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by andrewcriddle
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who axed Acts 8:37?
Replies: 88
Views: 4417

Re: Who axed Acts 8:37?

Thanks for the link but I can't translate P45 due to it being badly damage. I tried looking for the word 'eunuch'( eunouchos #2135) as a reference point but I can't locate it. http://csntm.org/Manuscript/View/GA_P45 Try looking for spirit in verse 39 it is a nomina sacra PNA with a line on top. And...
by andrewcriddle
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: (First) Apocalypse of James & Arsinoe
Replies: 11
Views: 353

Re: (First) Apocalypse of James & Arsinoe

FWIW Arsinoe is also linked to Mary in Manichaean literature Which Mary

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Clement of Alexandria and the Acts of Peter
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Clement of Alexandria and the Acts of Peter

There has been dispute about whether Clement of Alexandria knew the Acts of Peter Clement clearly knew traditions about Peter vaguely similar to those in the Acts of Peter but most scholars doubt whether Clement knew the Acts of Peter themselves. One relevant but little noticed passage occurs in the...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Replies: 50
Views: 2171

Re: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

The symbols of the four Gospel writers appear to be drawn form the Sons of Horus Matthew as Man Mark as Lion Luke as Ox (Calf) John as Eagle https://www.traditioninaction.org/religious/religiousimages/F004_Evangelists_Book%20ofKells.jpg The origin is probably Ezekiel Ezekiel 1:10 Their faces looked...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why JUST Joseph of Arimathea was expecting the kingdom of god
Replies: 2
Views: 682

Re: Why JUST Joseph of Arimathea was expecting the kingdom of god

It is never explicitly stated in the NT that Joseph of Arimathea was a Pharisee.


Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Apollos and Alexandria
Replies: 11
Views: 1318

Re: Apollos and Alexandria

You can look up the Old Latin of Acts 18 here

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Apollos and Alexandria
Replies: 11
Views: 1318

Re: Apollos and Alexandria

Andrew, I think you may not be interpreting "the way of the Lord" correctly. The expression is paralleled in the following verse by "way of God". Apollos had been instructed in the way of the Lord/God, but Priscilla and Aquila had to explain it a bit more. The Lord in "the way of the Lord" is God. ...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Apollos and Alexandria
Replies: 11
Views: 1318

Apollos and Alexandria

We know very little about the early history of Christianity in Alexandria or even the early traditions about it. The following may be relevant. The standard text of Acts 18:24-25 reads Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, competent in the Scriptur...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Problem with the Destruction of the Temple
Replies: 4
Views: 849

Re: The Problem with the Destruction of the Temple

IIUC you are suggesting that Marcion was in effect pro-Abraham (and pro God's covenant with Abraham) but hostile to Moses.
This might well be a plausible position in the 2nd century CE, but do we have any evidence that Marcion himself believed this ?

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who axed Acts 8:37?
Replies: 88
Views: 4417

Re: Who axed Acts 8:37?

The verse is missing in P45 which is our oldest manuscript containing this passage. Andrew Criddle Thanks. By any chance can you pull up the image of Act 8:37 in Papyrus 45? I would like to translate it for myself. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papyrus_45 Sincerely, John T See http://csntm.org/Manu...