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by DCHindley
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tertullian Says Marcion Had Access to All Four Gospels But 'Beat Up' Luke
Replies: 40
Views: 4768

Re: Tertullian Says Marcion Had Access to All Four Gospels But 'Beat Up' Luke

Well, it seems that I now have in my possession *absolute proof* that Luke was beat up by Marcion! This photo was smuggled to me by one of my extraterrestrial time-traveling friends, who are often mentioned by me when I am about to mock something, but here is the amazing photo. Snapshot_20160914.JPG...
by DCHindley
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The male inhabitants of Gennesaret or its people?
Replies: 13
Views: 2816

Re: The male inhabitants of Gennesaret or its people?

Frans, I seriously question the "crushing exploitation of the peasantry by Herodian and Roman rules" assumption as even really existing in their times. Sure peasants are generally the poorest, in terms of material things, but they also had their social outlets and could accumulate enough wealth to v...
by DCHindley
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jörg Rüpke on early Christianity in 'Pantheon: A New History of Roman Religion'
Replies: 39
Views: 8871

Re: Jörg Rüpke on early Christianity in 'Pantheon: A New History of Roman Religion'

In AD 212 in the Constitutio Antoniniana , Caracalla had made the majority of the inhabitants of the Roman Empire Roman citizens. He probably reminded them in the same decree of their duty to intercede with the gods for the common good. 26 ... more importance accrued to the role of religious commun...
by DCHindley
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is Jesus already dead before the cruxifixion?
Replies: 25
Views: 617

Re: Is Jesus already dead before the cruxifixion?

Ben, I think you have it nailed. I also remembered that M A Knibb offered a much newer English Translation 's translation of the Ethiopic manuscripts in Charlesworth's Old Testament Pseudepigrapha (vol 2, 1985): 14 And the god of that world will stretch out [his hand against the Son]p, and they will...
by DCHindley
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark 9:1 "seeing the kingdom having come in power"
Replies: 21
Views: 2590

Re: Mark 9:1 "seeing the kingdom having come in power"

With regards to the question of "this generation", I was reading in Acts and saw this interesting bit in connection with the incident with the first conversions to faith ever, where Luke says something about conversion meaning "saved from this crooked generation". It's Pentecost and the apostles re...
by DCHindley
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is Jesus already dead before the cruxifixion?
Replies: 25
Views: 617

Re: Is Jesus already dead before the cruxifixion?

I wrote a response to David a few minutes ago, but made two mistakes: one about what Charles was claiming and another about what David was saying. I wish the notes were clearer, really. Post deleted. Here are my translations of the Latin and of the Slavonic as rendered in Latin , as best I understa...
by DCHindley
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is Jesus already dead before the cruxifixion?
Replies: 25
Views: 617

Re: Is Jesus already dead before the cruxifixion?

Per R H Charles' 1900 edition of Ascension of Isaiah: 9.14. And the god of that world will stretch forth * his hand against the Son,* and they will crucify Him on a tree, and will * slay * Him not knowing who He is. Note: vs. 14. ... Will *slay* Him. So I have emended text with the guidance of S L 2...
by DCHindley
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Philip
Replies: 23
Views: 2371

Re: Philip

The wording of the English translation seemed odd to my modern ear (Whiston published his translation in 1737 CE or so), so I looked closer. JOE Wars of the Jews 4:81 nor did anyone escape [Gamala] except two women (διεσώθη δὲ πλὴν δύο γυναικῶν οὐδείς), who were the daughters of Philip (τῆς Φιλίππου...
by DCHindley
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Jesus STONED and after crucified?
Replies: 29
Views: 1123

Re: Was Jesus STONED and after crucified?

Y'know, this subject line could generate some inappropriate response like "Hey Jesus, man, take a hit from this pipe, man, before they string you up" (however that might be explained). G, I am unable to understand your thinking on this "crucifued in outer space" theme. How on earth can a late Roman ...
by DCHindley
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How could Paul afford his extensive travels?
Replies: 25
Views: 3038

Re: How could Paul afford his extensive travels?

@DCHindley : In principle, the letters of Ignatius corroborate the Peregrinus story to some extent. His imprisonment reads more like a medieval ruler's traveling court. But yes, some of these megachurches work that way. I visited a Pentecostal one at some point because of the big show they put on d...