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by andrewcriddle
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The exegetical origins of the feeding of the 5000 (or 4000).
Replies: 26
Views: 1047

Re: The exegetical origins of the feeding of the 5000 (or 4000).

My only comment is I think Fish was added to the story, not original. I am highly sympathetic to such an analysis: In both of the multiplication miracles, the bread seems to be more important than the fish. It is in both cases the bread that is called for at the beginning of the pericope, and the f...
by andrewcriddle
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: May I ask you a rudimentary question?
Replies: 30
Views: 2871

Re: May I ask you a rudimentary question?

Why is it more believable that Peregrinus was never a Christian than Peregrinus was wholly made up? I see them as equally likely. We have other evidence for the existence of Peregrinus e.g. Aulus Gellius, Lucian is our only source for the association of Peregrinus with the Christians. Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A NEW APPROACH TO AN OLD PROBLEM
Replies: 78
Views: 6329

Re: A NEW APPROACH TO AN OLD PROBLEM

I'm arguing here for a possible position that I do not regard as probable. However, I'll try and clarify my earlier post. The core Gospel narrative connection between John the Baptist and Jesus is that John starts baptizing, Jesus is baptized by John, John is arrested, Jesus starts his own ministry...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A NEW APPROACH TO AN OLD PROBLEM
Replies: 78
Views: 6329

Re: A NEW APPROACH TO AN OLD PROBLEM

I'm arguing here for a possible position that I do not regard as probable. However, I'll try and clarify my earlier post. The core Gospel narrative connection between John the Baptist and Jesus is that John starts baptizing, Jesus is baptized by John, John is arrested, Jesus starts his own ministry....
by andrewcriddle
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Where is John the Baptist attacked as "the Archon of the Multitude" ?
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Re: Where is John the Baptist attacked as "the Archon of the Multitude" ?

This passage is usually translated as archon of the womb See http://gnosis.org/naghamm/testruth.html But the Son of Man came forth from Imperishability, being alien to defilement. He came to the world by the Jordan river, and immediately the Jordan turned back. And John bore witness to the descent o...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: May I ask you a rudimentary question?
Replies: 30
Views: 2871

Re: May I ask you a rudimentary question?

Aulus Gellius actually knew and conversed with Peregrinus while he was in Athens. That alone--unless you want to say Aulus Gellius's book is a forgery--is proof against your claim that Peregrinus is a fiction. Athenagoras isn't relying on Lucian, and writes that there ware statues of Peregrinus at ...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A NEW APPROACH TO AN OLD PROBLEM
Replies: 78
Views: 6329

Re: A NEW APPROACH TO AN OLD PROBLEM

I'm not sure that a date of death for John the Baptist later than Jesus necessarily dissociates John and Jesus. There is a possible scenario in which a/ John is baptizing b/ Jesus is baptized by John c/ John is arrested by Herod d/ Jesus preaches heals and has debates with the followers of the impri...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: James the Just in the gospel of Thomas.
Replies: 51
Views: 4281

Re: James the Just in the gospel of Thomas.

*raises hand* I'd suggest sticking with the Greek version of Thomas when looking for solid prehistorical info. The Coptic version shares its defiant-to-faith agenda with the rest of NHL, who knows what was added to it or altered. Same goes for the rest of the texts, actually. They purportedly "sing...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: James the Just in the gospel of Thomas.
Replies: 51
Views: 4281

Re: James the Just in the gospel of Thomas.

Thanks. I definitely have those passages bookmarked for further investigation in a text file of mine. Do you think that James appears in Thomas because the Naassenes (or their spiritual predecessors) claimed special knowledge from him? Or do you think that the Naassenes (or their spiritual predeces...
by andrewcriddle
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: James the Just in the gospel of Thomas.
Replies: 51
Views: 4281

Re: James the Just in the gospel of Thomas.

There seems to be some connection between the Gospel of Thomas and the Naassenes as described by Hippolytus E.G. And concerning this (nature) they hand down an explicit passage, occurring in the Gospel inscribed according to Thomas, expressing themselves thus: He who seeks me, will find me in childr...