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by andrewcriddle
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Papias is a liar about the connection Mark/Peter
Replies: 8
Views: 125

Re: Why Papias is a liar about the connection Mark/Peter

The Church of Corinth claimed that it was created by Paul and Peter , when really it was created by Paul only. Idem for the Gospel of Mark. It was claimed in connection someway with Peter, when really it is so completely pauline and anti-petrine. There is clearly a pattern at work, here. Hence the ...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul never attacked Paganism and this is strange
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Paul never attacked Paganism and this is strange

...unless this is evidence that the epistles were written in places very distant from Judea, where the existence of Paganism around was simply assumed without opposition. Digression: Stephen, I know we differ on this, and in fact many points, largely because we hold that the ethnic replacement of J...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Eusebius as a forger.
Replies: 84
Views: 17958

Re: Eusebius as a forger.

I question Inowlocki’s interpretation of the evidence on the issue. The question is what sort of use Eusebius might have made of Origen. To say Eusebius was heavily influenced by Origen is an understatement, and many of his arguments were developments of ones found in Origen. In DE 3.5, prior to ci...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Paul the First to Assert that Jesus was Crucified?
Replies: 73
Views: 19446

Re: Was Paul the First to Assert that Jesus was Crucified?

It seems that the crucifixion is mentioned only once in Romans, at 6:6: We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the sinful body might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. Thus, in Romans, Paul shows no interest in the crucifixion as a historical event, but merel...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why "Egypt" is "where also their Lord was crucified"
Replies: 22
Views: 5024

Re: Why "Egypt" is "where also their Lord was crucified"

In the Book of Revelation P47 and Codex Sinaiticus tend to agree with each other as representatives of one early text type. In the Book of Revelation Codices A and C tend to agree with each other as representatives of another early text type. (The above is true for the Book of Revelation only , it i...
by andrewcriddle
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why are there unattributed quotations in the books?
Replies: 14
Views: 537

Re: Why are there unattributed quotations in the books?

I was browsing "Excerpts of Theodotus" http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/theodotus.html. I'm wondering what explains all the quotations. Some are given attributions, but other are just quotes for no obvious reason. For example: "Shine forth as the sun," or in the sun Why is "Shine forth as...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Could the Emperor Maximinus Prescription of the Acts of Pilate Have Been 'Positive' - i.e. to Support a Particular Sect?
Replies: 21
Views: 846

Re: Could the Emperor Maximinus Prescription of the Acts of Pilate Have Been 'Positive' - i.e. to Support a Particular S

I'm wondering whether the reference of Bishop Timothy to the Acts of Pilate is referring to the apocryphal Christian Acts of Pilate. See http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/gospelnicodemus-roberts.html This says at the beginning In the fifteenth year of the government of Tiberius Caesar, empe...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Alice Whealey And The Testimonium Flavianum
Replies: 26
Views: 4962

Re: Alice Whealey And The Testimonium Flavianum

CD Elledge in Josephus Tacitus and Suetonius... published in Jesus Research: New Methodologies and Perceptions -- The Second Princeton-Prague Symposium on Jesus Research, Princeton 2007 seems sympathetic to Whealey's argument from the versional evidence.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: σταυρός is spelled with an initial ϛ has a value of 777
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: σταυρός is spelled with an initial ϛ has a value of 777

Secret Alias wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:58 am
Do you think the strange Latin spelling of Callixtus reflects use of a digamma?
Spelling possibly influenced by Latin calix "wine cup"
https://www.behindthename.com/name/callixtus

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: σταυρός is spelled with an initial ϛ has a value of 777
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: σταυρός is spelled with an initial ϛ has a value of 777

It is mentioned by James Snapp and in various esoteric works.

Andrew Criddle