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by Jax
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dating Paul and his Letters
Replies: 28
Views: 1410

Re: Dating Paul and his Letters

Yes, the districts existed, but the full thought originated with Andrew Criddle many moons ago, and it focuses on the way in which Paul refers to Achaea and Macedonia as distinct regions, with Corinth as a prominent place in Achaea in particular (refer to 2 Corinthians 9.1-2, for example), suggesti...
by Jax
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dating Paul and his Letters
Replies: 28
Views: 1410

Re: Dating Paul and his Letters

Corinth was refounded in 44 BC. The mention of "Caesar's household" in Philippians 4.22, of Achaea and Macedonia as distinct regions in 2 Corinthians 9.1-2, and of Illyricum in Romans 15.18-19 suggests 27 BC as a more specific terminus post quem . I would be interested in your take on Lane's attemp...
by Jax
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dating Paul and his Letters
Replies: 28
Views: 1410

Re: Dating Paul and his Letters

Reliable internal time-markers for dating Paul’s letters are lacking. Paul’s story in 2 Corinthians of his escape from the ethnarch in Damascus under a King Aretas is fraught with uncertainties. Using broader time markers, one might place Paul’s letters between the restoration of Corinth in the mid...
by Jax
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dating Paul and his Letters
Replies: 28
Views: 1410

Re: Dating Paul and his Letters

Reliable internal time-markers for dating Paul’s letters are lacking. Paul’s story in 2 Corinthians of his escape from the ethnarch in Damascus under a King Aretas is fraught with uncertainties. Using broader time markers, one might place Paul’s letters between the restoration of Corinth in the mid...
by Jax
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE
Replies: 41
Views: 37783

Re: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE

https://i.imgur.com/x49vOjR.jpg While I suspect that many of you here are certain that I am completely bonkers, I am presenting a new look at my updated whiteboard for anyone who might find it interesting. If Paul is in the 1st century BCE then here is my take on it…... First of all, I feel that th...
by Jax
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Epiphanius on the Ebionites
Replies: 362
Views: 73891

Re: Epiphanius on the Ebionites

I agree. I was eating a Shack Stack https://aht.seriouseats.com/2009/08/shack-stack-cheeseburger-shroom-burger-shake-shack-nyc.html thinking I have to pull out of this stupid conversation. You graciously explained that you think Jewish Christians used to carry out sacrifices in their synagogues bef...
by Jax
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE
Replies: 41
Views: 37783

Re: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE

https://i.imgur.com/iNLw8YZ.jpg If anyone is interested, this is a photo of my whiteboard showing where I feel Paul would be located in time if he were to have been a participant of the Roman civil wars in Greece and Macedonia. The timeline Paul 48-29 BCE has hypothetical ages on it from age 41-60 ...
by Jax
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Justin's silence on John the Baptist is very strong
Replies: 11
Views: 7290

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

Giuseppe, sometimes you drive me nuts, but here, you are onto something. I may as well set this sentiment to music, it happens often enough. I submit this as a base (or bass as it were). ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpkRK9yWwrM That seems quite... obscure. :D All I can say is that when I read...
by Jax
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE
Replies: 41
Views: 37783

Re: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE

Cassius Dio book 44 45 1 "But all this I will omit, since not even Caesar himself ever took any pride in it, always hating, as he did, the deeds enforced by necessity. But when Heaven had most justly decided the issue of the battle, whom of those then captured for the first time did he put to death?...
by Jax
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE
Replies: 41
Views: 37783

Re: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE

As far as I know, there were no Roman military veteran colonies established in the province of Galatia resulting from the civil wars. If anyone knows differently could you please inform me?

Thanks

Lane