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by MrMacSon
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Galatians 4:4 --- What Happened in "The Fullness of Time"?
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: Galatians 4:4 --- What Happened in "The Fullness of Time"?

Philippians 2.5-8: 5 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped , 7 but emptied Himself , taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men . 8 Being fo...
by MrMacSon
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Egyptian papyrus P.Bas. 2.43 - the world's oldest Christian autograph
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Egyptian papyrus P.Bas. 2.43 - the world's oldest Christian autograph

. The letter stands out from the mass of private letters from the Roman period by virtue of its closing greeting. The standard “I pray for your health,” which is a final greeting that occurs most frequently in private letters, is expanded here with a Christian technical phrase. Arrianus wishes his ...
by MrMacSon
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How Did the New Testament Form?
Replies: 1
Views: 74

How Did the New Testament Form?

An interesting brief (seven minute) commentary by Religious Studies PhD candidate Andrew Mark Henry, albeit from 2014 (which might make his commentary about Marcion 'accepting Luke' and 'rejecting the other 3 canonical gospels' 'out of date'. And he is likely to be wrong about Justin Martyr knowing ...
by MrMacSon
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Galatians 4:4 --- What Happened in "The Fullness of Time"?
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: Galatians 4:4 --- What Happened in "The Fullness of Time"?

The respective passages could, alternatively, be emphasised thus, - Romans 8.3-4: 3 For what the Law could not do (weak as it was through the flesh) God did -- sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin [thus] condemned sin in the flesh , 4 so that the requirement...
by MrMacSon
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why the Doherty scenario is more probable than the Wells scenario
Replies: 24
Views: 642

Re: Why the Doherty scenario is more probable than the Wells scenario

I think there were numerous early church branches with varying ideas. Maybe(?) Probably(?) But, if so, what types of churches might they have been? Were some more Gnostic that orthodox? Were some more Jewish? I think many 1 did see the meaning of the cross as salvific, but not with the particular s...
by MrMacSon
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Egyptian papyrus P.Bas. 2.43 - the world's oldest Christian autograph
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Egyptian papyrus P.Bas. 2.43 - the world's oldest Christian autograph

According to the researcher, the ancient papyrus originates from the village of Theadelphia, a settlement located in the center of Egypt, and belonged to the famous Heroninus archive, the largest papyrus archive of Roman times. Arrianus, who wrote the letter, and his brother Paulus were deemed to be...
by MrMacSon
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why the Doherty scenario is more probable than the Wells scenario
Replies: 24
Views: 642

Re: Why the Doherty scenario is more probable than the Wells scenario

I would guess that Paul spent a lot of time among the first church and borrowed a wealth of their concepts which he brought into his own gospel He denies this in Galatians ... 1 Cor 15 also says 3 For what I received I passed on to you at the first / as of first importance: that Christ died for our...
by MrMacSon
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Origen Use Ammonius's Diatessaron Gospel?
Replies: 20
Views: 3587

Re: Did Origen Use Ammonius's Diatessaron Gospel?

I guess if we dismiss Eusebius's epistle to Carpianus and Eccl hist, IV,19, 'Circumstances Related of Origen [and Ammonius]', that diminishes the proposition that Origen knew a fourfold synopsis of the gospels from Ammonius ...
by MrMacSon
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Origen Use Ammonius's Diatessaron Gospel?
Replies: 20
Views: 3587

Re: Did Origen Use Ammonius's Diatessaron Gospel?

I'm not addressing the notion that Ammonius authored the Diatessaron [ I presume you mean the Diatessaron generally attributed to Tatian]. What I'm wondering and will thus infer is if/that Eusebius has taken aspects of Origen's Commentary on Matthew - eg. 16.7 - and attributed it to Origin's predece...
by MrMacSon
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Origen Use Ammonius's Diatessaron Gospel?
Replies: 20
Views: 3587

Re: Did Origen Use Ammonius's Diatessaron Gospel?

Whether what Eusebius said about Ammonius is true and whether he was a Christian would seem to be debatable. According to Porphyry, Ammonius rejected Christianity. According to Plotinus, a pupil of Ammonius, Cassius Longinus, said Ammonius wrote nothing, contradicting Eusebius. Hierocles, writing in...