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by Secret Alias
Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Thrasyllan edition of Plato and the core Christian canon.
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: The Thrasyllan edition of Plato and the core Christian canon.

This also might explain why the Church Fathers like Eusebius were able to have only tacit acceptance or ambivalence for certain documents that were placed after the Pauline epistles i.e. 2 Peter etc
by Secret Alias
Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Thrasyllan edition of Plato and the core Christian canon.
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: The Thrasyllan edition of Plato and the core Christian canon.

BRILLIANT!!! With science we are always looking for improved hypotheses.
by Secret Alias
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The Logic of the Talmud
Replies: 4
Views: 21

Re: The Logic of the Talmud

I really think there is a relationship between cultures that really have traditionally taken the LOGIC of religion seriously (the Jews, Irish, Italians for instance) and those who have developed advanced comedy skills. It's easy to just follow the logic of these books - to just surrender to the assa...
by Secret Alias
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The Logic of the Talmud
Replies: 4
Views: 21

The Logic of the Talmud

A young man knocks on the door of a great Talmudic scholar. "Rabbi, I wish to study Talmud." “Do you know Aramaic?” “No." “Hebrew?” “No." “Have you ever studied Torah?” “No, Rabbi, but I graduated from Harvard summa cum laude in philosophy, and received a PhD from Yale. I'd like to round out my educ...
by Secret Alias
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?
Replies: 35
Views: 1122

Re: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?

You'd have thought God would have updated his title in the last 2000 years. We don't esteem 'craftsmen' the way we did in antiquity. He'd likely call himself 'CEO.' 'director' or something more lofty I'd suspect. δημιουργός would seem to be an unnecessarily antiquated terminology in 2020.
by Secret Alias
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?
Replies: 35
Views: 1122

Re: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?

While it was outside my immediate point about the number of corrupt or forged texts among the early writings of the Church, Marcion is connected with a mystic gospel of Mark in the Philosophumena, a third century adaption of Irenaeus's Against Heresies.
by Secret Alias
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?
Replies: 35
Views: 1122

Re: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?

What is the basis of your theory that "secret mark" is associated with Marcion? I am not sure my immediate interest in Marcion was explicitly related to Secret Mark. I was trying to explain to another participant that the fact that the discovery might be a forgery - either ancient or modern - doesn...
by Secret Alias
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?
Replies: 35
Views: 1122

Re: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?

Some observations: 1. 'Achamoth' is an inaccurate Patristic attempt to render חכמת into Greek. Odd to chose it as an identity. 2. I just finished saying or writing that I don't know what 'authentic' even means any more. All surviving Christian texts are corrupt to some extent. I only said that it wa...
by Secret Alias
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?
Replies: 35
Views: 1122

Re: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?

The 'spurious' writings in Eusebius: Since we are dealing with this subject it is proper to sum up the writings of the New Testament which have been already mentioned. First then must be put the holy quaternion of the Gospels; following them the Acts of the Apostles. After this must be reckoned the ...