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by perseusomega9
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Saint Valentinus
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: Saint Valentinus

Damn, I was hoping it would be as glaringly obvious as

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by perseusomega9
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Identities Verification.
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Identities Verification.

Ben C. Smith wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:00 pm
Trees of Life wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:43 pm
Virgin Mary:
Mary was the firstborn daughter of Joachim and Anna. ....

Mary of Clopas:
Mary was the second born daughter of Joachim and Anna. ....
Mary and her sister Mary. Sounds great. :thumbup:
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by perseusomega9
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Fictional Jesus Synthesis
Replies: 115
Views: 5210

Re: Fictional Jesus Synthesis

And that is why ,theologically, cremation is a sin.
by perseusomega9
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who axed Acts 8:37?
Replies: 209
Views: 25680

Re: Who axed Acts 8:37?

Exactly.

KJV FTw!
by perseusomega9
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Where does Paul praise an anonymous preacher of a Gospel?
Replies: 12
Views: 573

Re: Where does Paul praise an anonymous preacher of a Gospel?

No, it's just another red-flag in the evaluation and reception of Paul's letters, and an indication of how much editing was involved. Though I'm guessing the name could be found in a list of heretics from some church writer or another. I have to wonder, with the inclusion of Titus in that passage, i...
by perseusomega9
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Where does Paul praise an anonymous preacher of a Gospel?
Replies: 12
Views: 573

Re: Where does Paul praise an anonymous preacher of a Gospel?

Or the brother was in Paul's good graces but not the redactors.
by perseusomega9
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Where does Paul praise an anonymous preacher of a Gospel?
Replies: 12
Views: 573

Re: Where does Paul praise an anonymous preacher of a Gospel?

Ben, do you think the original letter actually named an individual and later redactors replaced it with the phrase you underlined above? Kind of like the mysterious woman who annointed Jesus in Mark “Leave her alone,” said Jesus. “Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.... T...
by perseusomega9
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Saint Valentinus
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Saint Valentinus

Have any scholars explored the possibility that Saint Valentine of lover's fame, is a hagiographic co-opting of Valentinus, part of the absorption of Valentinianism into the larger church? He is the patron saint of love afterall, and Valentinianism was strong in the bridal chamber motifs.
by perseusomega9
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Decoding Matthew 5:18
Replies: 13
Views: 635

Re: Decoding Matthew 5:18

I am the aleph and the yod.

Kinda squares with the two powers theory with jesus a theophany of yahweh, son of the God most high