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by andrewcriddle
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A modern analogy to ancient Christian roots.
Replies: 16
Views: 771

Re: A modern analogy to ancient Christian roots.

The movements, developments, and influences of various groups on and into other groups in both cases look similar to me, as well. In both cases, creative people inside the movement could draw upon inspirations from outside the movment. Early Christians, for example, could draw from pagan myths or f...
by andrewcriddle
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Origen, the gospel of Thomas, and James the Just.
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Origen, the gospel of Thomas, and James the Just.

I think you are possibly misunderstanding Origen. I don't think he is claiming that all the apocryphal gospels he mentions are heretical in origin . Some clearly are regarded as written by heretics such as Basilides, but this does not seem to be true in all cases. I think Origen's point is that the...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Origen, the gospel of Thomas, and James the Just.
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Origen, the gospel of Thomas, and James the Just.

While skimming through Origen this evening, I noticed the following: Origen, Homilies on Joshua 4.3: 3 .... But remember that it is written, “Those who draw near to me, draw near to fire” (= Thomas 82). .... Origen, Homilies on Jeremiah 27.3.7: 7 I have read elsewhere as if the Savior was speaking ...
by andrewcriddle
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: John was possessed by the spiritual Christ in the gospel read by Celsus
Replies: 54
Views: 9130

Re: John was possessed by the spiritual Christ in the gospel read by Celsus

Incidentally, Stuart makes an interesting case somewhere (I forget where) that there is a reaction against the demiurge in the Marcan synoptic apocalypse: Mark 13.19: 19 For those days will be a time of tribulation such as has not occurred since the beginning of the creation which God created until...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Psalm 22:16 is quoted in Odes of Salomon but without inferring from it a crucifixion
Replies: 10
Views: 3519

Re: Psalm 22:16 is quoted in Odes of Salomon but without inferring from it a crucifixion

See http://gnosis.org/library/odes.htm This is Ode 28 As the wings of doves over their nestlings, and the mouths of their nestlings towards their mouths, so also are the wings of the Spirit over my heart. My heart continually refreshes itself and leaps for joy, like the babe who leaps for joy in his...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Canon
Replies: 48
Views: 26143

Re: The Canon

Is the longer ending of Mark 16:9-20 in the Canon or not? The Catholic Church says yes. Protestant translations that do not rely on the Alexandrian text (e.g. KJV) say yes. I assume the Orthodox churches say yes since it comes from the "Majority Text." Perhaps the question isn't meaningful today as...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A question about the number 666
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Re: A question about the number 666

If you are clever enough you can make 666 apply to almost anyone.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Justin's silence on John the Baptist is very strong
Replies: 11
Views: 5658

Re: Justin's silence on John the Baptist is very strong

The Dialogue With Trypho mentions John the Baptist e.g. But the Dialogue with Trypho was not written by Justin. The Dialogue (35) assumes a Marcion who is already famous at a global* level. But Marcion was expelled from the Church of Rome only in 144 CE. He couldn't be known nor hated by Justin if ...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Epiphanius on the Ebionites
Replies: 362
Views: 45831

Re: Epiphanius on the Ebionites

Of course I can't do anything with this if no one can find what Lightfoot supposedly saw. And now that I take another look at the book (I had copied it from an older thread), I see I had typed it wrong. It actually says, "Lightfoot says that he [Ebion] is mentioned in the Jerusalem Talmud as one of...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Justin's silence on John the Baptist is very strong
Replies: 11
Views: 5658

Re: Justin's silence on John the Baptist is very strong

The Dialogue With Trypho mentions John the Baptist e.g. Justin: Now, it is possible to see among us women and men who possess gifts of the Spirit of God; so that it was prophesied that the powers enumerated by Isaiah would come upon Him, not because He needed power, but because these would not conti...