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by ficino
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 'First Century Mark' Now Dated to Second/Third Centuries
Replies: 52
Views: 48682

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

I've wondered whether Obbink independently was trying, not to conclude a sale with the Greens and/or their representatives, but to arise as a white knight, broker a preliminary agreement, convince the Oxyrhynchus Society (or whatever entity is the legal owner of the fragment) that a sale at a huge p...
by ficino
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 'First Century Mark' Now Dated to Second/Third Centuries
Replies: 52
Views: 48682

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

I just discovered this on Daniel Wallace's blog. Wallace is the guy who first made it public that there was a purported 1st century fragment of gMark. Now he gives more details about the NDA etc. https://danielbwallace.com/2018/06/11/first-century-mark-fragment-second-update/ Elijah Hixson is the gu...
by ficino
Wed May 09, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: siege of Jerusalem
Replies: 0
Views: 2300

siege of Jerusalem

Not awful video. But check out the map early on at 0:29. "Regnum Pathicum"?? Bwa ha ha!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hen0wmoj5RU
by ficino
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Ancient forgeries - review
Replies: 0
Views: 1298

Ancient forgeries - review

The reviewed volume may be interesting, although apparently it is sloppily edited. It includes chapters on Karen King's "Gospel of Jesus' Wife" (forgery); the Report of Pilate to Tiberius (forgery, as I gather); Morton Smith's Mar Saba fragment of Mark (authenticity defended by Scott Brown); etc. ht...
by ficino
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Translations of Josephus
Replies: 18
Views: 5541

Re: Translations of Josephus

Many universities and some learned societies provide access to digitized volumes of the entire Loeb Classics series. You have to have access through the institution, though.
by ficino
Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Porphyry, "Against the Christians" new edition of fragments
Replies: 4
Views: 2254

Re: Porphyry, "Against the Christians" new edition of fragme

Blood wrote:Will there be an English translation?
Not that I've heard of. Books written for specialists usually aren't, though sometimes they are.
by ficino
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Porphyry, "Against the Christians" new edition of fragments
Replies: 4
Views: 2254

Porphyry, "Against the Christians" new edition of fragments

See review of new edition of fragments of Porphyry's Against the Christians . The author, Matthias Becker, provides a German introduction, translation and notes. According to the review, Becker takes a middle course between maximal and minimal acceptance of given passages in other writers as genuine...
by ficino
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: review of John Granger Cook on Roman Crucifixion
Replies: 0
Views: 1373

review of John Granger Cook on Roman Crucifixion

In October 2015 I posted a note that John Granger Cook has a book out on crucifixion in the Roman world. Here is a review of that book in Bryn Mawr Classical Review. The reviewer is James H. Dee, Classics prof. emeritus of Loyola Univ., Chicago: http://www.bmcreview.org/2017/01/20170119.html The rev...
by ficino
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus in the Talmud
Replies: 17
Views: 6243

Re: Jesus in the Talmud

I finally did hear back from Jacob, and basically, he told me that I would not find any good information regarding what the Avodah Zerah says about Jesus in current Talmudic works. According to him, he studied at Cambridge and he was privy to some "uncorrupted"versions of this book that have materi...
by ficino
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: lead tablets from Jordan - Jesus?
Replies: 7
Views: 3669

lead tablets from Jordan - Jesus?

Hi guys, it's been at least a year since I've been on here. I hope all are doing well. spin, it's good to see you back in action. When I left, you had been absent for a long time. So, there's already a new Handbook to Josephus, with a chapter on the TF by Alice Wheatley. Anyway, has anyone weighed i...