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by andrewcriddle
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How could Paul afford his extensive travels?
Replies: 25
Views: 971

Re: How could Paul afford his extensive travels?

Ulan wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:17 pm
Good point. Of course, we don't know how much Lucian exaggerated.
I have sometimes wondered whether the 'christian phase' of Peregrinus Proteus was an invention by Lucian, so as to show his anti-hero continually drifting from one extreme position to another.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Comparing gMark with 'other' history writings of the time?
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Comparing gMark with 'other' history writings of the time?

I agree completely with your view about the genre of gMark as a continuation of what we find in 'Scriptures'. This view which you have arrived at and have found confirmation for in Baum's article is also the view held at Copenhagen University, and it has been carried forward by my teacher Mogens Mü...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Revealing the son in Paul (Galatians 1:16)
Replies: 24
Views: 2138

Re: Revealing the son in Paul (Galatians 1:16)

They are not creative translations. The English-Greek Reverse Interlinear New Testament translates verse 16 as :to me The translations I have posted earlier show that the choice of , to, in, by, does not depend on religion . It is a trivial difference. The meaning of the verse is clear in every tra...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Fictional Jesus Synthesis
Replies: 115
Views: 7289

Re: Fictional Jesus Synthesis

If the search engine worked over at the archive look up "aa5874." He was legendary. The Michael Jordan of crazy. Try aa5874 Andrew Criddle Interesting. Fortunately not only in the "social context" sense, but I even learned something. A quote from the Homilies on the Acts of the Apostles by John Chr...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Fictional Jesus Synthesis
Replies: 115
Views: 7289

Re: Fictional Jesus Synthesis

Secret Alias wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:26 pm
If the search engine worked over at the archive look up "aa5874." He was legendary. The Michael Jordan of crazy.
Try aa5874

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who axed Acts 8:37?
Replies: 221
Views: 28693

Re: Who axed Acts 8:37?

Exactly. Now, of course it's correct not to look past Irenaeus (and the other Latin fathers, but those are later and from the "same branch"). While the match of 8:37 with the Western text-type may not be perfect, it's generally a good approximation. Irenaeus uses the Western text-type of Acts. The ...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Saint Valentinus
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: Saint Valentinus

Secret Alias wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:51 am
It is curious though the gap between Epiphany and Valentine's day (don't remember what it is off hand but I remember thinking it was significant)
Epiphany to Valentine's Day inclusive is 40 days. (No I do not think this is related to the early history of Lent.)

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Stoicism, Platonism, and the Jewishness of Early Christianity
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: Stoicism, Platonism, and the Jewishness of Early Christianity

One possible issue is that during the period c 50 BCE to c 200 CE there is a general rise in popularity of Platonism at the expense of stoicism. The NT writings come in the early part of this transition, when stoic ideas were more widespread than specifically Platonic ones.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Saint Valentinus
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: Saint Valentinus

Saint Valentine does not appear to be associated with lovers before the middle ages.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gospels as allegories for initiation
Replies: 5
Views: 805

Re: Gospels as allegories for initiation

On the whole the pagan mysteries used pre-existing myths rather than inventing new ones. I think Dionysus may have been a mystery god from the beginning. If not, then maybe the mysteries added his death and resurrection to his pre-existing myth. One problem is that a lot of what is claimed about th...