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by Ben C. Smith
Thu May 24, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Pilate? Could 'Pilate' Have Been a Kind of Fish Spear?
Replies: 12
Views: 80

Re: Why Pilate? Could 'Pilate' Have Been a Kind of Fish Spear?

Secret Alias wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 6:58 pm
I think the evidence drawn from Esperanto is decisive here.
Slam dunk.
by Ben C. Smith
Thu May 24, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Pilate? Could 'Pilate' Have Been a Kind of Fish Spear?
Replies: 12
Views: 80

Why Pilate? Could Pilate have been an exercise guru?

Secret Alias wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 3:42 pm
pltˀ n.m. a type of fish spear
Why Pilate? Could Pilate have been an exercise guru?

5 Power Pilates Moves to Make You a Better Athlete
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by Ben C. Smith
Thu May 24, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Hebrew
Replies: 28
Views: 2031

Re: Hebrew

Hebrew is a very rich language and it's affinity with it's sibling languages is lost, What linguistic illiteracy. Hebrew is very recognizably related to Aramaic, Arabic, Akkadian, and other Semitic languages. It is not, however, very recognizably related to Indo-European languages like Greek. Ethan...
by Ben C. Smith
Thu May 24, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Pilate? Because of "Paltos": the demiurge
Replies: 7
Views: 55

Re: Why Pilate? Because of "Paltos": the demiurge

Secret Alias wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 9:26 am
Have I mentioned that I cringe when I see any thread begin with the words "Why Pilate? ..."
Same.
by Ben C. Smith
Thu May 24, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the Longer Ending
Replies: 46
Views: 4044

Re: On the Longer Ending

Ben, I genuinely intend no offense, but I believe your responses here are somewhat disingenuous. In what way? You have me very confused. In the sense that you seem to believe that it could be genuine, given all the other doctrinal squabbles we are so well informed about, that we only have the faint...
by Ben C. Smith
Thu May 24, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the Longer Ending
Replies: 46
Views: 4044

Re: On the Longer Ending

I guess my simplistic point is this. If we accept that the LE was missing from the majority of Gk MSS in the 4th Century, it has somehow found its way back into the vast majority of the extant Gk MSS available today. My point is, by what process has it been repatriated into our extant copies? By yo...
by Ben C. Smith
Thu May 24, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the Longer Ending
Replies: 46
Views: 4044

Re: On the Longer Ending

I guess my simplistic point is this. If we accept that the LE was missing from the majority of Gk MSS in the 4th Century, it has somehow found its way back into the vast majority of the extant Gk MSS available today. My point is, by what process has it been repatriated into our extant copies? By yo...
by Ben C. Smith
Thu May 24, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark 16:9-20 in the Early Fathers
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Mark 16:9-20 in the Early Fathers

Ben, I was reading your page here, concerning the testimony of the early fathers as to their knowledge or otherwise of Mark 16:9-20. http://www.textexcavation.com/marcanendings.html#jerome You make the point that: Jerome, then, as touches the Greek textual tradition at any rate, backs up the Eusebi...
by Ben C. Smith
Thu May 24, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the Longer Ending
Replies: 46
Views: 4044

Re: On the Longer Ending

I guess my simplistic point is this. If we accept that the LE was missing from the majority of Gk MSS in the 4th Century, it has somehow found its way back into the vast majority of the extant Gk MSS available today. My point is, by what process has it been repatriated into our extant copies? By yo...
by Ben C. Smith
Wed May 23, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 'First Century Mark' Now Dated to Second/Third Centuries
Replies: 15
Views: 171

Re: 'First Century Mark' Now Dated to Second/Third Centuries

Thanks for this. Nice to have what is probably the earliest extant scrap of Mark. Just not as early as reported. No huge surprise there.