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by andrewcriddle
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Justin's silence on John the Baptist is very strong
Replies: 11
Views: 848

Re: Justin's silence on John the Baptist is very strong

The Dialogue With Trypho mentions John the Baptist e.g. But the Dialogue with Trypho was not written by Justin. The Dialogue (35) assumes a Marcion who is already famous at a global* level. But Marcion was expelled from the Church of Rome only in 144 CE. He couldn't be known nor hated by Justin if ...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Epiphanius on the Ebionites
Replies: 102
Views: 4168

Re: Epiphanius on the Ebionites

Of course I can't do anything with this if no one can find what Lightfoot supposedly saw. And now that I take another look at the book (I had copied it from an older thread), I see I had typed it wrong. It actually says, "Lightfoot says that he [Ebion] is mentioned in the Jerusalem Talmud as one of...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Justin's silence on John the Baptist is very strong
Replies: 11
Views: 848

Re: Justin's silence on John the Baptist is very strong

The Dialogue With Trypho mentions John the Baptist e.g. Justin: Now, it is possible to see among us women and men who possess gifts of the Spirit of God; so that it was prophesied that the powers enumerated by Isaiah would come upon Him, not because He needed power, but because these would not conti...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Luke mitigated “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?”
Replies: 3
Views: 1260

Re: Why Luke mitigated “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?”

Chrysostomus, Ad. Phil. 2:7. If he had truly become man, he would have ceased to be god. http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/230207.htm Not Chrysostom. Possibly Tertullian On the flesh of Christ You cannot express any apprehension that, if He had been born and truly clothed Himself with man's nature, ...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Traces of Patripassianism in Acts 20:28
Replies: 3
Views: 1686

Re: Traces of Patripassianism in Acts 20:28

Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood. (Acts 20:28) It is God himself who suffers in the flesh. I am wondering if the Patripassianism is connected someway with separationism...
by andrewcriddle
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Guillet: the Pillars didn't know that Jesus was crucified
Replies: 17
Views: 1857

Re: Guillet: the Pillars didn't know that Jesus was crucified

I read only this: Marc n'ignore pas, toutefois, que, selon un usage qu'Hadrien devait règlementer, les soldats qui procédaient aux exécutions se partageaient les vêtements des suppliciés (Digeste XLVII.XX). (p. 136) Well, if you can find which passage he is referring to in the actual text, please l...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why didn't Pilate inform Tiberius about the death of Jesus?
Replies: 5
Views: 943

Re: Why didn't Pilate inform Tiberius about the death of Jesus?

One possibility is that Pilate did make a report to Tiberius which was filed away and forgotten.

Even if someone in the time of Trajan or later wanted to search for reports made to Tiberius by Pilate about Jesus, I doubt if it would have been possible to find it.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Three Assumptions
Replies: 112
Views: 36203

Re: Three Assumptions

Given that there was no oral tradition then the gospel/epistles were written accounts of events previously unknown to the reader. Presumably a reader of such accounts would have no social memory of these events. . . . . readers of the gospel/epistle accounts at the time these texts were written cou...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Messiah ben Joseph & Galilee; Messiah ben David & Judea.
Replies: 77
Views: 63596

Re: Messiah ben Joseph & Galilee; Messiah ben David & Judea.

I do not think the figure of ben Stada was originally in any way linked to Jesus. That is how it seems to me, as well. Sanhedrin 67a in the Babylonian Talmud comes off to me as an attempt to reconcile the two parts of a somewhat awkwardly fused ben Stada/Pantera figure. How does it seem to you? I t...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Messiah ben Joseph & Galilee; Messiah ben David & Judea.
Replies: 77
Views: 63596

Re: Messiah ben Joseph & Galilee; Messiah ben David & Judea.

....................................... But Schafer, to my mind, opens himself up to serious criticism with his statement of methodology in Jesus in the Talmud p.7: Unlike Maier and many of his predecessors, I start with the deliberately naive assumption that the relevant sources do refer to the fi...