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by DCHindley
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul's "thorn in the flesh" in light of Numbers 33:55
Replies: 4
Views: 1368

Re: Paul's "thorn in the flesh" in light of Numbers 33:55

If, as suggested by LXX usage, σκόλοπες is interchangeable with βολίδες, and if the parallel phrases σκόλοπες ἐν τοῖς ὀφθαλμοῖς ὑμῶν [Numbers]/βολίδας ἐν τοῖς ὀφθαλμοῖς ὑμῶν [Joshua] both symbolize the danger of desiring sexual mixing with Gentiles, it is easy--for me at least--to read Paul's σκόλο...
by DCHindley
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul's "thorn in the flesh" in light of Numbers 33:55
Replies: 4
Views: 1368

Re: Paul's "thorn in the flesh" in light of Numbers 33:55

Nice post! That phrase "thorn in my flesh" in 2 Cor has intrigued me for a while. I never tried to look into it really. The way you went at the search is one that I like to use. Compare the GNT citations of Judaean scripture as they are found in the LXX (5 Books of the Law) or Old Greek (for all the...
by DCHindley
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Does Hebrews use Paul?
Replies: 7
Views: 2192

Re: Does Hebrews use Paul?

Well, I was able to put together a side by side comparison of Hebrews (Greek Column & RSV column) with other verses from OT (another column) in both Greek & RSV, and a final column of NT allusions. 14 - Hebrews Greek-English Analysis (Incomplete).doc I may have gave up on the effort halfway (the cit...
by DCHindley
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Paul really make it to Rome?
Replies: 14
Views: 2933

Re: Did Paul really make it to Rome?

Actually, I don't think T concluded that, he did not go that far. IIRC, he cited some sources that document that certain elite Romans had edited collections of their own letters. T as good as says he would like that to be the case with the letters of Paul, although Paul was no Roman elite. I like Tr...
by DCHindley
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Accounts of other movements based on dead founders?
Replies: 8
Views: 1427

Re: Accounts of other movements based on dead founders?

Are there other accounts from roughly the second century BCE through second century CE of any kind movement, religious or otherwise, that spread after the death of some founder? A comparison that is often used is that of Pythagoras, but he was quite early comparatively. Do we have anything similar ...
by DCHindley
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Does Hebrews use Paul?
Replies: 7
Views: 2192

Re: Does Hebrews use Paul?

I swear I had notes on this before, but I can't find them. Anyway, while it is widely recognized today that the so-called Letter to the Hebrews (which I think was really a letter to God-fearers (Gentile Judaizers)), engaged in imitation of Paul, which is why it was originally considered a Pauline e...
by DCHindley
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: References to James in Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: References to James in Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History

Hi Mr Mac, Yes, there are a lot of stray and sometimes contradictory references. Fun fun! I had already done this for references to James the Just, but that has been covered to death by Ken Olson and Ben Smith (and me - I guess - to a lesser extent). I don't think that anyone is suggesting that Jose...
by DCHindley
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Trees, crosses, and outstretched hands.
Replies: 132
Views: 108428

Re: Trees, crosses, and outstretched hands.

6 hours. No wounds otherwise, just 'staurosised', εσταύρωσαν What did he die from in 6 hours' time? Apparently he did not have a warrior's physique, one that could endure very long exposed on a cross to die. I would think that after the whipping, which was performed in a way that would prove fatal ...