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by DCHindley
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark knew the Sheperd of Hermas therefore...
Replies: 43
Views: 2220

Re: Mark knew the Sheperd of Hermas therefore...

MrMacSon, I tried to find a google books version with some sort of preview. One from 2001 was upside down but a 2009 paperback edition was searchable. I guess the Shepherd of Hermas was only mentioned in passing one time. I guess Sanders was only interested in the transmission of sayings of Jesus th...
by DCHindley
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark knew the Sheperd of Hermas therefore...
Replies: 43
Views: 2220

Re: Mark knew the Sheperd of Hermas therefore...

Not sure what you mean by "context?" Hi DCH. I was wondering if EP Sanders' testing of several criteria (degree of detail, overall length, degree of Semitism, and so on) was in relation to Shepherd of Hermas or it's components. Seems not. I thought you might have meant that. Sanders looked at the t...
by DCHindley
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark knew the Sheperd of Hermas therefore...
Replies: 43
Views: 2220

Re: Mark knew the Sheperd of Hermas therefore...

E. P. Sanders tested several such proposed criteria (degree of detail, overall length, degree of Semitism, and so on) in The Tendencies of the Synoptic Tradition , and most of them did not hold up very well. In what context did E. P. Sanders test several such proposed criteria (degree of detail, ov...
by DCHindley
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The power of failed prophecy.
Replies: 21
Views: 2792

Re: The power of failed prophecy.

Ben, You will find equally interesting changes in belief among Jehovah's Witnesses, and among Latter Day Saints for that matter. Festinger had a model for how the modifications occur, namely his theory of Cognitive Dissonance. His rules for how it worked are as follows: Leon Festinger, _A Theory of ...
by DCHindley
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The power of failed prophecy.
Replies: 21
Views: 2792

Re: The power of failed prophecy.

Thanks for the info. What do you think about the following aocaltyptic prophecy: And one shall come again from heaven, a man Preeminent, whose hands on fruitful tree By far the noblest of the Hebrews stretched, Who at one time did make the sun stand still When he spoke with fair word and holy lips....
by DCHindley
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Other Texts and History
Topic: Secret Mark, GRS Mead and Morton Smith
Replies: 12
Views: 7117

Re: Secret Mark, GRS Mead and Morton Smith

Until recently I had only encountered Dionysius the Areopagite in passing. He is mentioned in connection with Dionysius the Bishop of Corinth, as they had been equated by some. Others have thought that the real writer behind the pseudonym was Clement of Alexandria. This latter connection may be rel...
by DCHindley
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Extant work of Ireneaus
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Re: Extant work of Ireneaus

I'm trying to determine what if any, extant mss we have for Ireneaus's Against Heresies? Would appreciate any input. You might take a look at W. Wigand Harvey's edition of Irenaeus' Libros quinque adversus haereses (vol 1, Bks 1-2, vol 2, Bks 3-5, Latin & Greek, 1857). His introduction and most of ...
by DCHindley
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The seventy weeks of Daniel 9.24-27.
Replies: 16
Views: 14072

Re: The seventy weeks of Daniel 9.24-27.

William Adler, "The Apocalyptic Survey of History Adapted by Christians: Daniel's Prophecy of 70 Weeks," in Jewish Apocalyptic Heritage in Early Christianity , edited by James C. Vanderkam & William Adler, page 207: The 'sad mess' created by the OG translation of the 70 year-weeks may be the result...
by DCHindley
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The seventy weeks of Daniel 9.24-27.
Replies: 16
Views: 14072

Re: The seventy weeks of Daniel 9.24-27.

There is odd language in 27g, 27h & 27i. There are no "weeks," but only "times" (καιροὺς) and "years" (ἔτη). This is where you find your Seventy years added upon the 62 and seven years. Just a bit of pure speculation here. I am still puzzling over those "extra" 70 weeks in the OG/LXX version: Danie...
by DCHindley
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Quotations of nonextant scriptures.
Replies: 8
Views: 996

Re: Quotations of nonextant scriptures.

Ben, What do you think of the hypothesis (which I believe first arose in the late 19th century) that the early (proto-orthodox) Christians made use of florilegiums (noun, a collection of literary extracts; an anthology) of passages from prophetic works? If the extracts were only loosely ordered, the...