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by GakuseiDon
Tue May 21, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Lenzman: Origine du Christianisme
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Lenzman: Origine du Christianisme

Thanks, Giuseppe.
by GakuseiDon
Mon May 20, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Lenzman: Origine du Christianisme
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Lenzman: Origine du Christianisme

3) the emphasis has to be put on economic conditions as opposed to mysticisms etc (it's really boring this part!). Giuseppe, can you expand on this a little? I know you said it was the boring part, but it's something I haven't heard before, so I'm interested in understanding what you mean by econom...
by GakuseiDon
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: MARTYRDOM AND ASCENSION OF ISAIAH (1st - early 3rd century AD) Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 3623

Re: MARTYRDOM AND ASCENSION OF ISAIAH (1st - early 3rd century AD) Questions

(Question 1) What do you think about the claim that what is in the heavens is like what is on earth? It's actually what is in the firmament is the same as what is on earth. The firmament is the abode of Satan. To me, the likeness refers to the fighting going on in the firmament as well as on earth,...
by GakuseiDon
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Allusion to crucifixion in Psalm 22:21?
Replies: 8
Views: 6574

Re: Allusion to crucifixion in Psalm 22:21?

So, it looks like Justin & Tertullian imagined this "unicorn" to have three "horns", one straight up and one each on each side. I didn't get that impression, at least for Tertullian. Tertullian writes: "... a bullock in respect of both His characteristics : to some as severe as a Judge, to others g...
by GakuseiDon
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Allusion to crucifixion in Psalm 22:21?
Replies: 8
Views: 6574

Re: Allusion to crucifixion in Psalm 22:21?

I found two places in Tertullian (there may be others) where he writes about "horns of the unicorn" being related to the cross: 1. An answer to the Jews: http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/tertullian08.html 2. Against Marcion, Book 3: http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/tertullian123....
by GakuseiDon
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Allusion to crucifixion in Psalm 22:21?
Replies: 8
Views: 6574

Re: Allusion to crucifixion in Psalm 22:21?

In Justin Martyr, looks like it is from "Dialogue with Trypho": http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/justinmartyr-dialoguetrypho.html Chapter 105: "And what follows of the Psalm,--'But Thou, Lord, do not remove Thine assistance from me; give heed to help me. Deliver my soul from the sword, and...
by GakuseiDon
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gal 1:19 : What if Paul didn't want to meet the other apostles?
Replies: 35
Views: 12504

Re: Gal 1:19 : What if Paul didn't want to meet the other apostles?

@GakuseiDon Yes, I did have 1 Corinthians 12:28-29 in mind as I was thinking about the term apostles . Based on the plain meaning of the term, apostles would seem to go away from their homes on missions to recruit converts and advise the already converted. That agrees with what Paul depicts apostle...
by GakuseiDon
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gal 1:19 : What if Paul didn't want to meet the other apostles?
Replies: 35
Views: 12504

Re: Gal 1:19 : What if Paul didn't want to meet the other apostles?

The MERE presence of a mere brother in the same room (where Paul met Peter) assures for the 100% the Galatians that what Peter and Paul talked about was not the secret gnosis reserved “ only to Perfects among us” , since the Christian outsider James was listening the discussion. whatever Peter reve...
by GakuseiDon
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gal 1:19 : What if Paul didn't want to meet the other apostles?
Replies: 35
Views: 12504

Re: Gal 1:19 : What if Paul didn't want to meet the other apostles?

As I wrote in my first reply, I doubt that Peter and James were the only two people of repute whom Paul literally "saw" in Jerusalem, but if he's only interested in meeting one person, then meeting with a small number of close associates isn't "strange" in any obvious way. Particularly if Paul hims...
by GakuseiDon
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Egyptian king/Osiris as logos.
Replies: 7
Views: 4316

Re: Egyptian king/Osiris as logos.

The Hebrew word is 'Memra': "MEMRA (= "Ma'amar" or "Dibbur," "Logos")" http://jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/10618-memra "The Word," in the sense of the creative or directive word or speech of God manifesting His power in the world of matter or mind; a term used especially in the Targum as a substi...