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by MrMacSon
Thu May 24, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Pilate? Could 'Pilate' Have Been a Kind of Fish Spear?
Replies: 13
Views: 189

Re: Why Pilate? Could 'Pilate' Have Been a Kind of Fish Spear?

Legionaries of the Late Republic and Early Empire often carried two pila, with one sometimes being lighter than the other. Standard tactics called for a Roman soldier to throw his pilum (both if there was time) at the enemy just before charging to engage with his 'gladius'. The effect of the pila th...
by MrMacSon
Wed May 23, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 'First Century Mark' Now Dated to Second/Third Centuries
Replies: 31
Views: 440

Re: 'First Century Mark' Now Dated to Second/Third Centuries

What do people make of this? Post-Non-disclosure Agreement Later in 2012 I did get the opportunity to see the manuscript ... What struck me about the fragment especially was that in Mark 1.17 instead of αυτοις ο Ιησους the papyrus did not have ο Ιησους. I thought at the time that, if this really was...
by MrMacSon
Tue May 15, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Papias and the disciples of the Lord.
Replies: 130
Views: 12761

Re: Papias and the disciples of the Lord.

... The universal [ early ] Church is likely itself a fraud. There was no 'united front' against the heresies ... I agree wholeheartedly For posterity - .*.. The thing you are ignoring is the similarity that exists between both letters and Irenaeus. In order to accept that Jude is very old you'd al...
by MrMacSon
Sun May 13, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Other Texts and History
Topic: Mithras Temple found to have secret underground corridors & niches
Replies: 0
Views: 134

Mithras Temple found to have secret underground corridors & niches

Archaeologists [have] discovered two new corridors in a 1,700-year-old Roman-era temple belonging to the Mithras religion as part of the excavations conducted in the Zerzevan Castle in southeastern Diyarbakır province. The Zerzevan Castle is situated along the ancient route of military premises and...
by MrMacSon
Sun May 13, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: School house in SW Egypt dating to ~AD 300
Replies: 0
Views: 325

School house in SW Egypt dating to ~AD 300

. It had ancient Greek writings on its walls, including a text about ancient drug use that references Homer's " The Odyssey ." https://www.livescience.com/43265-ancient-school-discovered-in-egypt.html The house illustrated how people came into contact with culture, displaying, for instance, mytholog...
by MrMacSon
Sat May 12, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is Simon of Cyrene Satan himself?
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Is Simon of Cyrene Satan himself?

Is this pure speculation? Of course! What else can we do? when the facts are not immediate. But what do I know? I have more fun with speculation than more empirical thinking. That's pretty good (besides, empirical used to mean best guess (when it came to prescribing, at least) ...) I think scenario...
by MrMacSon
Sat May 12, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is Simon of Cyrene Satan himself?
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Is Simon of Cyrene Satan himself?

Joseph D. L. wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 10:20 pm
... the proto-synoptic Gospel of the Hebrews, which promoted Lukuas and bar Kochba. Ur-John, (Secret Mark), promoted Antinous, the beloved of Hadrian.
Please elaborate ...
by MrMacSon
Sat May 12, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: the Edictum perpetuum (c.129ad) to the Corpus Juris Civilis
Replies: 0
Views: 127

the Edictum perpetuum (c.129ad) to the Corpus Juris Civilis

The Praetor's Edict ( Edictum praetoris ) in ancient Roman law was an annual declaration of principles made by the new Praetor urbanus – the elected magistrate charged with administering justice within the city of Rome. The Praetor's Edict had legal force only during the incumbency of the particular...