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by Secret Alias
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul and Marcion
Replies: 17
Views: 214

Re: Paul and Marcion

The older I get the less I know
by Secret Alias
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul and Marcion
Replies: 17
Views: 214

Re: Paul and Marcion

If this analysis is correct it would seem that Serapion might have misunderstood the Papian report about the gospel of Mark's relationship to Peter or conversely what Clement says about Mark writing a gospel of Peter and a gospel of Mark. The manner in which Papias and Clement retell the same materi...
by Secret Alias
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul and Marcion
Replies: 17
Views: 214

Re: Paul and Marcion

It is worth taking a second look at Serapion of Antioch: It is probable that others have preserved other memorials of Serapion's literary industry, but there have reached us only those addressed to a certain Domninus, who, in the time of persecution, fell away from faith in Christ to the Jewish will...
by Secret Alias
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul and Marcion
Replies: 17
Views: 214

Re: Paul and Marcion

Also there are the legends that make up the Acts of Peter tradition that Peter went to Rome to convert a follower of Simon Magus named Marcellus the senator. These traditions influenced Hegemonius.
by Secret Alias
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul and Marcion
Replies: 17
Views: 214

Re: Paul and Marcion

What is alleged is that: 1. there is a consistent chain from Justin as to the existence of Marcion - i.e. (a) Marcion references in Justin Apology (b) Irenaeus Against Heresies (c) Tertullian and then (d) others who relied on Irenaeus. 2. but there is evidence that Justin's writings were altered c. ...
by Secret Alias
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The exegetical origins of the feeding of the 5000 (or 4000).
Replies: 26
Views: 1055

Re: The exegetical origins of the feeding of the 5000 (or 4000).

Just a question for Stuart. If the gospel was written as if the main character was Joshua how could the Marcionites have "hated" or been opposed to the Torah?
by Secret Alias
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Letter Stigma
Replies: 28
Views: 283

Re: The Letter Stigma

There is a parallel conception in the Sepher Yetsirah:

The foundations are the twenty-two letters, three mothers, seven double, and twelve single letters.
by Secret Alias
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Letter Stigma
Replies: 28
Views: 283

Re: The Letter Stigma

The Greek alphabet: Α, Β, Γ, Δ, Ε, Ζ, Η, Θ, Ι, Κ, Λ, Μ, Ν, Ξ, Ο, Π, Ρ, Σ, Τ, Υ, Φ, Χ, Ψ, Ω. 7 vowels of Secrets of the Greek Alphabet: Α Ε Η Ι Ο Υ Ω 15 consonants Secrets of the Greek Alphabet: Β Γ Δ Ζ Θ Κ Λ Μ Ν Π Ρ Σ Τ Φ Χ Ψ Letters not represented in the Secrets of the Greek Alphabet Ξ Ψ (both are...
by Secret Alias
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Letter Stigma
Replies: 28
Views: 283

Re: The Letter Stigma

Also it has been argued that the seven Greek vowels = Yahweh is found in the Nag Hammadi text the Sacred Book of the Great invisible Spirit.
by Secret Alias
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Letter Stigma
Replies: 28
Views: 283

Re: The Letter Stigma

Eusebius confirms your suspicions about the seven vowels = the Tetragrammaton: And any one going over the remaining letters of the alphabet, would find that they have been named among the Hebrews each with some cause and reason. For they say also that the combination of the seven vowels contains the...