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by rakovsky
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Biblindex is Working Again
Replies: 8
Views: 1065

Re: Biblindex is Working Again

What do you type into the DATES section in case you want to search all writings made before 100 AD, such as 1 Clement and the Didache? It says: Date(s) selection : every works written between : ____________ and______________ When I put in 50 on the left hand, it doesn't let me put in anything higher...
by rakovsky
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What evidence is there that gnostic views were original to apostolic Christianity?
Replies: 14
Views: 2089

Re: What evidence is there that gnostic views were original to apostolic Christianity?

Let's think about this. 1. How do we define gnosticism to distinguish it from orthodoxy? The gnostic view saw Jehovah and the Old Testament as the bad demiurge and his book to be bad. They believed, I think, in one whom they considered to be an even higher deity. They also had a dualistic viewpoint ...
by rakovsky
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What evidence is there that gnostic views were original to apostolic Christianity?
Replies: 14
Views: 2089

Re: What evidence is there that gnostic views were original to apostolic Christianity?

In Acts, I think the orthodox apostles evangelize the gnostic Simon Magus and then he goes off on his own thing. I think that scenario is likely to be one of several ways that gnostic sects would have started. I think scenarios like that could well be a re-writing of history ie. the 'orthodox' apos...
by rakovsky
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What evidence is there that gnostic views were original to apostolic Christianity?
Replies: 14
Views: 2089

Re: What evidence is there that gnostic views were original to apostolic Christianity?

In Acts, I think the orthodox apostles evangelize the gnostic Simon Magus and then he goes off on his own thing. Maybe this is analogous to the creation of Christian gnosticism.
by rakovsky
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What evidence is there that gnostic views were original to apostolic Christianity?
Replies: 14
Views: 2089

Re: What evidence is there that gnostic views were original to apostolic Christianity?

Somewhere I remember Peter Kirby proposing the possibility or likelihood that the gnostics better represented Jesus' teachings or desired religious group in the mid 1st century than the orthodox church (eg. Irenaeus and Paul) did. The current view is a "varieties of early Christianity" model with p...
by rakovsky
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What evidence is there that gnostic views were original to apostolic Christianity?
Replies: 14
Views: 2089

Re: What evidence is there that gnostic views were original to apostolic Christianity?

perseusomega9 wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:34 am
:eh:
Somewhere I remember Peter Kirby proposing the possibility or likelihood that the gnostics better represented Jesus' teachings or desired religious group in the mid 1st century than the orthodox church (eg. Irenaeus and Paul) did.
by rakovsky
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What evidence is there that gnostic views were original to apostolic Christianity?
Replies: 14
Views: 2089

What evidence is there that gnostic views were original to apostolic Christianity?

Do you think that Jesus may have selected apostles whom he knew had different views representative of those in Judean society and who could fulfill different tasks? For example, maybe he chose Levi/Matthew for his knowledge of phariseeism and Judaic traditions, Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot fo...
by rakovsky
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The baptism and death of Jesus as bookends (for John2).
Replies: 7
Views: 1362

Re: The baptism and death of Jesus as bookends (for John2).

Good analysis. yes I agree that there is a deliberate parallel between the baptism and death.
by rakovsky
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: New Shroud Test Looks Like a Win For Sanity at the Moment
Replies: 11
Views: 3756

Re: New Shroud Test Looks Like a Win For Sanity at the Moment

"When the volunteer was in (various reclining positions) the blood movement never matched the Shroud," said the study. 1. Maybe the limbs were not in a reclining position when the blood dripped from them? 2. If the Shroud is a fake, it is still a very interesting fake, because of questions like how...