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by rakovsky
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: THE GOSPEL OF THOMAS (50-140) Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 434

Re: THE GOSPEL OF THOMAS (50-140) Questions

Thanks for your thoughtful reply.
by rakovsky
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: THE GOSPEL OF THOMAS (50-140) Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 434

THE GOSPEL OF THOMAS (50-140) Questions

The Gospel of Thomas is arranged into Sayings. Here are the Sayings lined up with the Coptic and Greek versions, with correlating Bible verses under them. http://www.thenazareneway.com/thomasgospel.htm (Question 1) Is the Greek version of the Gospel of Thomas non-gnostic, authored by a mainstream Ch...
by rakovsky
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: HELLENISTIC SYNAGOGAL PRAYERS in the Apostolic Constitutions (100 - 380 AD) Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 2418

Re: HELLENISTIC SYNAGOGAL PRAYERS in the Apostolic Constitutions (100 - 380 AD) Questions

Nice reply. To answer your last question, I am reading all the potential first century writings about Christianity, and the Early Writings website dates it to 100 AD or later, which is right at the end of the first century.
by rakovsky
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: First Century Christian Writings Missing from our Forum's Website
Replies: 168
Views: 66260

Re: First Century Christian Writings Missing from our Forum's Website

Could the Gospel of the Ebionites be a first century document? Encyclopedia Britannica says: The Ebionite movement may have arisen about the time of the destruction of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem (ad 70). Its members evidently left Palestine to avoid persecution and settled in Transjordan (notabl...
by rakovsky
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: HELLENISTIC SYNAGOGAL PRAYERS in the Apostolic Constitutions (100 - 380 AD) Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 2418

HELLENISTIC SYNAGOGAL PRAYERS in the Apostolic Constitutions (100 - 380 AD) Questions

The Hellenistic Synagogal Prayers are a set of prayers in Books 7-8 of the 4th century Apostolic Constitutions that Christians adapted from synagogue prayers. The Prayers start on p. 677 in Charlesworth's The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha: https://books.google.com/books?id=RU77ekrD_vIC The Apostolic ...
by rakovsky
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 3 BARUCH (1st - 3rd century) Question
Replies: 0
Views: 3169

3 BARUCH (1st - 3rd century) Question

Also known as the Greek Apocalypse of Baruch, it is ascribed to Baruch ben Neriah, the 6th c. BC scribe of Jeremiah. This link has the Greek and Slavonic texts' versions: http://www.ma.huji.ac.il/~kazhdan/Shneider/apocr2010/3%20Baruch%20OTP.pdf (Question) Is 3 Baruch a Jewish work with later Christi...
by rakovsky
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: MARTYRDOM AND ASCENSION OF ISAIAH (1st - early 3rd century AD) Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 3073

Re: MARTYRDOM AND ASCENSION OF ISAIAH (1st - early 3rd century AD) Questions

Thanks, Bernard. One theory that I read was that the Martyrdom was the original, Jewish part, whereas the Ascension was added later. But I read another theory that sounds true to me that proposes that the Vision at the end was part of the original document, and the Martyrdom served to build up credi...
by rakovsky
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: MARTYRDOM AND ASCENSION OF ISAIAH (1st - early 3rd century AD) Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 3073

MARTYRDOM AND ASCENSION OF ISAIAH (1st - early 3rd century AD) Questions

The Apostolic Constitutions and an Armenian Bible listed the Martyrdom and Ascension of Isaiah (heretofore "Ascension of Isaiah") as apocryphal, and the existence of manuscripts in numerous translations suggest that it once had widespread use. The text for the Martyrdom and Ascension of Isaiah can b...
by rakovsky
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The seven veils.
Replies: 42
Views: 25236

Re: The seven veils.

I came across this today about the 4th-5th c. Vision of Theophilus, and I found the quote relevant, so I decided to share it. This is a modern summary of its contents: The next story takes place in Qenis (pp. 24–26), where the family encounter a friend of Joseph from Judea whose possessed son is exo...