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by DCHindley
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Luke's date for the crucifixion
Replies: 40
Views: 713

Re: Luke's date for the crucifixion

This thread is a response to interesting recent discussion's about Josephus Pilate Luke 3:1 ans other matters. However I am trying to answer a specific point. Can we determine when Luke understood the crucifixion to have occurred without relying on either our present text of 3:1 or our present text...
by DCHindley
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The shortening of the days.
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: The shortening of the days.

^Quick question, DC... Is the "Old Greek" in your table there what is generally considered synonymous with the LXX, or is this something else again? Technically, the term "Lxx" or "Seventy" (from legendary number of translators) should be restricted to the Pentateuch, as that is all that the "Seven...
by DCHindley
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The shortening of the days.
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: The shortening of the days.

Good points, David. I am not sure how it all fits together. It is still pretty confusing overall, as well, how different Theodotion and the LXX are when it comes to Daniel. Let's suppose that the Old Greek translation of Daniel preceded Theodotion's translation that Christians later came to prefer....
by DCHindley
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The shortening of the days.
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: The shortening of the days.

Ben, Mark 13:20 καὶ εἰ μὴ ἐκολόβωσεν κύριος τὰς ἡμέρας Mark 13:20 And if the Lord had not shortened the days Matthew 24:22 καὶ εἰ μὴ ἐκολοβώθησαν αἱ ἡμέραι ἐκεῖναι Matthew 24:22 And if those days had not been shortened As you may already know, I've been slowly compiling some data on how early church...
by DCHindley
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Synoptic Luke-Marcion parallels?
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Synoptic Luke-Marcion parallels?

Asking on behalf of a colleague: Does anyone know of any source that has Luke and Marcion fragments in parallel like they do the synoptic gospels? You mean like the way critics have presented reconstructions of Galatians, Romans, etc., in parallel columns? Now I thought I had something like that, b...
by DCHindley
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Babylon
Replies: 49
Views: 1197

Re: Babylon

John 2, You might try R. Jacob Neusner's A History of the Jews in Babylonia , 5 volumes, Wipf and Stock: Part I: The Parthian Period (ISBN: 9781606080740), 12/15/2008, $25.60 US Part II: The Early Sasanian Period (ISBN: 9781606080757), 7/15/2008, $33.60 US Part III: From Shapur I to Shapur II (ISBN:...
by DCHindley
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who were the "others" coming to John the Baptist?
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: Who were the "others" coming to John the Baptist?

John's followers were those he taught to lead a a life of justice and piety, and were baptised as a sign that they were righteous souls.. The 'others' were those who were aroused by his sermons, but did not follow his ascetic lifestyle. They were the ones Herod feared, for they would act upon the w...
by DCHindley
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: dying and rising gods
Replies: 11
Views: 759

Re: dying and rising gods

https://www.richardcarrier.info/archives/13890 Within the confines of what was then the Roman Empire, long before and during the dawn of Christianity, there were many dying-and-rising gods. And yes, they were gods—some even half-god, half-human, being of divine or magical parentage, just like Jesus...
by DCHindley
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Herod Antipas and the shaken reed.
Replies: 22
Views: 1072

Re: Herod Antipas and the shaken reed.

Thanks Ben for thinking of me. Just to clarify a point, I do *not* suggest that the text of Josephus Antiquities was changed by Christians. My suggestion was that it was changed on the orders of Constantine *in order to* secure Christian support. Whether they are "spurious" or not I have no opinion ...
by DCHindley
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Whatever happened to ... the "Journal of Higher Criticism"?
Replies: 19
Views: 2551

Re: Whatever happened to ... the "Journal of Higher Criticism"?

At least [issues of JHC] were not schwarmy (as opposed to actually informative) post modern tinged articles such as those in a complimentary copy of the then brand new Journal for the Study of Paul and his Letters (vol 1/1 Spring 2011) I received because I participated in the Corpus Paulinum list: ...