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by andrewcriddle
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: An Office without an Origi(/e)n: Redescribing the Priesthood in Early Christianity
Replies: 3
Views: 4520

Re: An Office without an Origi(/e)n: Redescribing the Priesthood in Early Christianity

Origen was an ordained presbyter. On what basis do you say that, Andrew? Eusebius Church History book 6 4. At this time Origen was sent to Greece on account of a pressing necessity in connection with ecclesiastical affairs, and went through Palestine, and was ordained as presbyter in Cæsarea by the...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?
Replies: 35
Views: 1113

Re: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?

There’s no consensus yet, but it may be, partly by unintended consequence, slowly arriving. Geoffrey Smith recently showed persuasively (in LMWsymposium.com) that the letter by “Clement” (his quotation marks) was composed sometime after Eusebius’ History, so not by Clement. And, I add, if Clement o...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: in the Gnostic tradition the women could make Jesus risen
Replies: 45
Views: 3645

Re: in the Gnostic tradition the women could make Jesus risen

One argument for a late date of On the Origin of the World is the concept of Adam of Light which as Adamas of Light seems to be a Manichaean idea.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Pray for your enemies.
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: Pray for your enemies.

Romans 12:14-21 seems relevant. It has a similar theme to the synoptic passages but has blessing ones enemies instead of loving them. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do no...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Peter's Arrival in Rome in the Acts of Peter
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Peter's Arrival in Rome in the Acts of Peter

iIn the Acts of Peter as they now survive, Peter arrives in Rome to combat Simon after Paul's arrival in and temporary departure from Rome during the reign of Nero. However it also says And as they prayed and fasted, God was already teaching Peter at Jerusalem of that which should come to pass. For ...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Peter in Rome and Eusebius
Replies: 31
Views: 10697

Re: Peter in Rome and Eusebius

The Didascalia (early to mid 3rd century) has Now the beginning of heresies was on this wise. Satan clothed himself in a certain Simon, one that was a magician and his minister of old; and when we, by the gift of the Lord our God and by the power of the Holy Spirit, were working miracles of healing ...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How Does Christianity Work?
Replies: 54
Views: 16200

Re: How Does Christianity Work?

It may be worth noting the 3rd? century Untitled Text
And the stretching out of his hands is the manifestation of the cross. The stretching out of the cross is the ennead on the right side and on the left. The sprouting of the cross is the incomprehensible man.
Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Papias's Seven Elders match the seven disciples in Pistis Sophia
Replies: 5
Views: 2029

Re: Papias's Seven Elders match the seven disciples in Pistis Sophia

http://gnosis.org/library/pistis-sophia/index.htm are you sure that it is the coptic version? Pistis Sophia survives only in Coptic. All translations ultimately derive from the Coptic. The translation I linked to is basically a translation into English of a Latin translation of the Coptic revised o...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Papias's Seven Elders match the seven disciples in Pistis Sophia
Replies: 5
Views: 2029

Re: Papias's Seven Elders match the seven disciples in Pistis Sophia

Can someone give a link to a translation available in internet of the coptic version of the Pistis Sophia ? I have found this but it is in German, where I can only find the list of the first 6 names above: Während Jesus aber (die) dieses sprach, | befanden sich 358 Thomas , Andreas , Jakobus und Si...
by andrewcriddle
Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Order of writings in the Hebrew Bible
Replies: 0
Views: 2123

Order of writings in the Hebrew Bible

In the Septuagint and Bibles influenced thereby we have the order Psalms Proverbs Ecclesiastes Song of Solomon.
I suspect this goes back to an earlier sequence in the Hebrew Bible.

Is there any hard evidence for this ?

Andrew Criddle