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by lsayre
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Question for Secret Alias about Ishu.
Replies: 19
Views: 285

Re: Question for Secret Alias about Ishu.

SA will need to confirm, but it was my belief from attempting to follow his guidance in this matter that "Ish" is an anglicized transliteration of a Hebrew word for "man". I'm of course hampered and hindered by not knowing any language other than English.
by lsayre
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is there a Relationship Between Papias's Discussion of Mark's Gospel and the First Book of Against Heresies?
Replies: 79
Views: 1559

Re: Is there a Relationship Between Papias's Discussion of Mark's Gospel and the First Book of Against Heresies?

This is certainly taking things off topic, but I've been seeing references to where "only begotten" is no longer a highly favored translation of "monogenes". The newly more favored translation is "one of a kind", or more liberally "unique". Thus "only begotten son" becomes "unique son".
by lsayre
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: No mention of Pilate in Festus's discourse of Acts 25 (and why this silence is surprising)
Replies: 18
Views: 13106

Re: No mention of Pilate in Festus's discourse of Acts 25 (and why this silence is surprising)

Unless I missed it, there is no mention of Jesus in the letter from Pliny the Younger to Trajan, and neither is there mention of him in the reply. Any potential relevance or significance here? Such as perhaps two religions, one which worshiped a Jesus, and one which worshiped a Christ, whereby at so...
by lsayre
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Establishing Peter's Priority
Replies: 11
Views: 1970

Re: Establishing Peter's Priority

Joseph D. L. wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:51 pm
Right now I'm leaning towards the text being used by Montanists, and possibly Cerinthians, although there is a technical snafu that I haven't been able to work around.
Do tell as to the technical snafu. I was beginning to be sold on this having a level of validity, and then this....
by lsayre
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What Are the Implications that Peter Taught in 'Anecdotes'?
Replies: 84
Views: 14769

Re: What Are the Implications that Peter Taught in 'Anecdotes'?

Would Galatians 3:1 be an example of a chreia?
O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified.
by lsayre
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Proto-Mark == Mark without Passion Story
Replies: 19
Views: 12460

Re: Proto-Mark == Mark without Passion Story

Interesting! I seem to vaguely recall reading a book some time ago written by a (former?) Priest wherein he made the claim that all of Mark was telling the story of an already risen Jesus Christ, as if the end should have been placed at the beginning, and the order of Mark was at some juncture jumbl...
by lsayre
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the link between Capernaum and John the Baptist
Replies: 97
Views: 78510

Re: On the link between Capernaum and John the Baptist

How did a radically monotheistic people who were more than willing to fight, suffer torture, commit suicide if necessary, and die for righteousness (upholding the law) devolve into a state of fully embracing elements of paganism and/or gnosticism?
by lsayre
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Gospel of Marcion Cannot Have Been Derived from the Gospel of Mark
Replies: 155
Views: 70121

Re: The Gospel of Marcion Cannot Have Been Derived from the Gospel of Mark

I find myself wondering, Mark seems to have been added to as well as John and Luke. But what about Matthew? What is the general consensus concerning that text? If Matthew was written as a correction of Mark, then what would it matter if at some later date Matthew was additionally corrected? And if ...
by lsayre
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Iraneus and Polycarp
Replies: 12
Views: 4439

Re: Iraneus and Polycarp

Who was more likely to be a real person? Polycarp, or Marcion?

When it comes to Irenaeus, I've fully inherited the Secret Alias position. Irenaeus does not seem trustworthy in the least. He seems to be highly agenda driven.
by lsayre
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Irenaeus identify John with Jesus without knowing it?
Replies: 20
Views: 8074

Re: Did Irenaeus identify John with Jesus without knowing it?

Why would the Jews go to a man who was not a Jew to receive baptism? Or receive baptism from a man who did not believe in their God, and to them was thereby effectively a Gentile, or a turncoat of some sort.