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by perseusomega9
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Messiah ben Joseph & Galilee; Messiah ben David & Judea.
Replies: 70
Views: 19631

Re: Messiah ben Joseph & Galilee; Messiah ben David & Judea.

It still commands my attention that Pontius Pilate finds such a firm place as he does in the early Christian creeds and creedal statements ; I have suggested before that perhaps his presence therein was meant as a way of eliminating various alternate timelines for the crucifixion. I am certain abou...
by perseusomega9
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark knew the Sheperd of Hermas therefore...
Replies: 43
Views: 2211

Re: Mark knew the Sheperd of Hermas therefore...

Is the text more stable (at least among these version) in the codices where it was published with the rest of the NT versus those that survived outside of the NT publishing scheme?
by perseusomega9
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The celestial cross in the ancient world
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Re: The celestial cross in the ancient world

theeternaliam wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:24 pm
That said, my impression of a lot of so called scholars here and elsewhere, is they have a particular axe to grind, and seek for evidence to prove their existing beliefs.
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by perseusomega9
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark knew the Sheperd of Hermas therefore...
Replies: 43
Views: 2211

Re: Mark knew the Sheperd of Hermas therefore...

"The son is the Holy Spirit" in 5.5.2 is actually missing from most manuscripts. Scholars tend to accept it (from a single manuscript) as the lectio difficilior , and they are probably right to do so. But the entire section is so difficult that the following may also be true: Could it be the phrase...
by perseusomega9
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What is a "good Christian"?
Replies: 19
Views: 6484

Re: What is a "good Christian"?

A good and True(TM) christian believes: We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, the maker of heaven and earth, of things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the begotten of God the Father, the Only-begotten, that is of the essence of the Father. God of God, Light...
by perseusomega9
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:30 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

The NT uses an iota after the rho, the LXX and Jospehus doesn't. I take it that doesn't matter in the etymology?
by perseusomega9
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Do O'Neill and McGrath ignore or deny Valentinian Mythicists?
Replies: 105
Views: 19165

Re: Do O'Neill and McGrath ignore or deny Valentinian Mythicists?

Ben C. Smith wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:16 pm

I am not going to get involved in this debate
:popcorn:
by perseusomega9
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: New book by Lataster on historical Jesus studies
Replies: 6
Views: 1992

Re: New book by Lataster on historical Jesus studies

I'll wait a month and see if it pops up on library genesis
by perseusomega9
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: New book by Lataster on historical Jesus studies
Replies: 6
Views: 1992

Re: New book by Lataster on historical Jesus studies

We should start a gofundme for this forum's library