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1.  APOCRYPHA;     2.  ANALYSIS OLD TESTAMENT;     3.  ANALYSIS NEW TESTAMENT     4.  PHILOSOPHICAL ANALYSIS;      6.  SCIENTIFIC;     7.  HISTORICAL/ARCHAEOLOGICAL;     8.  HISTORICAL CHURCH DOCUMENTS;     9  BIOGRAPHICAL;     10.  NEWS ARTICLES, ATROCITIES, HISTORICAL;     11.  HUMOR/SATIRE;     12.  ON RELIGIONS;     13.  ON RELIGIOUS BELIEF;     14.  DECEPTIONS;     15.  LINKS

 

 

COLUMNS #1, #2, #3

# 1.  site location:  20/2 is site #20, page ID #2.  This is http://skeptically.org/chxbible/id2.html {long address http://jeromekahn123.tripod.com/chxbible/id2.html} List of addresses:  #1enlightenment; #4 http://logicalthreads; #6thinkersonreligion;  #8 oldtestament; #9 spiritualism; # 10 literary;  #15 onreligion; #16 newtestament; #18 againstreligion; # 19 skepticism; #20 chxbible; #22  christianity; #24 bible.  Be sure to end the address with .html.  Exception, the home page must simply be entered as skepticism. bible, etc.

#2. additional information on page:  B= Biographical; C = Commentary; EC = Encyclopedia commentary; G = Graphics; NC No Commentary. {#s direct to second location}

 

#3 page # found in Willis Barnstone; The Other Bible, 1984; Harper & Row, SF.  Still in print, for 19.69 at Amazon.com.  The most complete collection of esoteric text from the Pseudepigrapha, the Dead Sea Scrolls, early Kabbalah, the Nag Hammadi Library, & other sources. 

 

 

 

APOCRYPHA (the 6 sections below):

 

 

 

     1    GOSPELS

 

 

 

The infancy gospel of Thomasfrom Latin text

20./2

C

 

The Infancy gospel of Mathew's

20/9

 

 

The gospel of Thomas

20/4

C

 

 

 

 

 

The gospel of the nativity of Mary

20/13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     2   EPISTLES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     3   ACTS

 

 

 

The acts of Thomas

15/16

C

 

The acts of Saint Barnabas the Apostle

20/11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     4    LETTERS

 

 

 

Septuagint Bibleaccount of its commission

15/17

C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     5  CHRISTIAN OLD & NEW TESTAMENT CHARACTERS

 

 

 

Adam & Eve:  as told by their son Seth

15/19

Y

 

Death of Pilate

15/15 

C

 

Peter versus Simon the Magician

15/3  20/3

C

 

Peter vs. Simon, cont.

15/4

 

 

The history of Joseph the carpenter

20/15

 

 

The death of Pilate

20/1

C

 

Testament of the twelve patriarchs--Ebionite

20/16

NC

 

Story about our Adams apple

20/6

 

 

Hyppolitus:  refutation of all heresies

20/10

 

 

History of Joseph the carpenter

20/15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     6  MISC

 

 

 

Commentary on Gospel of Thomas & Nag Hammad library

20/5

 

 

Simon Magnus & other inspired works

20/3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      7  JEWISH

 

 

 

1 Enoch:  Apoclypse once canon

15/18

C

 

 

1/ 2

 

 

 

1/6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANALYSIS OF OLD TESTAMENT

 

 

 

Old Testament uninspired, the Pentateuch--JK

8/11

 

 

Hebrew mythologyJK

8/10

 

 

Genesis: when the sons of god mated with the daughters of man--JK

8/12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANALYSIS NEW TESTAMENT

 

 

 

History of Christ--JK

1/ 2

 

 

Shorter look at the question of the historical Christ--JK

1/6

 

 

Introduction to the Jesus legend--JK

16/7

 

 

In the gospels Jesus was mortal--JK

16/8

 

 

Mark describes Jesus gay affair--JK & Prof Morton Smith

16/5

 

 

Source of the Jesus legend--JK

16/4

 

 

Catholic theologians skeptical over the historical Christ

16/11

C

 

Fictional Christ--McKinsey

16/6

 

 

New Testament studiesProfessor Wells

16/23

 

 

Earliest Christianity--G.A. Wells, Prof.

16/20

 

 

Old Testament messiah prophecies and the gospels

16/21

 

 

Balanced New Testament analysis

16/14

 

 

The historical reference to Jesus:  a scholarly analysis

16/13

 

 

Textual criticisms of the New Testament--Joseph Lewis

16/17

B

 

Nasty Jesus and stupid advise

16/12

 

 

New Testament:  Sources, transmission, variations & modifications

16/16

 

 

Contradictions:  New & Old Testament

16/19

 

 

Biblical canon:  historical analysis thereof

16/18

 

 

James burial hoax--JK

16/9

 

 

What is wrong with the New Testament tales--Joseph Lewis

20/8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHILOSOPHICAL/ANALYTIC

 

 

 

Why god permits harmvarious explanations--JK

1/ 4

 

 

