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by Ulan
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How could Paul afford his extensive travels?
Replies: 24
Views: 472

Re: How could Paul afford his extensive travels?

@DCHindley : In principle, the letters of Ignatius corroborate the Peregrinus story to some extent. His imprisonment reads more like a medieval ruler's traveling court. But yes, some of these megachurches work that way. I visited a Pentecostal one at some point because of the big show they put on d...
by Ulan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How could Paul afford his extensive travels?
Replies: 24
Views: 472

Re: How could Paul afford his extensive travels?

Good point. Of course, we don't know how much Lucian exaggerated.
by Ulan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How could Paul afford his extensive travels?
Replies: 24
Views: 472

Re: How could Paul afford his extensive travels?

Doesn't the didache warn communities about false itinerant preachers exploiting Christian generosity? Doesn't that suggest that genuine preachers like Paul could expect the full support of fledgling Christian communities to support their missionary activities? I actually considered mentioning the D...
by Ulan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How could Paul afford his extensive travels?
Replies: 24
Views: 472

Re: How could Paul afford his extensive travels?

I get the impression that Paul's tent making business was more something he fell back on when the other sources of income dried up. While he dresses these activities in words of leading by example, the passages read more like complaints. He seemed to attach himself to wealthy households everywhere h...
by Ulan
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How could Paul afford his extensive travels?
Replies: 24
Views: 472

Re: How could Paul afford his extensive travels?

I thought he was collecting money for "the poor". If you don't have any money, you qualify.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDTjXAz_XKA

I imagine he was doing performances.
by Ulan
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Fictional Jesus Synthesis
Replies: 115
Views: 5210

Re: Fictional Jesus Synthesis

If the search engine worked over at the archive look up "aa5874." He was legendary. The Michael Jordan of crazy. Try aa5874 Andrew Criddle Interesting. Fortunately not only in the "social context" sense, but I even learned something. A quote from the Homilies on the Acts of the Apostles by John Chr...
by Ulan
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who axed Acts 8:37?
Replies: 209
Views: 25680

Re: Who axed Acts 8:37?

Yes, this obsession with some idée fixe is weird. We have to live with the fact that the copying of manuscripts always involved errors and, sometimes, misguided corrections. We also have to accept that there were major edits undertaken. The idea that the version of the Bible you like most is the ori...
by Ulan
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Fictional Jesus Synthesis
Replies: 115
Views: 5210

Re: Fictional Jesus Synthesis

I'm not sure whether it's a language issue or some deficit in the cognitive ability department, but I'll call it a day here.
by Ulan
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who axed Acts 8:37?
Replies: 209
Views: 25680

Re: Who axed Acts 8:37?

Nothing about Sinaiticus in the Hugh Houghton quote, I've never seen that claim about Sinaiticus and the Vulgate and Acts, I believe it was yours that does not hold up. That's what's meant with "early majuscules". The texts of Acts in the Vulgate, א, A, B, and C (Alexandrian type) are pretty much i...
by Ulan
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Fictional Jesus Synthesis
Replies: 115
Views: 5210

Re: Fictional Jesus Synthesis

Indeed. I said that already before your first answer to me. That's why I ask where you say anything that contradicts me. You don't, but you make that claim anyway. And what is even more bizarre even after admitting NT texts are contradiction you used a most fictional account to argue a resurrected ...