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by DCHindley
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who is John Mark?
Replies: 84
Views: 1361

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: 1466

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: 1466

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: 229

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: 3799

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: 14519

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...
by DCHindley
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Epiphanius on the Ebionites
Replies: 362
Views: 74082

Re: Epiphanius on the Ebionites

I also find it suspicious that letters of bar Kochba were found at Qumran, so the community there must have still been active at the time of his revolt. Might want to fact check that one. The Bar Kochba correspondence was found in the Dead Sea region all right, but about 25 miles away from Qumran, ...
by DCHindley
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus
Replies: 65
Views: 52066

Re: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus

Is there a list of high priests besides the one that Josephus supplies? That way we could compare the list of priests in order to learn if there is a possible candidate for one who served at the same time that Jesus Ben Damneus did. Unfortunately, I can't find any such list when I looked today. But...
by DCHindley
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Any other English translations of Josephus
Replies: 59
Views: 45277

Re: Any other English translations of Josephus

Does anybody know where books 15-17 from the Loeb series might be online? Here it is: https://archive.org/details/josephuswithengl08joseuoft/page/n5 That's it all right! :cheers: I was looking everywhere for Ralph Marcus or Allen Wikgren as translator(s), but this archive.org book seems to be index...
by DCHindley
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Any other English translations of Josephus
Replies: 59
Views: 45277

Re: Any other English translations of Josephus

Volume 98 (of both the 8 & 10 volume has the range of books from the Antiquities that you asked about. Chances are this is out there somewhere. It was not edited by Thackeray, but jointly by Ralph Marcus & Allen Wikgren. Yes, that is the one I am looking for, and have been unable to find as yet. Th...