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by Secret Alias
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Essenes called "Samaritans" ? "Samaritans" in Egypt
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Essenes called "Samaritans" ? "Samaritans" in Egypt

Why doesn't anyone ever acknowledge 'hey our information from antiquity is shit.' The people reporting these things weren't exactly smart. There are corruptions in the transmission of their original information and - quite frankly - their reporting when clear is usually based on hearsay, half-truths...
by Secret Alias
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Indisputable Historical Facts About Early Christianity
Replies: 0
Views: 13

Indisputable Historical Facts About Early Christianity

I thought I would make a thread about indisputable historical facts about early Christianity. I don't think there are a lot of things which are certain about the tradition. My best stab at it: 1. the narrative outlining the ministry of Jesus was called the gospel. 2. the earliest known New Testament...
by Secret Alias
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: There is No Actual REAL Evidence Marcion Ever Falsified Luke
Replies: 18
Views: 800

Re: There is No Actual REAL Evidence Marcion Ever Falsified Luke

For instance, what if we were to make a thread containing 'all the verifiable facts about early Christianity.' Imagine how small a list that would be. Maybe I should start that thread ...
by Secret Alias
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: There is No Actual REAL Evidence Marcion Ever Falsified Luke
Replies: 18
Views: 800

Re: There is No Actual REAL Evidence Marcion Ever Falsified Luke

The better line of inquiry is to ask what prompted the Fathers to write these things
by Secret Alias
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Secret Mark
Replies: 4
Views: 3493

Re: Secret Mark

Morton Smith had been promoting his theory that early Christians had secret occult sexually-related rituals Direct me to a publication pre 1958 please .... You realize that in Clement of Alexandria and a Secret Gospel of Mark this appears as a tentative statement in a footnote. And what does "sexua...
by Secret Alias
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Demonstrating Q (Quelle) was a document and "Luke" did not know gMatthew.
Replies: 73
Views: 1336

Re: Demonstrating Q (Quelle) was a document and "Luke" did not know gMatthew.

There has never been a Lukan community. Even Irenaeus makes Marcion's attachment a shotgun wedding
by Secret Alias
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: There is No Actual REAL Evidence Marcion Ever Falsified Luke
Replies: 18
Views: 800

Re: There is No Actual REAL Evidence Marcion Ever Falsified Luke

Flavor of the month I guess. The relationship with Justin, the reference to the second author of Against Marcion as an apostate, the fourfold gospel, the fact that Eusebius is the first person to identify a continuous "gospel harmony" with Tatian, the fact that Rhodon addresses Callistos (Callistiwn...
by Secret Alias
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: There is No Actual REAL Evidence Marcion Ever Falsified Luke
Replies: 18
Views: 800

Re: There is No Actual REAL Evidence Marcion Ever Falsified Luke

FWIW I think version 1 of Against Marcion was written by Justin, version 2 Irenaeus who may have been Tatian and version 3 = Tertullian.
by Secret Alias
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The tetrarchies in Luke 3.1-2.
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: The tetrarchies in Luke 3.1-2.

Could be part of an understanding that the "word of God" i.e. the gospel was meant to in four parts.