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by MrMacSon
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Immortal Key
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: The Immortal Key

Some of the reviewers are not impressed https://www.amazon.com.au/Immortality-K ... geNumber=2

The manuscript information might be interesting.
by MrMacSon
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Immortal Key
Replies: 3
Views: 41

The Immortal Key

The Immortal Key: The Secret History of the Religion with No Name , a recently released book by Brian Muraresku From the Amazon page (presumably by the publisher) Before the birth of Jesus, the Ancient Greeks found salvation in their own sacraments. Sacred beverages were routinely consumed as part ...
by MrMacSon
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Bar Kokhba revolt coins
Replies: 0
Views: 45

Bar Kokhba revolt coins

“Coins of the Bar Kokhba revolt dated to 132-135AD reusing roman coins, the left one features the Jerusalem temple destroyed in 70AD”
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by MrMacSon
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: An Office without an Origi(/e)n: Redescribing the Priesthood in Early Christianity
Replies: 3
Views: 4528

Re: An Office without an Origi(/e)n: Redescribing the Priesthood in Early Christianity

andrewcriddle wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:10 pm
Origen was an ordained presbyter.
On what basis do you say that, Andrew?
by MrMacSon
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What Happened?
Replies: 73
Views: 2846

Re: What Happened?

After the Romans destroyed the Second Temple in 70 CE, the rabbis of the following century canonized the books of Ketuvim. Certain of the Ketuvim were associated with figures from Nevi’im (Prophets), probably from early on — Proverbs and Song of Songs with King Solomon, Lamentations with Jeremiah, ...
by MrMacSon
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What Happened?
Replies: 73
Views: 2846

Re: What Happened?

MrMacSon wrote: Significantly, there is no scholarly consensus as to when the Hebrew Bible canon was fixed: some scholars argue that it was fixed by the Hasmonean dynasty, while others argue it was not fixed until the second century CE or even later. Jacob Neusner has argued the notion of a biblica...
by MrMacSon
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Books on Josephus and Eusebius
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: Books on Josephus and Eusebius

Thomas is purely a text about Seeking in order to Find that there is No Big Fish. His 16 parables form 5 sets of 3, with the parable of the Pearl being the "solitary one" (oh the irony!) instructing on the events and challenges of your Quest Thomas never was about Jesus, nor could it be . Got it.
by MrMacSon
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Books on Josephus and Eusebius
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: Books on Josephus and Eusebius

Two New Books on the Eusebian Canons The Eusebian Canon Tables: Ordering Textual Knowledge in Late Antiquity (OUP, 2019) by Michael Crawford Canones: The Art of Harmony. The Canon Tables of the Four Gospels (de Gruyter, 2020), edited by Alessandro Bausi, Bruno Reudenbach, and Hanna Wimmer. Also see ...
by MrMacSon
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What Happened?
Replies: 73
Views: 2846

Re: What Happened?

I thought the Pharisees were gone after 70 CE, just about? I think what happened within Judaism in the period after 70 CE and whether what the Jewish priests were doing and producing, eg. the Tosefta, had an influence on the gospel writers seems to have largely been overlooked. Hence that potted hi...
by MrMacSon
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What Happened?
Replies: 73
Views: 2846

Re: What Happened?

There's definitely a bit of a paradox in Christianity's attitude to Judaism, both for and against at the same time! If you look at the Samaritan history, and the Judean one, you see centuries of hate against one another. Both were Jewish, unsure about whether they would be called Israelite, I'm unf...