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by andrewcriddle
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?
Replies: 63
Views: 23096

Re: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?

................................................................... On a point arising, the supposed mention of a James by Josephus is much weaker evidence for a sighting of an intimate of Jesus than Paul's remarks. Origen's misrecollection of what he read in Antiquities book 20 and the subsequent ...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 'Domitian and the Persecution That Didn’t Happen'
Replies: 11
Views: 2068

Re: 'Domitian and the Persecution That Didn’t Happen'

The number of Christians who died for their faith under Domitian was probably small. However, it does seem likely that the official position of Christians changed for the worse under Domitian. From the Letter of Pliny we learn that Pliny regards Christianity as illegal although he is unsure of the p...
by andrewcriddle
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Proof that Roman Church Established the Official Christianity of the Empire in the late second/early third century
Replies: 27
Views: 1816

Re: Proof that Roman Church Established the Official Christianity of the Empire in the late second/early third century

In 204-206 (when Abgar visited Rome) both were almost certainly bishops. This is interesting. I am not asking this with any hostility. This was a historically certain event? Cassius Dio This fact was reported to the emperor by those who were on the look-out for such things, and the man was suddenly...
by andrewcriddle
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Proof that Roman Church Established the Official Christianity of the Empire in the late second/early third century
Replies: 27
Views: 1816

Re: Proof that Roman Church Established the Official Christianity of the Empire in the late second/early third century

Based on what? The mention in Eusebius Book 5? The replacement of Serapion by Asclepiades happened around the accession to sole rule of Caracalla in 211 (The accession of Asclepiades is mentioned in a letter by Alexander bishop of Jerusalem who became bishop around the time of Caracalla's accession...
by andrewcriddle
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Proof that Roman Church Established the Official Christianity of the Empire in the late second/early third century
Replies: 27
Views: 1816

Re: Proof that Roman Church Established the Official Christianity of the Empire in the late second/early third century

But surely the bottom line is that you don't expect absolute accuracy in the chronologies. It's not like if you had a time machine and you set it to a particular year we'd 'know' who was the bishop of a given city. I agree the chronologies are inaccurate but it seems reasonably clear that Serapion ...
by andrewcriddle
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Proof that Roman Church Established the Official Christianity of the Empire in the late second/early third century
Replies: 27
Views: 1816

Re: Proof that Roman Church Established the Official Christianity of the Empire in the late second/early third century

Burkitt suggests that the origins of the association of Palut and Zephyrinus is that Zephyrinus was bishop of Rome when the pro-Christian Abgar IX (VIII) of Edessa visited Rome in c 204 CE.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Help Mark 9:29?
Replies: 14
Views: 1139

Re: Help Mark 9:29?

Friend if you can help me once more is there any reference or quote from Clement in luke 3:16? AS well as the information at http://earlywritings.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5005#p97363 We have from http://gnosis.org/library/excr.htm Eclogues 25 XXV. John says: "I indeed baptize you with water, b...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Proof that Roman Church Established the Official Christianity of the Empire in the late second/early third century
Replies: 27
Views: 1816

Re: Proof that Roman Church Established the Official Christianity of the Empire in the late second/early third century

But since they ruled in successive reigns that's entirely possible any way. Look at the way Callistus was freed under Victor, was deacon under Zephyrinus and finally became bishop of Rome a lot later. I'm not sure I'm understanding you. I entirely agree that there was a period of overlap during whi...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Proof that Roman Church Established the Official Christianity of the Empire in the late second/early third century
Replies: 27
Views: 1816

Re: Proof that Roman Church Established the Official Christianity of the Empire in the late second/early third century

And on the question of the dating of Zephyrinus there are some interesting questions: 1. when does the Roman Episcopal list (used here and in Irenaeus, Hegesippus end - i.e. in what year? In Hegesippus it is clear that the earliest episcopal list ends at the time of Anicetus (Ανίκητος). Let's suppo...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Help Mark 9:29?
Replies: 14
Views: 1139

Re: Help Mark 9:29?

s Clement referring to Mark? Nestle aland 27 and 28 and Ubs 4 and 5 excluded from the critical apparatus Clement is almost certainly referring to Mark. The only real parallel Matthew 17:21 appears to be a later addition (from Mark) to the text of Matthew and was probably not in Clement's copy of Ma...