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by abdias
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: (First) Apocalypse of James & Arsinoe
Replies: 13
Views: 8705

Re: (First) Apocalypse of James & Arsinoe

Yeah, especially considering that not Paul or early Christian writers even allude to her existence it sounds a bit late to be authentic.
by abdias
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: (First) Apocalypse of James & Arsinoe
Replies: 13
Views: 8705

Re: (First) Apocalypse of James & Arsinoe

@John2 I think he was starting to say something about how the name 'Arsinoe' isn't a normal Palestinian name, but until somebody finds a pdf of the entire book, we don't know.
by abdias
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: (First) Apocalypse of James & Arsinoe
Replies: 13
Views: 8705

Re: (First) Apocalypse of James & Arsinoe

@MrMacSon yours and DCHindley's posts piqued my interest in terms of scholarly opinion; the Manichaean connection was probably my best bet, and as a result of my looking around I found this section of interest: However, a group of four women disciples are named in the First Apocalypse of James (40:2...
by abdias
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: What Julius Caesar Looked Like
Replies: 3
Views: 6396

Re: What Julius Caesar Looked Like

@DCHindley thats an oof

Looks like a math teacher whose disappointed in most of his class for being disruptive and not caring about having to retake the class but absolutely adores the like four kids who really put genuine effort into understanding geometry.
by abdias
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: (First) Apocalypse of James & Arsinoe
Replies: 13
Views: 8705

Re: (First) Apocalypse of James & Arsinoe

@MrMacSon - would this be as politically-oriented as it is theological, then? Her refusal to let Romans rule her country was used in a Gnostic sense (she refused the Demiurge in and retained her country's gnosis . I mean, Egypt usually seems to be significant in some form to Gnostic groups. The ties...
by abdias
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: (First) Apocalypse of James & Arsinoe
Replies: 13
Views: 8705

Re: (First) Apocalypse of James & Arsinoe

So, does this mean that the name Arsinoe is only used here because of the text's possibly Egyptian origins? I was wondering if this name is linked to a distinct resurrection story tradition about the women at the tomb, in which Arsinoe is one of the women. I'll be listing the various 'women at the t...
by abdias
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: (First) Apocalypse of James & Arsinoe
Replies: 13
Views: 8705

(First) Apocalypse of James & Arsinoe

Hi-ho the derry-o. This is my first post on the forum, but since you guys seem like a nice place to ask this question I thought I'd ask it. Near the end of the gnostic text 'The (First) Apocalypse of James' , Jesus responds to his buddy James' comment by telling him in fully uncertain and fragmented...