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by Ben C. Smith
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: who invented the name Jesus?
Replies: 36
Views: 881

Re: who invented the name Jesus?

Secret Alias wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:48 pm
There is also ISOU in Vatican 1899
And get a load of Ƿ37, per Paap:

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by Ben C. Smith
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: who invented the name Jesus?
Replies: 36
Views: 881

Re: who invented the name Jesus?

As far as I currently know the only forms of the name were IS, IU, and IN and perhaps later IE. The suspension IE would seem to indicate the name Iesos, however the contractions IS, IU, and IN could be any name that started with an i in ancient Greek. There was also the three letter form, ΙΗΣ. Here...
by Ben C. Smith
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: My current and still developing view of the nomina sacra.
Replies: 42
Views: 8143

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

Interesting reading Ben. Just a few questions if you don't mind. For simplicity I will just concentrate on the name Iesos. Does it seem that the nomina sacra for Iesos was first contracted or written by suspension? I am not sure which of these (contraction or suspension) came absolutely first, but ...
by Ben C. Smith
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Pharisee / scribe / laywer etc in all of the NT - Synoptics
Replies: 18
Views: 987

Re: Pharisee / scribe / laywer etc in all of the NT - Synoptics

I initially had the apostles thrown in into this thread as well, but upon seeing their extreme unbalanced representation I decided to create a new thread with them and disciples. You may be interested in my list of instances of the term "apostle" and two of its derivatives: http://earlywritings.com...
by Ben C. Smith
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The peculiar case of the two masters
Replies: 20
Views: 858

Re: The peculiar case of the two masters

I doubt the earliest ones (Paul, Simon Magus) are quoting from any text. I bet the saying derived from the logoi kuriou, some of which Paul quotes and many of which found their way into different texts at some point.
by Ben C. Smith
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The peculiar case of the two masters
Replies: 20
Views: 858

Re: The peculiar case of the two masters

Here are the parallels: Clement of Alexandria, Miscellanies 2.9.45.4-5: 4 But the beginning of this is to marvel at matters, as Plato says in the Theaetetus (= 155d, τὸ θαυμάζειν, οὐ γὰρ ἄλλη ἀρχὴ φιλοσοφίας ἢ αὕτη) and Matthias in the Traditions, exhorting, “Marvel at things present,” placing this ...
by Ben C. Smith
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The peculiar case of the two masters
Replies: 20
Views: 858

Re: The peculiar case of the two masters

Indeed. I can only conclude that there was quite some confusion about its name, and the contents quoted are sometimes attributed to gospel of the Hebrews and other vague ones The contents of the Gospel of the Hebrews and the Gospel of Thomas probably overlapped, just like the contents of all the ot...
by Ben C. Smith
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The peculiar case of the two masters
Replies: 20
Views: 858

Re: The peculiar case of the two masters

Hippolytus in Aainst all Heresies seems to mention Thomas And concerning this (nature) they hand down an explicit passage, occurring in the Gospel inscribed according to Thomas, expressing themselves thus: He who seeks me, will find me in children from seven years old; for there concealed, I shall ...
by Ben C. Smith
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Pharisee / scribe / laywer etc in all of the NT - Synoptics
Replies: 18
Views: 987

Re: Pharisee / scribe / laywer etc in all of the NT - summary

But, to set the record straight indeed, allow me to have a retry: only prophets in Romans ff., no lawyers, scribes, Pharisees , Sadducees As Ken pointed out, Paul calls himself a Pharisee in Philippians 3.5. Paul also mentions a scribe in 1 Corinthians 1.20. And Zenas is called a lawyer in Titus 3....
by Ben C. Smith
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Decoding Mark revealed Secret Mark
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: Decoding Mark revealed Secret Mark

DCHindley wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:32 am
I believe that scholars who use chiasms as a means of analyzing Mark (or any other Gospel) are selecting, rearranging, and ignoring things somewhat arbitrarily to get what they want to think is "there."
Exactly so.