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by Ulan
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evolution and the Gospels
Replies: 93
Views: 75705

Re: Evolution and the Gospels

Meh, let's not get into this kind of thinking. I'm also German, and even worse, I'm a scientist (natural sciences). Which means that dismissing anything I don't have any hard evidence for comes very natural to me. We are dealing with the question of what to do with the evidence in a situation where ...
by Ulan
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evolution and the Gospels
Replies: 93
Views: 75705

Re: Evolution and the Gospels

Particularly Matthew contains 94% of gMark, often almost verbatim. That's one of the reasons why gMark was often considered to be a superfluous addition to the Bible. Luke still contains 79% of gMark. Or, in other words, these are indeed just edits of the same text. I have often seen it either igno...
by Ulan
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evolution and the Gospels
Replies: 93
Views: 75705

Re: Evolution and the Gospels

The synoptic gospels alone are proof for constant meddling with the text, including redactional changes to make them fit the view of the author(s) and editor(s). I agree, but this „meddling“ happened in different texts (Stephan’s three birds) and not in different editions of one text. I fail to see...
by Ulan
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evolution and the Gospels
Replies: 93
Views: 75705

Re: Evolution and the Gospels

And also remember defining the Marcionite text as 'X' - in this case proto-Luke, a version of Luke, whatever - based on the testimony of pathological liars helps scholars BECAUSE THEY WANT TO LIMIT DISCUSSION down to knowable commodities. In other words, too bad so sad that Irenaeus said the gospel...
by Ulan
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evolution and the Gospels
Replies: 93
Views: 75705

Re: Evolution and the Gospels

And also remember defining the Marcionite text as 'X' - in this case proto-Luke, a version of Luke, whatever - based on the testimony of pathological liars helps scholars BECAUSE THEY WANT TO LIMIT DISCUSSION down to knowable commodities. In other words, too bad so sad that Irenaeus said the gospel...
by Ulan
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dirk Obbink Busted!
Replies: 3
Views: 9917

Re: Dirk Obbink Busted!

This even made it into local newspapers.
by Ulan
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Jesus of Nazareth an Arab?
Replies: 16
Views: 23440

Re: Was Jesus of Nazareth an Arab?

Many Palestinians near Nablus are of Samaritan ancestry Yup. The Samaritans didn't disappear by being eliminated in the Roman-Samaritan wars, but mostly by converting to Islam at some point in history. As far as I remember, most actual population exchanges in the region were the consequence of diff...
by Ulan
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Christianity and the Roman Imperial cult
Replies: 2
Views: 6283

Re: Christianity and the Roman Imperial cult

Sueton: "Julius Marathus informs us, that a few months before his birth, there happened at Rome a prodigy, by which was signified that Nature was in travail with a king for the Roman people; and that the senate, in alarm, came to the resolution that no child born that year should be brought up; but ...
by Ulan
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: That Sinaiticus Show
Replies: 73
Views: 90475

Re: That Sinaiticus Show

Well, Steven, I guess most people see the conclusion of this thread different from you. The point where you are right is that Maestroh's posts serve more or less as pointless bumping of this thread. Something I'm guilty of myself with this very post, mind. It would be better to just leave it be.
by Ulan
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Help with Church Parent Works?
Replies: 6
Views: 5160

Re: Help with Church Parent Works?

I am surprised that this obvious 'sexism' - i.e. Church FATHER - hasn't been corrected by the thought police yet. The question would obviously be - were there any Church Mothers AT ALL? Did any theological ideas come from women EVER? It would be interesting to write a history of female thinkers in ...