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by rakovsky
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: First Century Christian Writings Missing from our Forum's Website
Replies: 152
Views: 41544

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

I guess that the earliest date for the Testament of Isaac could be the 1st century because the Early Jewish Writings page for it says:: M. Delcor (no. 507, p. 83) affirms its earliness, suggesting because of affinities with the Dead Sea Scrolls that it may come from approximately the same milieu and...
by rakovsky
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: TESTAMENT OF ABRAHAM (1st-2nd century) Questions
Replies: 0
Views: 28

TESTAMENT OF ABRAHAM (1st-2nd century) Questions

You can find a full text in Charlesworth's book: https://books.google.com/books?id=TNdeolWctsQC&pg=PA869&lpg=PA869&dq=%22testament+of+abraham%22+christian&source=bl&ots=swlhTfBDC3&sig=5FpuCm8OhbaWdRo0zJ8FGJTWopU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjroP7R6OLRAhVKz2MKHTxpBgIQ6AEIfjAT#v=onepage&q=%22testament%20of%2...
by rakovsky
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: TESTAMENT OF ADAM (1st - 4th c.) Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: TESTAMENT OF ADAM (1st - 4th c.) Questions

Wow. This is impressive. What does Lxx over Jubilees mean? An alternative where one goes by the LXX instead of by Jubilees?
by rakovsky
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: TESTAMENT OF ADAM (1st - 4th c.) Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 234

TESTAMENT OF ADAM (1st - 4th c.) Questions

It is in: The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, ed. by James H. Charlesworth (which relies on the Syriac texts) (https://books.google.com/books?id=TNdeolWctsQC&pg=PA990&lpg=PA990&dq=%22Testament+of+Adam%22+greek&source=bl&ots=sxicPdAJCX&sig=ACfU3U2Ad1pnseO5uBYD5nvvbAf-WLqntA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwijvMKv...
by rakovsky
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What is the real relationship between the Testamonium and the stories of Paulina and Fulvia?
Replies: 39
Views: 4033

Re: What is the real relationship between the Testamonium and the stories of Paulina and Fulvia?

Ken, I think that you are suggesting that the coincidences between Jesus' and Paul's stories and the stories of Paulina and Fulvia are just that - coincidences and not real allusions. You are also suggesting that before the 17th century, earlier writers didn't perceive the story of Paulina to refer ...
by rakovsky
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: EPISTLE TO THE LAODICEANS (1st-4th century) Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 329

EPISTLE TO THE LAODICEANS (1st-4th century) Questions

(Question 1) When Paul told the Colossians to "read the letter from Laodicea" (Col. 4:16), did Paul mean that (A) he wrote a letter to the Laodiceans, (B) he wrote a letter to others (eg. to the Ephesians) who sent it to Laodicea, and he wants the Laodiceans to share it with the Colossians, or (C) ...
by rakovsky
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What is the real relationship between the Testamonium and the stories of Paulina and Fulvia?
Replies: 39
Views: 4033

Re: What is the real relationship between the Testamonium and the stories of Paulina and Fulvia?

I am not aware that anyone claimed Josephus was alluding to Jesus in the Paulina story before Johannes Cloppenburg in 1634 . If you know of any writers in the early centuries AD who did, please cite and quote them. Sure, Ken, I made some references in the OP. Karl Kautsky notes in Foundations of Ch...
by rakovsky
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: GOSPEL/TRADITIONS OF MATTHIAS (c. 100-160 AD) Questions.
Replies: 2
Views: 287

GOSPEL/TRADITIONS OF MATTHIAS (c. 100-160 AD) Questions.

The Gospel of Matthias may also be the Traditions of Matthias. Here are two collections of its fragments: http://www.textexcavation.com/traditionsmatthias.html http://earlychristianwritings.com/text/traditionsmatthias.html (Question 1) Was Deacon Nicolas of Acts 6:5 the leader of the Nicolaitans or...