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by ficino
Tue May 26, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A lengthy note on Hebrews 7.14 (sprung from Judah).
Replies: 56
Views: 22521

Re: A lengthy note on Hebrews 7.14 (sprung from Judah).

It seems to me that Hebrews conflicts with what is said about the Torah in Matthew 5, but perhaps not - there are different views on what "fulfill the law" means. Anyway, the writer of Hebrews insists that the sacrificial system and priesthood set up in Exodus was 1) temporary, now superseded by a d...
by ficino
Wed May 20, 2015 3:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Torah given by angels?
Replies: 5
Views: 3328

Re: Torah given by angels?

Thanks for the distinction between two Torot. I can see how what Hebrews says is consistent with it.

To what do the numbers 152-156 and 155-156 refer - to pages in On the Making of Fornication?

"The dream world" doesn't answer the question, "who is supposed to be speaking the above verses". ??
by ficino
Tue May 19, 2015 4:02 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A lengthy note on Hebrews 7.14 (sprung from Judah).
Replies: 56
Views: 22521

Re: A lengthy note on Hebrews 7.14 (sprung from Judah).

If I were writing the epistle, I do not think I would have worded Hebrews 10.1-3 the way it is worded if I were aware that the temple had been destroyed and that the official cultus was effectively at an end. Ben. IMHO, Hebrews is an attempt to systematize and "explain" some of the high Christology...
by ficino
Mon May 18, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A lengthy note on Hebrews 7.14 (sprung from Judah).
Replies: 56
Views: 22521

Re: A lengthy note on Hebrews 7.14 (sprung from Judah).

Ben, do you think that Hebrews was written before the destruction of the Temple? I tend to suspect it was, but two things about this epistle keep me open to the other option: The author sometimes uses a sort of scriptural present tense for things that one might normally use a future or a past tense...
by ficino
Mon May 18, 2015 5:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A lengthy note on Hebrews 7.14 (sprung from Judah).
Replies: 56
Views: 22521

Re: A lengthy note on Hebrews 7.14 (sprung from Judah).

Ben, do you think that Hebrews was written before the destruction of the Temple?
by ficino
Mon May 18, 2015 5:07 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A lengthy note on Hebrews 7.14 (sprung from Judah).
Replies: 56
Views: 22521

Re: A lengthy note on Hebrews 7.14 (sprung from Judah).

Peter Kirby wrote:
Currently deep in the bowels of a general-purpose Perl program for doing stylometry in Greek.
Tell us more about the Greek stylometry!
by ficino
Mon May 18, 2015 4:55 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Torah given by angels?
Replies: 5
Views: 3328

Torah given by angels?

There are a number of NT verses that say that the Torah was given through angels, and this is affirmed in Josephus, AJ 15.163: http://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/4729/where-did-the-idea-that-the-law-was-administered-through-angels-come-from Does rabbinic tradition generally agree with t...
by ficino
Sun May 03, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Georges Ory's Jesus Hypothesis
Replies: 20
Views: 10667

Re: George Ory's Jesus Hypothesis

Yes, thanks for the summary. It sounds as though Ory's is at least a replacement hypothesis.
by ficino
Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The dominical logia (for Ulan).
Replies: 42
Views: 13553

Re: The dominical logia (for Ulan).

In Modern Greek, λόγια is used usually to refer to "lies." heh heh
by ficino
Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: When did Esarhaddon conquer Egypt?
Replies: 1
Views: 4902

Re: When did Esarhaddon conquer Egypt?

Dan'el Kahn in Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur, 0Bd. 34 (2006), pp. 251-267, says that after a defeat in 673 B.C.E., Esarhaddon came back in 671 and conquered at least northern Egypt in three pitched battles. Some parts of the country resisted Assyrian suzeraignty, however.