to expose his fictional accounts.

There multiple historical problems for the NT writer called Paul.

1. There is no historical evidence for NT Paul, the Pharisee of the tribe of Benjamin.
2. The acquaintances of NT Paul have no historical evidence.
3. Writings which mention Paul have been deemed to be forgeries.
4. The NT Epistles under the name of Paul do not have any historical markers.
5. Events in the Epistles, like the persecution by Paul, have no historical evidence.
6. Many Christian writers make no mention of NT Paul and the so-called Pauline Epistles.
7. NT writings do not corroborate claims by NT Paul.

Examine the Epistle to the Galatians.

Galatians 1.
13 For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it

When did the Pauline persecution happen?

There is no historical support for the persecution of any cult of Jews who worshiped a man called Jesus as a resurrected son of God in any writing of those who wrote about events in Judea from the time of Tiberius to the end of the 1st century.

Examine all the so-called Pauline Epistles-- there is no historical information about the supposed persecution of the Church--none.
Look at Galatians 1.15-16. Again there is no historical data for God's revelation of Jesus to the Pauline writer.

Galatians 1.15
But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,

16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood

In order to derive when the epistle to the Galatians was written then it would be essential to know when God revealed his Son to NT Paul. There is nothing.

Look at Galatians 1.17-19

Galatians 1
17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.

18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.

19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.

When did NT Paul go to Arabia? How long was NT Paul in Arabia?
Who were the apostles Peter and James the Lord's brother?
Are there any historical references to the apostles Peter and James the Lord's brother?

The stories of persecution, revelation and traveling to Arabia, Damascus and Jerusalem in the Epistle to the Galatians are without historical evidence and also without corroboration by Christian writings in and out the NT.