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by rakovsky
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How late might the gospels be?
Replies: 175
Views: 2279

Re: How late might the gospels be?

Longstanding consensus among NT scholars has it that Mark was written circa 70. Maybe 65-80 if you ask around. But although the Jewish-Roman war provides a clear basement for dating Mark, Why is that a clear basement for dating Mark to after 65 AD? Mark includes predictions about the destruction of...
by rakovsky
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Replies: 35
Views: 2417

Re: Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Those "walls" did not exist, or left rather no archeological trace. Timber was scarce in the region, as it is today, so if there were barricades they'd have had to have been earthen and stone. That would have meant digging and moving rocks, which would have left a trace. In his writings, Josephus t...
by rakovsky
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Replies: 35
Views: 2417

Re: Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Hello, Stuart. I think that you are saying that the only artifacts from the area are Roman ones, not Jewish ones, and so the area must have been uninhabited at that point. And also you are suggesting from this that there must have been no wall in that area for Jesus to be crucified near. However, we...
by rakovsky
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Replies: 35
Views: 2417

Re: Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The place for the Holy Sepulchre is in a reasonable location for where Golgotha and the tomb could have been. http://www.jesus-story.net/images/Jerus_district.jpg Golgotha was supposedly a hill outside and near the city walls of the time, which is also a reasonable place for where the Romans could h...
by rakovsky
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dating the Gospel of Mark
Replies: 53
Views: 3799

Re: Dating the Gospel of Mark

What are the main arguments for why the Gospel of Mark must have been written after c. 65 AD? But after reading as far as I have, contrary to Crossley's goal, I think I'm even more convinced already that 65-75CE remains the stronger option. It's not that I think Crossley's alternate interpretations ...
by rakovsky
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How late might the gospels be?
Replies: 175
Views: 2279

Re: How late might the gospels be?

Longstanding consensus among NT scholars has it that Mark was written circa 70. Maybe 65-80 if you ask around. But although the Jewish-Roman war provides a clear basement for dating Mark, Why is that a clear basement for dating Mark to after 65 AD? Mark includes predictions about the destruction of...
by rakovsky
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Replies: 35
Views: 2417

Re: Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Supposedly the Church of the Holy Sepulchre covers several ancient sites like Golgotha. Golgotha should have been a prominent place. It seems likely that they would have gotten at least hat location right.
by rakovsky
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Naked with Jesus = Apostleship
Replies: 56
Views: 5100

Re: Naked with Jesus = Apostleship

Ancient Greek Etymology From ἀποστέλλω ("I send off") from ἀπό- ("from") and στέλλω ("I set"). https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E1%BC%80%CF%80%CF%8C%CF%83%CF%84%CE%BF%CE%BB%CE%BF%CF%82#Ancient_Greek That looks pretty clear. Can someone summarize in one paragraph some of their best proofs that "Naked...
by rakovsky
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Claim: Melito of Sardis' De Baptismo Discovered
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: Claim: Melito of Sardis' De Baptismo Discovered

Do people think it's the same work?
by rakovsky
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Chasing Hegesippus: a short commentary
Replies: 28
Views: 3747

Re: Chasing Hegesippus: a short commentary

Peter, I like your idea of finding new references to Hegessippus. Your work is interesting, but your thesis is still a bit confusing for me. I think your thesis is that some writers like Eusebius called Hegessipus "Josephus", and so we should look for references to "Josephus" that don't match the 1s...