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by lsayre
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why crucifixion?
Replies: 72
Views: 65645

Re: Why crucifixion?

the prophets persecuted in the past were considered as crucified Thoughts ? The quoted text (which appears to be a foretelling of the future, but leaving that aside) says " Some of them you will kill and crucify". Yet you appear to imply a necessity that all of them were (and are to be) treated as ...
by lsayre
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: I Will Have a Chapter in a New Mythicism Book
Replies: 48
Views: 7743

Re: I Will Have a Chapter in a New Mythicism Book

When will it be available?
by lsayre
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Question for Secret Alias about Ishu.
Replies: 22
Views: 4742

Re: Question for Secret Alias about Ishu.

SA will need to confirm, but it was my belief from attempting to follow his guidance in this matter that "Ish" is an anglicized transliteration of a Hebrew word for "man". I'm of course hampered and hindered by not knowing any language other than English.
by lsayre
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is there a Relationship Between Papias's Discussion of Mark's Gospel and the First Book of Against Heresies?
Replies: 120
Views: 21741

Re: Is there a Relationship Between Papias's Discussion of Mark's Gospel and the First Book of Against Heresies?

This is certainly taking things off topic, but I've been seeing references to where "only begotten" is no longer a highly favored translation of "monogenes". The newly more favored translation is "one of a kind", or more liberally "unique". Thus "only begotten son" becomes "unique son".
by lsayre
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: No mention of Pilate in Festus's discourse of Acts 25 (and why this silence is surprising)
Replies: 22
Views: 19803

Re: No mention of Pilate in Festus's discourse of Acts 25 (and why this silence is surprising)

Unless I missed it, there is no mention of Jesus in the letter from Pliny the Younger to Trajan, and neither is there mention of him in the reply. Any potential relevance or significance here? Such as perhaps two religions, one which worshiped a Jesus, and one which worshiped a Christ, whereby at so...
by lsayre
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Establishing Peter's Priority
Replies: 14
Views: 8551

Re: Establishing Peter's Priority

Joseph D. L. wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:51 pm
Right now I'm leaning towards the text being used by Montanists, and possibly Cerinthians, although there is a technical snafu that I haven't been able to work around.
Do tell as to the technical snafu. I was beginning to be sold on this having a level of validity, and then this....
by lsayre
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What Are the Implications that Peter Taught in 'Anecdotes'?
Replies: 84
Views: 38766

Re: What Are the Implications that Peter Taught in 'Anecdotes'?

Would Galatians 3:1 be an example of a chreia?
O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified.
by lsayre
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Proto-Mark == Mark without Passion Story
Replies: 19
Views: 23661

Re: Proto-Mark == Mark without Passion Story

Interesting! I seem to vaguely recall reading a book some time ago written by a (former?) Priest wherein he made the claim that all of Mark was telling the story of an already risen Jesus Christ, as if the end should have been placed at the beginning, and the order of Mark was at some juncture jumbl...
by lsayre
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the link between Capernaum and John the Baptist
Replies: 97
Views: 111231

Re: On the link between Capernaum and John the Baptist

How did a radically monotheistic people who were more than willing to fight, suffer torture, commit suicide if necessary, and die for righteousness (upholding the law) devolve into a state of fully embracing elements of paganism and/or gnosticism?
by lsayre
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Gospel of Marcion Cannot Have Been Derived from the Gospel of Mark
Replies: 155
Views: 106128

Re: The Gospel of Marcion Cannot Have Been Derived from the Gospel of Mark

I find myself wondering, Mark seems to have been added to as well as John and Luke. But what about Matthew? What is the general consensus concerning that text? If Matthew was written as a correction of Mark, then what would it matter if at some later date Matthew was additionally corrected? And if ...