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by FJVermeiren
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Does Romans 1:23 refer to Roman legion standards?
Replies: 7
Views: 5742

Re: Does Romans 1:23 refer to Roman legion standards?

Today I consulted Roman Military Equipment from the Punic Wars to the Fall of Rome . The most relevant passage goes as follows: Dracones were most likely first brought to Roman attention by Sarmatian contacts during the Civil War, or through Domitian's Danubian wars. The type is first seen with a wo...
by FJVermeiren
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Does Romans 1:23 refer to Roman legion standards?
Replies: 7
Views: 5742

Re: Does Romans 1:23 refer to Roman legion standards?

If you google Roman banners, you can see birds and other animals on them, though I didn't see any with reptiles. At first sight the draco seems to be a late development. On the Roman Army Talk forum (https://www.romanarmytalk.com/rat/thread-21744.html) the following is mentioned on 11/03/2012 (with...
by FJVermeiren
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The ‘wooden house’ of Sibylline Oracles 8:198 and the appearance of the messiah
Replies: 4
Views: 3953

The ‘wooden house’ of Sibylline Oracles 8:198 and the appearance of the messiah

Sibylline Oracles 8:198 goes as follows: αἰφνίδιος δἑ βροτοὑς ξύλινος δόμος ἀμφικαλύψῃ. In Charlesworth’s The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha vol. 1, J.J. Collins translates this verse as follows: Suddenly a wooden house will cover men round about . Collins does not comment this verse, nor does C. Ale...
by FJVermeiren
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Galatians 1:1-12, Paul’s most fundamental anti-Roman cryptogram
Replies: 6
Views: 6311

Re: Galatians 1:1-12, Paul’s most fundamental anti-Roman cryptogram

In Hidden Transcripts and the Arts of Resistance - Applying the Work of James C. Scott to Jesus and Paul Neil Elliott discusses Strategies of Resistance and Hidden Transcripts in the Pauline Communities (p. 97-122). Supported by recent scholarship Elliott shows that Paul built his communities as a c...
by FJVermeiren
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Journal of the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting...
Replies: 1
Views: 2389

Re: Journal of the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting...

Thank you SG for drawing attention to the latest issue of JJMJS. I have read Evans’ and van Putten’s article “I am the Messiah and I Can Revive the Dead” – A Critical Note on T.S. NS 164.26, a Fragment of the Toledot Yeshu , which is part of this JJMJS issue, with great enthusiasm. Especially the En...
by FJVermeiren
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Jesus participate in a mission to Rome?
Replies: 5
Views: 2683

Re: Did Jesus participate in a mission to Rome?

In Life 13-16 Josephus describes an embassy to Nero's court in Rome to plea for the liberation of Jewish priests. The involvement of Felix and the year (64 CE) point in the direction of Paul. Mark 1:12-13 seems to be the encoded account of Jesus’ participation in this embassy. The temptation pericop...
by FJVermeiren
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Jesus participate in a mission to Rome?
Replies: 5
Views: 2683

Did Jesus participate in a mission to Rome?

The temptation of Jesus, which Mark related in its most condensed form (1:12-13), is traditionally explained as a period of fasting and purification in the Judean desert prior to Jesus’ ministry in Galilee. It is possible, however, that these verses are telling a different story. Nestle-Aland transl...
by FJVermeiren
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The stilling of the storm, a coded account of the Roman cavalry attack on Tarichaeae
Replies: 0
Views: 2424

The stilling of the storm, a coded account of the Roman cavalry attack on Tarichaeae

Recently I announced the blog article The Tarichaean episode of the war against the Romans in Mark 3:7-12 and Matthew 8:18 on this forum. At that moment I thought that these two fragments were the only ones to tell the story of the Tarichaean episode of the war, but after rereading Mark chapter 4 I ...
by FJVermeiren
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul's proprietary invention of "the gospel"
Replies: 14
Views: 10850

Re: Paul's proprietary invention of "the gospel"

In my opinion there is a serious problem with the title and the OP of this thread, and with Mason’s article quoted in the OP. Below I will discuss my objections against the following sentences of Mason’s article. The novelty of Christian usage [of the word euangelion ] is unmistakable. It was somet...
by FJVermeiren
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul's proprietary invention of "the gospel"
Replies: 14
Views: 10850

Re: Paul's proprietary invention of "the gospel"

In my opinion there is a serious problem with the title and the OP of this thread, and with Mason’s article quoted in the OP. Below I will discuss my objections against the following sentences of Mason’s article. The novelty of Christian usage [of the word euangelion ] is unmistakable. It was someth...