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by Peter Kirby
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Papias is a liar about the connection Mark/Peter
Replies: 8
Views: 66

Re: Why Papias is a liar about the connection Mark/Peter

I feel cheated. I spent a good click on this, and I didn't read anything about why Papias chose to lie. If you're passing this through Google translate or something, here is what I said: I was joking a little. I said that I didn't see an explanation of the process by which Papias made the decision ...
by Peter Kirby
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Papias is a liar about the connection Mark/Peter
Replies: 8
Views: 66

Re: Why Papias is a liar about the connection Mark/Peter

Giuseppe wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:11 am
Which is the difference between the title of founder of a Church (so old) at Corinth and the title of writer of a Gospel (so old) as Mark?

Please, explain me the difference and only then I can answer.
Why is a raven like a writing-desk? (... It's your riddle, you explain it.)
by Peter Kirby
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Papias is a liar about the connection Mark/Peter
Replies: 8
Views: 66

Re: Why Papias is a liar about the connection Mark/Peter

I feel cheated. I spent a good click on this, and I didn't read anything about why Papias chose to lie.
by Peter Kirby
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why are there unattributed quotations in the books?
Replies: 14
Views: 442

Re: Why are there unattributed quotations in the books?

Seidensticker wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:34 pm
If another scholar took Theodotus and tried to find NT precedents, they'd come up with a similar (perhaps) but different set of connections, right?
Yes. This is one of the things that depend a bit on the translator.
by Peter Kirby
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: SENECA THE ELDER'S HISTORIES FOUND AT HERCULANEUM
Replies: 7
Views: 1346

Re: SENECA THE ELDER'S HISTORIES FOUND AT HERCULANEUM

Great news. This reference to the history from Seneca the Younger was, up until now, what we knew about the text.

https://latin.packhum.org/loc/1017/18/0#0
by Peter Kirby
Mon May 13, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: McGrath to Research Communist Christ Mythicism
Replies: 9
Views: 1863

Re: McGrath to Research Communist Christ Mythicism

This is a good development. Hopefully some of this history can be preserved before it's lost. I don't have time to research propaganda from the USSR in the 20th century, but I wouldn't mind getting an overview of what they were saying about Jesus.
by Peter Kirby
Sat May 11, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Papias of Hiersaypolis
Replies: 2
Views: 873

Re: Papias of Hiersaypolis

I believe this is a fairly standard theory for Matthew. It's commonly believed that the sayings of Matthew recorded in Hebrew... whatever is meant by that, as it is expressed by Papias... did not have anything to do with the Gospel of Matthew we know, which is (on this theory) neither that text nor ...
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: 11707

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: 8718

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: 8718

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?