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by rakovsky
Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Strongest, most direct evidence to doubt the Resurrection?
Replies: 68
Views: 37749

Re: Strongest, most direct evidence to doubt the Resurrectio

St. Augustine, in his discussion on discrepancies in the resurrection accounts, made some interesting observations. He mentioned the difference between Mark saying that the apostles did not believe the two travelers about Jesus' resurrection and Luke saying that the apostles openly announced that Pe...
by rakovsky
Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Earliest gospel commentary?
Replies: 8
Views: 3974

Re: Earliest gospel commentary?

Thanks! The downside is that I don't think we have Origen's commentary on Matthew 28, which I am most interested in.
by rakovsky
Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Earliest gospel commentary?
Replies: 8
Views: 3974

Earliest gospel commentary?

What do you think is the earliest chronological (eg. chapter by chapter) patristic commentary on the gospels? Origen has a commentary on Matthew and on John, but it is not arranged according to the gospel chapters (eg. Matthew 1, Matthew 2, and so on), but rahter by subject (eg. whether the church i...
by rakovsky
Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Vatican Archives: extracanonical gospels?
Replies: 12
Views: 4852

Re: Vatican Archives: extracanonical gospels?

Eusebius later concurred, citing Hegesippus' lost History of the Church , ( Church History 2.23.3-19; 4.22.4) to demonstrate that James was both "brother of the Lord" and was famously righteous, and also claimed that Clement, in his lost Hypotyposeis = Note Book, had stated that James was "brother ...
by rakovsky
Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Continuing Animal Sacrifice in Christianity
Replies: 14
Views: 6157

Re: Continuing Animal Sacrifice in Christianity

I thought that " There is no role for animal sacrifice in Christianity" by Jill Hamilton was an ignorant, Orientalist article. The Christians who use animal sacrifice do not consider it to be a replacement for Jesus' atonement. The Bible had different kinds of ritual sacrifices. In Acts, Paul I thin...
by rakovsky
Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Vatican Archives: extracanonical gospels?
Replies: 12
Views: 4852

Re: Vatican Archives: extracanonical gospels?

In the beginnings of Christianity, the relatively few people who were Christian included few who wrote about Christianity. What they did write was probably on flimsy or temporary (wax) material, so little enough would survive for centuries, much less two millennia. Rakovsky is quite unreasonable in...
by rakovsky
Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Strongest, most direct evidence to doubt the Resurrection?
Replies: 68
Views: 37749

Re: Strongest, most direct evidence to doubt the Resurrectio

My computer crashed for a while. But I am back! "with three days" as in "... and they will kill him; and when he is killed, WITH three days he will rise." (Mk 9:31 RSV) Why would Jesus indicate a period of three days is needed in order to resurrect? (as a three days' sail is required to reach desti...
by rakovsky
Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Vatican Archives: extracanonical gospels?
Replies: 12
Views: 4852

Re: Vatican Archives: extracanonical gospels?

Andrew. Why would they not have a single deep archived document from before medieval times? Outside of the Epistles , the NT and a few other books we have nothing from the 1st century on Christianity. It feels like something is missing. Where are the earlier versions of the NT? Where are the writing...
by rakovsky
Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Gospel of Peter: Does it preserve an early tradition?
Replies: 21
Views: 7683

Re: The Gospel of Peter: Does it preserve an early tradition

Origen is not clear to me either that gPeter is GHebrews, nor that both of them have this reference to Mary. This at least refers to the protoevangelium of James.
by rakovsky
Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Gospel of Peter: Does it preserve an early tradition?
Replies: 21
Views: 7683

Re: The Gospel of Peter: Does it preserve an early tradition

One explanation is that the twelve refers to them as a collective, but does not necessarily mean precisely twelve. Elsewhere the bible talks about the seventy apostles. But this need not mean each of the sevent was present someplace. Another explanation when you see post resurrection mention of the ...