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by MrMacSon
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was the term chrestus applied to the merchant class?
Replies: 23
Views: 183

Re: Was the term chrestus applied to the merchant class?

Aye. And the Mithraic mysteries being transported from Cilicia to Rome by "pirates" according to Plutarch. Add the in the significance of Paul delivering the Good News of Chrestus/Christ by ship. And significance of the various stories of Jesus' actions on and preaching from boats on the 'Sea of Ga...
by MrMacSon
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Bilby: a mix of fine exegesis and naive historicism
Replies: 58
Views: 1081

Re: Bilby: a mix of fine exegesis and naive historicism

I suppose i just felt a 'proto-luke' has much more in common with mark that it does matthew even if there are differences ... I think that's likely, and I think Brodie would probably agree, based on his diagramatic schema ... if that's so it's quite curious. i get this weird feeling Luke may have b...
by MrMacSon
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was the term chrestus applied to the merchant class?
Replies: 23
Views: 183

Re: Was the term chrestus applied to the merchant class?

I can't remember if it was a Carrier lecture or Xoroaster from way, way back when where one of them said that the merchant class was referred to as chrestus and that when Tacitus wrote that Nero blamed the chrestians for the fire he was in fact blaming the merchants. Thoughts? Makes Marcion being t...
by MrMacSon
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Bilby: a mix of fine exegesis and naive historicism
Replies: 58
Views: 1081

Re: Bilby: a mix of fine exegesis and naive historicism

Ben, how does a reconstructed proto-Luke 1 differ from the gospel of Mark? If there isn't much difference then what Luke adds to Mark... If all Luke adds is the virgin birth and a few hell references in line with Matthew plus the Lukan affinity for the poor That's about it. There is nothing really ...
by MrMacSon
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Another sign of interpolation of the entire Testimonium Taciteum: the eyes of Nero
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Another sign of interpolation in the Testimonium Taciteum: Tacitus' account of Nero in 'Life of Agricola'

Ben C. Smith wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:32 am
MrMacSon wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:29 am
(I'm trying to work out what 'stte' is almost certainly a misspelling of: Senate? site? 'committee'?)
That would be "state."
ah, of course. Cheers Ben.
by MrMacSon
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Bilby: a mix of fine exegesis and naive historicism
Replies: 58
Views: 1081

Re: Bilby: a mix of fine exegesis and naive historicism

Bilby is calling Gospel of Marcion 'early Luke' and the Third Gospel https://vocesanticae.com/2020/07/21/if-the-gospel-of-marcion-was-actually-written-in-the-80s-ce-well-before-late-luke-what-would-its-critical-edition-look-like/, and he's looking at a 'First Gospel' he calls New Q, Neue Quelle (Q n...
by MrMacSon
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Another sign of interpolation of the entire Testimonium Taciteum: the eyes of Nero
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Another sign of interpolation in the Testimonium Taciteum: Tacitus' account of Nero in 'Life of Agricola'

Do we know what sacrileges Nero committed with / to the temple offerings? Various acts in various temples it seems: taking 'votive offerings'; taking cult statues and treasures; etc. Indeed, Tacitus documents them in Annals XV, 45 - 1 Meanwhile, Italy had been laid waste for contributions of money;...
by MrMacSon
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Another sign of interpolation of the entire Testimonium Taciteum: the eyes of Nero
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Tacitus' Accounts of Nero in his 'Life of Agricola'

Tacitus was Agricola's son-in-law (which may mean more veracity and accuracy of Tacitus' account of Agricola). fwiw, Chapters IX and XLIII, - . IX ... He was consul, and I but a youth, when he betrothed to me his daughter, a maiden even then of noble promise. After his consulate he gave her to me i...
by MrMacSon
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Another sign of interpolation of the entire Testimonium Taciteum: the eyes of Nero
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Another sign of interpolation in the Testimonium Taciteum: Tacitus' account of Nero in 'Life of Agricola'

Agricola did not see the senate-house besieged, or the senate hemmed in by armed men, or so many of Rome's noblest ladies exiles and fugitives. Carus Metius had as yet the distinction of but one victory, and the noisy counsels of Messalinus were not heard beyond the walls of Alba, and Massa Baebius...
by MrMacSon
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: “...in the beginning of the gospel” (Phil 4:15)
Replies: 8
Views: 485

Re: “...in the beginning of the gospel” (Phil 4:15)

I have noticed the word "beginning" being used in ways reminiscent of how we find it in Philippians 4.15 before. There is this Clementine passage, for example, which uses the exact same phrase of the (first) letter to the Corinthians: 1 Clement 47.1-2: 1 Take up the epistle of the blessed Apostle P...