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by DCHindley
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Papias use 'Gospel according to the Hebrews'?
Replies: 3
Views: 940

Re: Did Papias use 'Gospel according to the Hebrews'?

“Now this is reported by Papias about Mark, but about Matthew this was said, Now Matthew compiled the reports in a Hebrew manner of speech, but each interpreted them as he could… and [he] had also set forth another story about a woman who was accused of many sins before the Lord, which the Gospel a...
by DCHindley
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Writings of Pseudo-Dionysius/Denys
Replies: 2
Views: 650

Re: Writings of Pseudo-Dionysius/Denys

The proof that Dionysius is actually pseudo-Dionysius was published independently in 1895 by H Koch and J Stiglmayr (Part of the Divine Names paraphrases Proclus' work on the nature of evil. ) Andrew Criddle The thing about the translator Parker was his way of acknowledging that there *are* paralle...
by DCHindley
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Searching for a particular quote...
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: Searching for a particular quote...

Which living scholar wrote somewhere that the criterion of embarrassment gives the an earlier tradition and not the historical nucleus, in absence of external evidence? I would like the quote precisely, thanks in advance. I do think I remember a deep debate about this, probably on IIDB or FRDB. Unf...
by DCHindley
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Writings of Pseudo-Dionysius/Denys
Replies: 2
Views: 650

Writings of Pseudo-Dionysius/Denys

Have been downloading and reading the four books and a series of letters associated with this figure, Dionysius the Areopagite who Acts says was converted by Paul. The backstory makes the head spin! The commentary of the English translators adds somersaults!! John Parker (1897 1 ), one of the 1st to...
by DCHindley
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Earliest and latest possible times for Paul's first letter?
Replies: 13
Views: 1237

Re: Earliest and latest possible times for Paul's first letter?

^ I just have two observations to make on your post. 1: 1 Corinthians 11:3-16 is described by William O. Walker Jr as a later interpolation. William O. Walker, Jr, '1 Corinthians 11.2-16 and Paul's Views regarding Women', JBL 94 (1975), pp. 94-110; Lamar Cope, '1 Cor 11.2-16: One Step Further', JBL...
by DCHindley
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Earliest and latest possible times for Paul's first letter?
Replies: 13
Views: 1237

Re: Earliest and latest possible times for Paul's first letter?

I prefer to apply External Criticism, and as Edgar Krentz describes in The Historical Critical Method (1975) "Dates ... if absent ... must be supplied (as far as possible) from internal references to persons , institutions or events , from stylistics, or from quotations made. The historian seeks inf...
by DCHindley
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Jordan turned back.
Replies: 17
Views: 1186

Re: The Jordan turned back.

The People's Bible Encyclopedia (ed. Charles Randall Barnes, 1924) when describing Zare'tan, cites Harper, Bib. and Mod. Disc. , p. 148 [ sic . 184, 1890], to the effect "Near Beisân there is an unusually large mound called Tel es Sârem. A good deal of clay is found here, and a mile to the south is...
by DCHindley
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Jordan turned back.
Replies: 17
Views: 1186

Re: The Jordan turned back.

I was looking through my downloaded books and web pages that touch on the geography of the Jordan River and the archaeology pertaining to the baptismal installations that lined it, and could find nothing about the Jordan ceasing to flow from Roman to modern times, either naturally or by clever build...
by DCHindley
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Canon
Replies: 43
Views: 12312

Re: The Canon

Lactantius, Divine Institutes 4.20: 20 .... But all Scripture is divided into two Testaments [ verum scriptura omnis in duo testamenta divisa est ]. That which preceded the advent and passion of Christ — that is, the law and the prophets — is called the Old; but those things which were written afte...
by DCHindley
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Amos 4.13 in the OG.
Replies: 4
Views: 1046

Re: Amos 4.13 in the OG.

The Old Greek of Amos 4.13 bears an interesting use of the term Christ (Χριστός) where the Hebrew text does not: Amos 4.13 (NASB): For behold, He who forms mountains and creates the wind and declares to man what are His thoughts , He who makes dawn into darkness and treads on the high places of the...