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by Ben C. Smith
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Sleeper awake!
Replies: 24
Views: 235

Re: Sleeper awake!

An interesting passage in Ephesians: Ephesians 5: 12 For it is shameful even to mention what such people do secretly; 13 but everything exposed by the light becomes visible, 14 for everything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Sleeper, awake! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shin...
by Ben C. Smith
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The peculiar case of the two masters
Replies: 20
Views: 850

Re: The peculiar case of the two masters

Ben, it is my goal to analyse and draw conclusions based on textual evidence, in order to get closer to unravelling exactly how Christianity was created. What you are saying in this thread is not only moving away from that, but in the opposite direction Every single word I have written on this thre...
by Ben C. Smith
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: James, Peter and John in Galatians
Replies: 8
Views: 90

Re: James, Peter and John in Galatians

perseusomega9 wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:44 am
wut
perseusomega9 wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:13 am
Trees of Life wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:01 am
James was in the desert writing the Protevangelium at the time: 'Now I, James wrote this history in Jerusalem when tumult arose on the death of Herod' — circa A.D. 44.
lol wut
:lol:

Same ballpark, completely different game.
by Ben C. Smith
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus / Christ in all of the NT: Matthew and Mark
Replies: 49
Views: 842

Re: Jesus / Christ in all of the NT: Matthew and Mark

Jesus Christ and Christ Jesus are reversible because Jesus is a personal name and Christ is an honorific (just as a certain famous Seleucid king can be either Ἀντίοχος Ἐπιφανής or ὁ Ἐπιφανὴς Ἀντίοχος). If both were personal names, they would not be reversible (Marcus Antonius, never Antonius Marcus)...
by Ben C. Smith
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The peculiar case of the two masters
Replies: 20
Views: 850

Re: The peculiar case of the two masters

I haven't come across a text but Simon Magus as of yet, it's a lot like Marcion there, I understand. But if it all was passed down orally, who can be copying of whom then? Well, eventually someone wrote it down, and then copying was possible. I am just suggesting that we have no reason to think tha...
by Ben C. Smith
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: My current and still developing view of the nomina sacra.
Replies: 42
Views: 8142

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

We did reach that conclusion. The difference is that, in the context of the system of nomina sacra , we can know why that ΙΝ is in the text; it stands fully explained. Without the nomina sacra , what would the reason be for the ΙΝ? Conjugating a word that in the nominative is IS with an accusative ...
by Ben C. Smith
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: My current and still developing view of the nomina sacra.
Replies: 42
Views: 8142

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

Does KOU appear more frequently than KOS as abbreviations in antiquity the pattern of the genitive being more common than the nominative in every day Greek? I don't know. What would be the alternative? That authors and scribes deliberately chose certain grammatical constructions just so that the "r...
by Ben C. Smith
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: My current and still developing view of the nomina sacra.
Replies: 42
Views: 8142

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

FWIW my conclusions after doing a lot of research into pre-Christian Greek abbreviation patterns. The overbar has something to do with gematria. The same marker exists in Hebrew. I think originally the line told people to pay attention to the words because they had numerological significance. Then ...
by Ben C. Smith
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: My current and still developing view of the nomina sacra.
Replies: 42
Views: 8142

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

You [Ben] did quote me, but out of context - I had hit a dead end trying to make sense of the 318, and http://earlywritings.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3149&p=114502#p114516 conveys that: Yes, dead end there. Back to Barnabas and his impossible math of 18 and 300 having anything to do with IN, wh...