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by andrewcriddle
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The closing chapters of 1 Clement
Replies: 22
Views: 362

Re: The closing chapters of 1 Clement

Andrew, The Church Fathers are far less reliable than any other sources. I have looked at Irenaeus, Tertullian, Origen and Justin and found them all to have problems with significant amounts of later or interpolated material. I suspect the same is true with Clement, but I admit I have not yet attem...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Epiphanius gives evidence that James could't be the carnal brother of Jesus
Replies: 31
Views: 312

Re: Epiphanius gives evidence that James could't be the carnal brother of Jesus

Someone says that Epiphanius, being later, wrote from a position of relative security. So he would be more reliable in comparison to, for example, Justin. The claims of Epiphanius here, only have value if he had access to earlier written sources about James, Maybe he did, but we need some evidence....
by andrewcriddle
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The closing chapters of 1 Clement
Replies: 22
Views: 362

Re: The closing chapters of 1 Clement

Codex Hierosolymitanus which contains the full Greek text of 1 and 2 Clement was discovered in 1873 and the Clementine texts published 2 years later. Andrew Criddle It is dated precisely to 1056 AD (11th century) by a scribe named Leo. A full list is here http://www.tertullian.org/rpearse/manuscrip...
by andrewcriddle
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The closing chapters of 1 Clement
Replies: 22
Views: 362

Re: The closing chapters of 1 Clement

Codex Hierosolymitanus which contains the full Greek text of 1 and 2 Clement was discovered in 1873 and the Clementine texts published 2 years later.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The baptism and death of Jesus as bookends (for John2).
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: The baptism and death of Jesus as bookends (for John2).

Philo Lifr of Moses Book II has something similar to Josephus about the sacred veils representing the cosmos XVII. (84) Moreover the architect surrounded the tabernacle with very beautiful woven work of all kinds, employing work of hyacinth colour, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen for the tap...
by andrewcriddle
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Pope Paul III: Jesus is avatar of Mithras
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Pope Paul III: Jesus is avatar of Mithras

The source seems to be https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=-WZHAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA203&lpg=RA1-PA203&dq=mendoza+pope+paul+mithras&source=bl&ots=QWpR4fn3Aw&sig=crSY3WwmdTa7h-1ivlRNHx5pWtA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjznuiX0eDcAhVByxoKHRJFCngQ6AEwC3oECAEQAQ#v=onepage&q=mendoza%20pope%20paul%20mithras&f=false...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Pope Paul III: Jesus is avatar of Mithras
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Pope Paul III: Jesus is avatar of Mithras

The source seems to be https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=-WZHAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA203&lpg=RA1-PA203&dq=mendoza+pope+paul+mithras&source=bl&ots=QWpR4fn3Aw&sig=crSY3WwmdTa7h-1ivlRNHx5pWtA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjznuiX0eDcAhVByxoKHRJFCngQ6AEwC3oECAEQAQ#v=onepage&q=mendoza%20pope%20paul%20mithras&f=false ...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: question about evil
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: question about evil

i have a philosophical question some christians believe that God is not the creator of evil .They believe that God allows evil , but does not create it. Wouldn't this mean that God is not maximally perfect in his power and control ? And wouldn't this mean that non-God things(evil) are able to come ...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tertullian Also Acknowledges Marcion was Alive at the Time of Jesus
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Tertullian Also Acknowledges Marcion was Alive at the Time of Jesus

The reference is to Lazarus and Abraham discussion in the underworld: Now, although this everlasting abode is promised, and the ascending stories (or steps) to heaven are built by the Creator, who further promises that the seed of Abraham shall be even as the stars of heaven, by virtue certainly of...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus
Replies: 327
Views: 65267

Re: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus

.......................................................... Also, if Tischendorf had stolen those 43 leaves, why did the monks allow him to visit again in 1853, and even gave him another fragment that had been used as a bookmarker? Right, the "stealing" hypothesis fails a basic logic test. He visite...