John Stuart Mill on his father and religion

1/8, 3/10

B  3/21

 

Strangeness of religion--JK

1/13, 4/5

 

 

On dying an atheist

1/11

 

 

Why god prefers skeptics--JK

4/10

 

 

John Stuart Mill, on immortality

6/13

 

 

Bertrand Russell, Is there a god

6/18

 

 

Walther Kaufmann, the faith of a heretic

6/16

 

 

David Hume, the nature of popular religion

6/12

B

 

David Hume, on miracles

18/5

 

 

Thomas Paine, on the Christian doctrine of love

6/11

 

 

Bertrand Russell, on Christianity

6/7

 

 

Charles Van Doren, why I am not a believer

6/10

 

 

Pascals wager:  JK's correct solution--JK

6/6

 

 

*Diderot applies the philosophers tool to Christianity

6/4

B  6/5

 

The soul--Lucretius (from De Rerum Natura)

15/14

B

 

Reasons for the rejection of religion--JK

18/2

 

 

Logical impossibility of divine causeby a philosophy professor

18/4

 

 

The price and practice of symbolic interpretation of the scriptures--JK

18/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LITERARY

 

 

 

*Twain, Letters from earth

10/8

 

 

*Twain:  5 short humorous blasts at religion

10/6

 

 

*Twain, the damned human race

10/9

 

 

Lucians satire on Zeus

10/5

B

 

Lucian, Zeus the pedophile

10/12

 

 

*Browning, The confessional

10/3

 

 

*Diederot, La religieluse (Memoirs of a nun)

10/2

B  6/5

 

*Nietzsche, the antichrist

10/11

 

 

*Masters, two poems on religion

10/13

B

 

Shopping for a religion--JK

10/1

 

 

Poem on Christian religion:  a rant--JK

18/19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCIENTIFIC

 

 

 

Why the physics of everything was not the product of a designer

1/10

 

 

The illusion of the ghost in the machine--JK

9/7

 

 

Creationists failed example against evolutionScientific American

9/5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORICAL/ARCHAEOLOGICAL

 

 

 

Egyptian account of the origins of the Hebrews

1/14

C

NA

Tacitus, on the origin of the Hebrews

6/2  8/8

C

 

Egyptian account of the lepers exodus

8/4

C

 

Sargans birth legend and Moses

8/3

 

 

Not out of Egypt (Prof. Stiebing)

8/5

 

 

Criticisms of Old Testament history

8/6

 

 

More criticisms of Old Testament history (Prof. Thompson)

8/7

 

 

A review of references to Christ outside the bible

24/3

 

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORICAL CHURCH DOCUMENTS

 

 

 

Lactanius:  against Epicuruss blissful gods

15/7

C  B

 

Hyppolitus:  refutation of all heresies

20/10

C

 

Puritan angry god & evil sermon--Jonathan Edwards

22/4

B

 

 

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHICAL

 

 

 

Famous skeptics & atheists

6/14

 

 

Charles Darwin

6/17

 

 

Founding Fathers religious beliefs

6/9

 

 

Einstein the agnostic

6/8

 

 

Denis Diederot, his contribution

6/5

 

 

JK's faith

15/2

 

 

Voltaire:  the incomparable infidel

37/2

 

 

David Hume

37/3

 

 

David Hume: his autobiography & a biography

37/8

 

 

Stephen Jay Gould

37/6

 

 

Lucian:  Roman Satirist

37/1

 

 

Josephus, Historian of the Jews including the period of Jesus

37/9

 

 

Famous non-theists

37/10

 

 

Charles Darwin, his autobiography, its section on religion

37/11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS ARTICLES, ATROCITIES, HISTORICAL

 

 

 

Pedophile catholic priests; Article on nuns--JK

15/9

 

 

Saint Bartholomew Days massacre--JK

15/11

 

 

Hitler the Catholic

18/15

 

 

Martin Luther on the Jews

20/14

 

 

Founded not a Christian nation

22/3

 

 

§Founding Fathers religious beliefs

6/9

 

 

 

 

 

 

HUMOR/SATIRE

 

 

 

Brotherhood of religions--JK

1/9

 

 

Cartoons (the entire collection, almost)

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER RELIGIONS

 

 

 

What historians have deduced about the historical Mohammed

1/3

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON RELIGIOUS BELIEF

 

 

 

Why Christianity succeeded--JK

15/9

 

 

Christian TV propaganda--JK

18/10

 

 

The biblical position on women--McKinsey

18/8

 

 

Christian treatment of women--Hypatia Bradlaugh

18/1

 

 

Doc Laura Old Testament morality

18/3

 

 

Intellectual and emotional reasons to believe--Michael Shermer

18/6

 

 

Viruses of the mind--Richard Dawkins

18/7

 

 

Can science explain events in the bible?

18/9

 

 

Religion/Christian booklist

18/16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECEPTIONS

 

 

 

The Jesus interpolation in Joseph

20/12

 

 

Vatican deed, another forgery

20/7

 

 

 

 

 

 

LINKS

 

 

 

Christian websites

22/2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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