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“Immature Poets Initiate; Mature Poets Steal”

“Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.” – T.S. Eliot “If all writers are pickpockets, then Shakespeare was an inveterate ‘snapper-up of unconsidered trifles’, like Autolycus in The Winter’s Tale,” writes Robert …

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To Deuterocantical or Not To Deuterocantical

What makes a Biblical work authentic scripture or be seen as apocryphal, deuterocanonical, or outright forgeries? We know that Paul defined authentic scripture [as] given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16). Jerome, the compiler of the …

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Theophilus, the Beloved of God

Theophilus (Greek: θεόφιλος, beloved of God) was the intended audience for the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. Some scholars believe he was an actual person, a lawyer, a Roman official, or even a Jewish High-Priest, and other Biblical scholars believe “the beloved of God” was the …

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Allonymous Authorship

Orthonymous, Homonymous, Anonymous, Pseudonymous, or Allonymous?!? Scholars believe that there are essentially four different ways an author can be attributed to any given work: “orthonymous”, “homonymous”, “anonymous”, and “pseudonymous”. Orthonymous is by far the most common, defined as a work written by the person claiming to have written it. Homonymous …

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Plagiarism or Sermonizing

Many, if not all, critics of The Holy Trilogy Bible, will claim that I have plagiarized The Holy Bible, the works of Josephus, and early Christian writers. But given the nature of theological discourse over the centuries, this argument is rendered moot. Did the authors of the books of the …

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Of Prophecy or Madness

“I hear the voice of God!” Those words have only ever been uttered by prophets or madman. In their own time, every prophet was considered a madman. For every actual prophet, there are countless madmen. For every authentic scripture, there are countless apocrypha. Every believer is but a drop in …

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