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by Peter Kirby
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Introducing Birger Pearson's 'Ancient Gnosticism: Traditions & Literature'
Replies: 5
Views: 10757

Re: Introducing Birger Pearson's 'Ancient Gnosticism: Traditions & Literature'

I never bought the book, though, because I got the impression is was a too-simplified "Introduction" to the subject, and it doesn't include foot or end notes. I remember reading this book, and I remember it being very rewarding, detailed, and well-sourced. It's not light reading, to be sure, and un...
by Peter Kirby
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gospel of Philip allegories and a few other things
Replies: 12
Views: 6971

Re: Gospel of Philip allegories and a few other things

It would be interesting to see the differences that show up if someone tried a different word (maybe lamp?) for translation of the source of the light.
by Peter Kirby
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gospel of Philip allegories and a few other things
Replies: 12
Views: 6971

Re: Gospel of Philip allegories and a few other things

Stay wordy! Your perspective and contributions are most welcome.

It’s pretty amazing that you are translating the whole thing. You know you could drum up awareness if you keep a copy online of your current progress. Do you have any website or blog?
by Peter Kirby
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gospel of Philip allegories and a few other things
Replies: 12
Views: 6971

Re: Gospel of Philip allegories and a few other things

“do not underestimate the lamb, for without it, no-one will be able to see the King. For no-one will be able to see the king, if they are naked.” The New Testament provides a context for interpreting this. Right now I am thinking about Paul and about 1 Corinthians, especially chapter 15. "the lamb"...
by Peter Kirby
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gospel of Philip allegories and a few other things
Replies: 12
Views: 6971

Re: Gospel of Philip allegories and a few other things

I usually lurk here, but today I've got a question. So in the Gospel of Philip, we have a statement along these lines: “Names, given on the world, are very decieving. People hear them and they tend to imagine the wrong things.” and then we have all sorts of cryptic things recorded in here, like, sa...
by Peter Kirby
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gospel of Philip allegories and a few other things
Replies: 12
Views: 6971

Re: Gospel of Philip allegories and a few other things

Welcome! :)

Just saying hi for now, and thanks for the interesting post.
by Peter Kirby
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: New Discovery at Pompeii
Replies: 1
Views: 1570

Re: New Discovery at Pompeii

On Thursday, the mythological figure of Narcissus re-emerged to the public from his perch on a wall in Pompeii, where archaeologists announced they had uncovered a remarkably well-preserved fresco depicting his story: The hunter who fell in love with his reflection in a pool. The fresco was unearth...
by Peter Kirby
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Proofs That Jesus Did Not Exist
Replies: 27
Views: 18583

Re: Proofs That Jesus Did Not Exist

arnoldo wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:31 pm
Giuseppe wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:00 pm
If the Testimonium Flavianum is partially genuine, then Jesus didn't exist
Conversely, if the Testimonium Flavianum is totally forged, then Jesus didn't exist either.
Checkmate! :lol:
by Peter Kirby
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How "complex and sophisticated" is the No-HJ argument - and is that a good thing?
Replies: 14
Views: 6112

Re: How "complex and sophisticated" is the No-HJ argument - and is that a good thing?

I'm not sure what other point of substance or logic is here. This misreads the post. I didn’t even make the “point” that you suggested that I might have been making. This topic has been hashed, rehashed, and heated over. Sometimes I will find something new to add & it would be clear that is what I ...
by Peter Kirby
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If the Testimonium Flavianum is partially genuine, then Jesus didn't exist
Replies: 93
Views: 25768

Re: If the Testimonium Flavianum is partially genuine, then Jesus didn't exist

Bro, I never said anything about conspiracy or eclipsing , and to " sound like they're speaking in code" is not to use a code language . is not it the fallacy of the false difference without a real distinction? Usually historicists explain the silence of Paul with two reasons (mutually exclusive): ...