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by Peter Kirby
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Strongest evidence that Papias knew the Fourth Gospel of Saint John
Replies: 9
Views: 2431

Re: Strongest evidence that Papias knew the Fourth Gospel of Saint John

Is one implication that Mark is not "in order" (to Papias) because of disagreements with John?
by Peter Kirby
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Messianic résumés.
Replies: 11
Views: 8721

Re: Messianic résumés.

If you know of any similar lists of marvels attributed to the advent of a Messiah figure, by all means let me know. Thanks in advance. There's always this one: "About this time there lived Jesus, a wise man, if indeed one ought to call him a man. For he was one who performed surprising deeds and wa...
by Peter Kirby
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Fire and light on the Jordan.
Replies: 14
Views: 11003

Re: Fire and light on the Jordan.

Cyprian (or pseudo-Cyprian), On Rebaptism 100.17: 17 There is a concocted book which is inscribed as the Preaching of Paul, in which book, against all the scriptures, you will find Christ even confessing his own sin, who alone failed in nothing at all, and that he was compelled by his own mother Ma...
by Peter Kirby
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark's DiualCritical Marks. Names Use As Evidence of Fiction
Replies: 61
Views: 71726

Re: Jesus BarAbbas. Same Name Used For Contrasting Character For Ironic Effect.

Nota Ben = I have faith that GMark originally had "Jesus Barabbas" but even if it did not I also have faith that you would agree that "BarAbbas" is likely a contrived name intended to achieve a literary theme. I imagine it is. That is my default position, at any rate. I would feel a lot better abou...
by Peter Kirby
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A question about William L. Petersen
Replies: 14
Views: 9600

Re: A question about William L. Petersen

MrMacSon wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:52 pm
Giuseppe wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:15 am
  • If is it true that W.L.Petersen places the Gospels in the second century CE
Who is William L Petersen?
Petersen passed away in 2006.

https://www.sbl-site.org/publications/a ... icleId=631
by Peter Kirby
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Hope for Amateur Scholars
Replies: 2
Views: 3919

Re: Hope for Amateur Scholars

The totem pole of academia is prestigious academic job > tenure track job > non tenure track job > postdoc job > phd > master's > bachelor's. If you get a phd, the goal posts move. You just become a failed or "vocational-technical" phd student if you never get an academic job or a "failed academic" ...
by Peter Kirby
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Marcion Against Fucking or Pregnancy or Bringing Souls into the World?
Replies: 3
Views: 4150

Re: Was Marcion Against Fucking or Pregnancy or Bringing Souls into the World?

First Apology of Justin Martyr, Chapter 26 And there is Marcion, a man of Pontus, who is even at this day alive, and teaching his disciples to believe in some other god greater than the Creator. And he, by the aid of the devils, has caused many of every nation to speak blasphemies, and to deny that ...
by Peter Kirby
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Origen, Comm. in Matth. 15:3: Marcion's distance from the enigmatic obscurity of Mark (and of Thomas)
Replies: 24
Views: 10526

Re: Origen, Comm. in Matth. 15:3: Marcion's distance from the enigmatic obscurity of Mark (and of Thomas)

Please don't disturb my threads with your dogmatic claims about a "Jewish Marcion" of your total invention. I am sorry Secret Alias but you are too much distant from my interpretation of Marcion. Guiseppe, you don't have a right to have your threads undisturbed by others who have very different vie...
by Peter Kirby
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Joseph and Osiris/Serapis
Replies: 31
Views: 23328

Re: Thank you, Andrew; I am well-aware of that opinion

The alleged letter of Hadrian is from one of the minor lives of the Historia Augusta and is probably entirely fictitious. Andrew Criddle Much of Historia Augusta is spurious: that is true. Because it appeared within a larger history corrupted by many forgeries, this fragment has likewise been decla...
by Peter Kirby
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Joseph and Osiris/Serapis
Replies: 31
Views: 23328

Re: Hmmm...

I am entirely new to this forum, but not the internet. Did my first post 'offend' someone (??? I cannot fathom why). My 2nd Post awaits 'moderation' ('approval'); what are the politics behind this censorship, please? Or, are ALL long posts 'moderated'? Posts with links hit an automatic "holding pen...