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by andrewcriddle
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: About another Gospel incipit without John the Baptist
Replies: 17
Views: 516

Re: About another Gospel incipit without John the Baptist

Note the very strange way by Peter Shafer to argue that Pilate was known "someway" in the Talmud: Jesus was close to the government (and therefore the herald went out forty days before the execution to ask for other witnesses); this detail does not belong to the Baraita but is the answer to Ulla’s ...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Messiah ben Joseph & Galilee; Messiah ben David & Judea.
Replies: 72
Views: 22109

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

Hi Neil Have you read Peter Schafer's The Jewish Jesus ? This suggests (in chapter 9) that although the idea of the Messiah ben Joseph/Ephraim who is slain in battle is independent of Christianity, the suffering Messiah as found particularly in Pesiqta Rabbati is a response to Christianity. Andrew ...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Messiah ben Joseph & Galilee; Messiah ben David & Judea.
Replies: 72
Views: 22109

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

Odd that, years after these gospel texts were penned, there should be a Jewish tradition which has the Messiah ben Joseph/Ephraim meeting with Israelites in Galilee and then marching to Jerusalem, where, according to a few texts, he is slain. . . . . Or could there have been an earlier Jewish tradi...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The power of failed prophecy.
Replies: 21
Views: 3349

Re: The power of failed prophecy.

I think it is Christian at least in its present form. Joshua/Jesus with hands stretched on fruitful tree. If I understand well, do you think that the "Christianism" in the text is to be founded in the fact that "Joshua/Jesus with hands stretched on fruitful tree" ? Have you considered that the Josh...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Sophia is Justified by her children
Replies: 5
Views: 1820

Re: Sophia is Justified by her children

Could Matthews translation perhaps come from an orthodox perspective then? Might Luke's be the original saying of jesus and inn Matthew later scribes changed it to a more orthodox interpretation of Sophia? I tend to agree that Luke has probably the more original saying and that Matthew has modified...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The power of failed prophecy.
Replies: 21
Views: 3349

Re: The power of failed prophecy.

Thanks for the info. What do you think about the following aocaltyptic prophecy: And one shall come again from heaven, a man Preeminent, whose hands on fruitful tree By far the noblest of the Hebrews stretched, Who at one time did make the sun stand still When he spoke with fair word and holy lips,...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Sophia is Justified by her children
Replies: 5
Views: 1820

Re: Sophia is Justified by her children

Luke 7:35 καὶ ἐδικαιώθη ἡ σοφία ἀπὸ πάντων τῶν τέκνων αὐτῆς. but wisdom is vindicated by all her children.
parallel Matthew 11:19 ...καὶ ἐδικαιώθη ἡ σοφία ἀπὸ τῶν ἔργων αὐτῆς. ...but wisdom is vindicated by her actions.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The power of failed prophecy.
Replies: 21
Views: 3349

Re: The power of failed prophecy.

Some of the Millerites eventually claimed that something did happen in 1844, but it was in heaven, not on earth. I am curious about this particular feature. What happened precisely in heaven, according to Millerites? The cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary. https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Further reason to date Mark after 90 CE (and probably somewhat later)
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: Further reason to date Mark after 90 CE (and probably somewhat later)

The names of Mandaean copyists are preserved in colophons The earliest named Copyist is apparently Slama daughter of Qidra at the end of the 2nd century CE.
Mandaeans
This tends to support a 2nd century CE origin for the Mandaeans in anything like their present form.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1 Cor 2:6-8 talks about a crucifixion happened "before time began"
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: 1 Cor 2:6-8 talks about a crucifixion happened "before time began"

The crucifixion of Christ by the rulers of this age can only happen "before time began " if the rulers of this age have exercised authority since before time began. This is improbable.

Andrew Criddle