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by arnoldo
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why did mythicism survive more among the dualist Gnostics
Replies: 9
Views: 515

Re: Why did mythicism survive more among the dualist Gnostics

Jerome Murphy O'Conner has the following insight regarding "cursing" Jesus reflecting the influence of Philo's philosophy on the Corinthians
by arnoldo
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Pilate? Pontius Pilate, and the Man of Pontos
Replies: 14
Views: 928

Re: Why Pilate? Pontius Pilate, and the Man of Pontos

Interesting approach to consider JtB an allegorical rather than historical figure. This hypothesis perhaps would support the idea that originally the gospel writers intended the readers to understand the writings in a non-historical manner. Otherwise, a reader would object that JtB never existed in ...
by arnoldo
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Pilate? Pontius Pilate, and the Man of Pontos
Replies: 14
Views: 928

Re: Why Pilate? Pontius Pilate, and the Man of Pontos

Additionally, there are gnostic interpretations that Pontius Pilate = Dense Sea
by arnoldo
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Pilate? Pontius Pilate, and the Man of Pontos
Replies: 14
Views: 928

Re: Why Pilate? Pontius Pilate, and the Man of Pontos

Joseph D. L. wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:56 am
3 Pontius Pilate and Marcion of Pontus are, by their respective name and epithet, associated with water, sailing, ships, and merchants
According to the source below, Pontius is a name from a hilly area in south central Italy.

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by arnoldo
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul only / Damascus chronology
Replies: 19
Views: 1097

Re: Paul only / Damascus chronology

If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness. The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is to be praised forever, knows that I am not lying. In Damascus the governor under King Aretas had the city of the Damascenes guarded in order to arrest me. But I was lowered in a basket fr...
by arnoldo
Sat May 26, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 'First Century Mark' Now Dated to Second/Third Centuries
Replies: 50
Views: 9265

Re: 'First Century Mark' Now Dated to Second/Third Centuries

IMHO, a very early first century claim would hurt the apologetic agenda. According to the apologetic agenda oral traditions preceded anything that became written. Not to say that perhaps such a document did exist in the latter first century but what would be the chances of finding the original docum...