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by Peter Kirby
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Simon of Cyrene and Joseph of Arimathea
Replies: 8
Views: 4196

Re: Simon of Cyrene and Joseph of Arimathea

Thanks for this info on "Arimathea," Ben!
by Peter Kirby
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: First Century Christian Writings Missing from our Forum's Website
Replies: 172
Views: 95270

Re: First Century Christian Writings Missing from our Forum's Website

maybe it was the other way around, and 4 Esdras was a Jewish Christian work that incorporated the Apocalypse of Peter I don't think so. Dear Peter , Can you please tell me why you think that the Apocalypse of Peter used 4 Esdras, instead of the other way around? I couldn't find any information as t...
by Peter Kirby
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Rothschild: Is the Muratorian Canon a Fake?
Replies: 4
Views: 1824

Re: Rothschild: Is the Muratorian Canon a Fake?

"If the Muratorian Fragment is a fake, then its appeal to Pius may not reflect an actual fourth-century tendency, but a fourth-century tendency cropping up later—in the eighth or ninth century when the codex in which it appears was copied." Is this saying that it could be 8th century? Or that it cou...
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: 2098

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: 2098

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: 2098

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: 3493

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: 8
Views: 7735

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: 3492

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: 6
Views: 2895

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 ...