Diana Agorio's Blog (6)

Who’s your daddy? The Cuckold Carpenter in Myth, Ritual and Philosophy



My mother-in-law loves to say: “maternity is a matter of fact and paternity is a matter of…

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Added by Diana Agorio on October 20, 2010 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Thus spake not Zarathustra

The notion that Zoroastrian monotheism influenced the Old Testament authors is a very widespread idea. It is an attractive idea because it fits so well with the theory that the Torah was compiled during the Persian period. It is also evident that Jews held the most famous Achaemenid kings, Cyrus and Darius, in high regard and…

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Added by Diana Agorio on October 10, 2010 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Erbil, Kurdistan - "Oldest City in the World" video tour

My "man" just came home from a business trip in Kurdistan. Because he knows that I am obsessed with ancient history, he took lots of pictures and video of the Erbil citadel, one of the oldest cities in the world. I put together some videos on my youtube channel. Here is my favorite:…





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Added by Diana Agorio on October 7, 2010 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Pagan Mythology in the Jesus Story

Here is one example of pagan myth and Babylonian star lore in the New Testament from my book. This excerpt describes the action in Mark chapter 5:





“As Jesus continued his trip in this quadrant of the zodiac, he drove a herd of demon possessed swine into the sea. Jesus and his apostles crossed the sea from Pisces and headed for Gadara (or Gerasa,) deep in the lower left quadrant of the sky chart. They found a man possessed with demons in a graveyard. Jesus casts his legion… Continue

Added by Diana Agorio on October 1, 2010 at 10:16pm — 2 Comments

Opinions about the Bible are like noses: everyone has one

I am often surprised by the heat in discussions about the Bible, even amongst atheists. Questions about myth and history in the Old Testament and Jesus as a historical or mythical character result in people slinging references from their favorite experts, back and forth. I finally formulated an explanation for why everyone is a little wrong and little right in these discussions. No, I will not feed you some…

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Added by Diana Agorio on September 25, 2010 at 10:30pm — 10 Comments

There is something fishy about John



Mythicists (people who claim Jesus is a mythical character) are regularly derided for relying on parallelism for explaining the Jesus story. They compare the Jesus story to myths of other similar pagan gods and find parallels between the tales. Most scholars, who are not mythicists, focus on the Jewish origins of the faith. Yet, the…

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Added by Diana Agorio on September 19, 2010 at 1:46pm — No Comments

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