I just dropped in to say hi and show off my Judaeans

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Deacon Ray, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Biblical Artifacts Supporter

    Greetings CoinTalk Ancients Forum friends.

    It's been a while since I've posted anything so I thought I'd do so now. Running a church has been rather time consuming but I still browse coins online and update my wish list periodically. I'm still collecting Judaean coins although I have not added anything recently. I've sold off many of my non-Judaean coins so that I can concentrate on the areas that are of intense interest which is anything with a David Hendin classification number.


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  3. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Great presentation as usual my friend. It is very good to see you post again.
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  4. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Profound presentation........
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  5. Nonnus

    Nonnus New Member

    Doing the Lord's work
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  6. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Alleluia Reverend.........
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  7. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    That's gonna get 'struck' in the morning.
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  8. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Coins? Good. Your ministry? No. While I applaud your mission, it has no place here on CT. Convert others in venues outside.......
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  9. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    So Deacon Ray is now Pastor Ray? Congratulations my friend, and may God always bless you as you go about his work on Earth.
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  10. Plumbata

    Plumbata Well-Known Member

    Awesome digital display, I had been wondering where you went so it's good to see that you're still at it, hopefully narrowing your focus proves fruitful and satisfying!

    I was wondering why you mix BC/BCE and CE/AD? Apparently dabbling with the secular notations to avoid naming the Lord won't appease rabblerousers like green18 so you should just go all in!
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  11. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    I think BCE and CE should be used, and I'm a believer. Simply put, it makes more sense anyway as we now know that Jesus was never born on 1CE, but probably around 4-8 BCE.

    I should also add that BCE and CE have been around since the 18th Century, but never gained wide popularity until recent times. But there were historians and others using those terms long ago...and society did not collapse because of it. At any rate, BCE, and CE, are now the accepted ways to list dates amongst history professionals, and just like you wouldn't use outdated jargon in any other field, why not use the current accepted jargon in this academic field?

    Besides, you think God really cares whether you use BCE or BC, or CE instead of AD? Man invented both labels (they are nowhere in any religious text), so they belong to the world of man, and not the supernatural or religious realm.
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  12. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    I'm glad you dropped by! It's good to see you again!
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  13. Theodosius

    Theodosius Unrepentant Fine Style Freak! Supporter

    Glad to hear you are doing well!

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  14. Plumbata

    Plumbata Well-Known Member

    I grew up using BC/AD and am not a believer but will stubbornly continue to do so. It's a long standing cultural convention that I'm not about to surrender Edited Political Discussion That's why not. :p
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  15. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Hear, hear!
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  16. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    Well, considering half the blood pulsing through my veins is of Catalan origin, I definitely have some French ancestry in me. So surrender to the new term came naturally...as much as surrender in general was a natural sport to a good portion of my ancestors. Wouldn't want to let my forefathers down. :rolleyes:
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  17. ValiantKnight

    ValiantKnight I AM the Senate! Supporter

    Great to have you back @Deacon Ray ! Here’s a Christianity-themed Roman coin to help mark your return!

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  18. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

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  19. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    Please do not spoil the effort put in by the thread's author with your political opinions which are not allowed. Jim
  20. Ken Dorney

    Ken Dorney Yea, I'm Cool That Way...

    I've never seen any sense or use for the new terminology. After all its still the same system no matter what you call it. Besides, just what exactly makes it a 'common era'? I am aware of the origins (it was created by a monk and was still based on Christ, no matter what one thinks of that). In modern times it has been appropriated (culturally??) by political correctness, something which I certainly do not adhere to.
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