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by ficino
Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:30 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tomb of St. Peter - authentic?
Replies: 13
Views: 8262

Re: Tomb of St. Peter - authentic?

Peter Kirby wrote:A blog called Vatileaks isn't exactly trust-inspiring is it.
No. But I'm not clear whether you're making a point about the second-century tomb, Peter.
by ficino
Wed Dec 25, 2013 4:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tomb of St. Peter - authentic?
Replies: 13
Views: 8262

Tomb of St. Peter - authentic?

Does anyone know of recent work, or views, on the question, whether the tomb accepted as St. Peter's by Pope Paul VI was in fact Peter's? (I'm not asking about the bone fragments recently brought out by the Vatican as relics of Peter.) I understand that the tomb in question, deep under the present V...
by ficino
Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:08 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: earliest MS of Justin Martyr found
Replies: 11
Views: 12475

Re: earliest MS of Justin Martyr found

I don't see how it's a strong suggestion to say that if the earliest manuscript of a given text is centuries later than the date of its purported composition, and if there existed a motive for someone to forge said text, then the text is likely to be a forgery. By those criteria, we'd athetize most ...
by ficino
Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: earliest MS of Justin Martyr found
Replies: 11
Views: 12475

earliest MS of Justin Martyr found

the POxy journal prints a fragment of a fourth century parchment MS of Justin Martyr's First Apology. The find becomes the earliest piece of text of that work. see link:

http://bricecjones.weebly.com/1/post/20 ... -5129.html