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by StephenGoranson
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Presence (and Absence) of Nomina Sacra in To Theodore
Replies: 215
Views: 89035

Re: The Presence (and Absence) of Nomina Sacra in To Theodore

Secret A. wrote: “Trump is a profoundly dishonest man.” I agree with that. Now, if we can get back to the “Letter to Theodore,” if I understand correctly (correct me if I am mistaken), you (S.A.) are claiming that the letter was penned in a time before a particular abbreviation in it was in use, but...
by StephenGoranson
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Presence (and Absence) of Nomina Sacra in To Theodore
Replies: 215
Views: 89035

Re: The Presence (and Absence) of Nomina Sacra in To Theodore

Andrew Criddle wrote: “If so and lf this usage has influenced the manuscript, this seems to make it unlikely that the manuscript of the Letter to Theodore was written in the 18th century and would support a later date. Seems to me a reasonable observation. Maybe true: Morton Smith presented a hypoth...
by StephenGoranson
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Presence (and Absence) of Nomina Sacra in To Theodore
Replies: 215
Views: 89035

Re: The Presence (and Absence) of Nomina Sacra in To Theodore

Strawman department: “I am telling you straight out - I don't see any explanation to To Theodore's kou, ku, kou, kou that involves Morton Smith. No chance of explaining that even with a bald, gay, Sabbatean, para-suicidal assistant professor of religion trying to create a zombie race of homosexual w...
by StephenGoranson
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: ONLY after the 70 CE the concept of Messiah implied INCREASINGLY a belief in a figure who’s recently been ON EARTH
Replies: 14
Views: 6804

Re: ONLY after the 70 CE the concept of Messiah implied INCREASINGLY a belief in a figure who’s recently been ON EARTH

Giuseppe, that does not make sense to me. Mark was read elsewhere than Rome, for one thing, among many others.
If I said Vladimir Putin visited Jamaica and got religion, would he be Rasputin? Would you also somehow find that “proof” of your presupposition?
by StephenGoranson
Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: My current and still developing view of the nomina sacra.
Replies: 42
Views: 8964

Re: My current and still developing view of the nomina sacra.

I don’t have a copy at hand but Kim Haines-Eitzen discussed nomina sacra in her dissertation, revised as a book, “Guardians of Letters, 2000.”
by StephenGoranson
Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Late dating of Mark: How far would you go? And what are your arguments?
Replies: 89
Views: 48064

Re: Late dating of Mark: How far would you go? And what are your arguments?

To be published in 2021 by Oxford UP: Papias of Hierapolis Exposition of Dominical Oracles The Fragments, Testimonia, and Reception of a Second-Century Commentator Edited by Stephen C. Carlson Oxford Early Christian Texts Description This work is the most complete edition of the remains of the lost ...
by StephenGoranson
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?
Replies: 57
Views: 36213

Re: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?

S. A.: “As academics we do a lot of reading and very little doing.” Well, Confucius, Woodrow Wilson, Einstein, Marie Curie, Noam Chomsky, Machiavelli, Thomas Jefferson, Socrates, Isaac Newton, Edmond Burke, Leibniz, Goethe, Marx, Freud, E. Fermi, Jonas Salk, Luther, Brandeis, J. Von Neumann, L. Paul...
by StephenGoranson
Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?
Replies: 57
Views: 36213

Re: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?

That Smith published in 1958 a 41-page article on Philosophumena, a text that mentions a variant version or interpretation of gMark—maybe coincidence.
by StephenGoranson
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?
Replies: 57
Views: 36213

Re: Did Morton salt Mar Saba?

M. Smith, "The Descriptions of the Essenes in Josephus and the. Philosophumena," HUCA 29 (1958) pp. 273-313. Somewhere, if I recall correctly, Shaye Cohen wrote that Smith later changed his mind about this article’s proposal (about the relation of the two texts).