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by DCHindley
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Irenaeus identify John with Jesus without knowing it?
Replies: 20
Views: 998

Re: Did Irenaeus identify John with Jesus without knowing it?

Nasruddin,

I think he is making a distinction between a first generation apostle appointed by Jesus, or a disciple from his immediate circle, named John, and John the Elder from the 2nd generation of Jesus people.

DCH
by DCHindley
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why the Gnostics wanted that the Jews abandoned YHWH
Replies: 32
Views: 3010

Re: Why the Gnostics wanted that the Jews abandoned YHWH

G, I'm not sure why you defined Gnostics as "haters of YHWH." I think that all "big G" Gnostics had convinced themselves that the physical world was far inferior to the world of pure ideas, which was full of goodness, with the world of ideas and fullness having divine principals that were much super...
by DCHindley
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why 1 Cor 11:23-26 is an interpolation
Replies: 7
Views: 1844

Re: Why 1 Cor 11:23-26 is an interpolation

ok John2, i recant. on reflection i think you're right i think as you say the bread reference may refer to the church and be an early witness to a more original eucharistic blessing Wheat was often used as a symbol. Ignatius, Ep. to the Romans, 4: 1b Suffer me to become food for the wild beasts, th...
by DCHindley
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Other Texts and History
Topic: The Ploughman's Lunch fallacy.
Replies: 7
Views: 6834

Re: The Ploughman's Lunch fallacy.

I noticed that the ladies dresses seemed "French" and that the picknic basket held a bottle of wine, not a pail of beer. The lady is handing the smiling plowman a bag, which could contain any type foods, really. There are indentations in the dirt that suggest modern traction engines were in use, so ...
by DCHindley
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who is John Mark?
Replies: 84
Views: 11781

Re: Who is John Mark?

But what exactly was Marcion's gospel? That has never been clear to me. I know it was thought to have been a corrupted Luke in patristic sources, but there are arguments against that. And I recall seeing examples of other gospels besides Luke in reconstructions of Marcion's gospel. So this one seem...
by DCHindley
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1 Clement
Replies: 14
Views: 6421

Re: 1 Clement

Did you mean Justin Martyr? IIRC, he did not cite Pauline letters, although I think there were 2-3 proposed allusions, although weak ones. Some time ago I presented Seth Ehorn's case for Justin's knowledge and use of Paul based on his modified quotations from scripture. (I am not sure of this argum...
by DCHindley
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1 Clement
Replies: 14
Views: 6421

Re: 1 Clement

This shows at the very least that someone in the second century wanted to believe that the Roman church had preeminence in the first century. And that's quite incredible. We don't know whether Justin Martyr had access to the Paulina, an "orthodox" canon did not exist until 180 AD (?), yet the autho...
by DCHindley
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Can someone help explain this passage in Pliny the Elder's "Natural History"?
Replies: 3
Views: 2380

Re: Can someone help explain this passage in Pliny the Elder's "Natural History"?

Natural History 18.221 in Latin http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/L/Roman/Texts/Pliny_the_Elder/18*.html#220 horae nunc in omni accessione aequinoctiales, non cuiuscumque die significantur —, omnesque eae differentiae fiunt in octavis partibus signorum, bruma capricorni a. d. VIII kal. Ian. fere,...
by DCHindley
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Help finding an ancient Christian library with copies of Homer
Replies: 5
Views: 6284

Re: Help finding an ancient Christian library with copies of Homer

Actually, I think one of the many trash heaps dug up in the 19th century did include a collection of rolls that were believed to have been part of someone's personal library. Off the top of my head they dated to around the 4th century CE, which certainly could contain fragments of Homer's works, and...
by DCHindley
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul, the lesser Christ
Replies: 23
Views: 16592

Re: Paul, the lesser Christ

Am I the only one who thinks that Metatron sounds like the name of a Saturday morning cartoon robot or some such? Yes, like early English-dubbed Japanese super-figures Ultra Man (a space alien) or Johnny Socko's Flying Robot (looks like the Sphinx), or the Power Rangers (these just look goofy. I al...