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by rakovsky
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: First Century Christian Writings Missing from our Forum's Website
Replies: 173
Views: 155753

Re: First Century Christian Writings Missing from our Forum's Website

It's hard for me to see how one would date the Epistle of Eugnostos to 50-150 AD and date Sophia of Jesus Christ to 50-250 AD, but date the Gnostic Gospel of the Egyptians/Book of the Great Invisible Spirit to a period more than decades later (eg. to date it to 200-350 AD). They are all in Nag Hamma...
by rakovsky
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Early to mid 2nd c. works on Christianity missing from our forum's website
Replies: 55
Views: 66122

Re: Early to mid 2nd c. works on Christianity missing from our forum's website

It looks to me like the Gnostic Gospel of the Egyptians/Book of the Great Invisible Spirit dates to the early 2nd - 3rd century, not to 200-350 AD as the Early Writings list says. In Nag Hammadi Codex III, Book II: The Gnostic Gospel of the Egyptians / Holy Book of the Great Invisible Spirit was lik...
by rakovsky
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Synopsis of Eugnostos and the Wisdom of Jesus Christ.
Replies: 6
Views: 6751

Re: Synopsis of Eugnostos and the Wisdom of Jesus Christ.

Peter wrote : [td][b][center]The Wisdom of Jesus Christ[/center][/b][/td][/tr] - "Whoever, then, knows the Father in pure knowledge will depart to the Father and repose in Unbegotten Father. But whoever knows him defectively will depart to the defect and the rest of the Eighth. Now whoever knows Im...
by rakovsky
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: HELLENISTIC SYNAGOGAL PRAYERS in the Apostolic Constitutions (100 - 380 AD) Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 7054

Re: HELLENISTIC SYNAGOGAL PRAYERS in the Apostolic Constitutions (100 - 380 AD) Questions

For Question 4: (Question 4) Isn't Wisdom / Sophia considered in Orthodox Christian tradition to be a reference to the Holy Spirit? Hellenistic Synagogal Prayer 12 says: And You have not only created the world itself, but hast also made man for a citizen of the world, exhibiting him as the ornament...
by rakovsky
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: MARA BAR SERAPION'S LETTER (c.73-200 AD) 2 Questions (SOLVED)
Replies: 1
Views: 5700

Re: MARA BAR SERAPION'S LETTER (c.73-200 AD) 2 Questions

For Question 1 , I think that the statement “at Time: inasmuch as, although he has not borrowed any evil from me, he is paying me back" means that Mara finds the irony of the situation humorous. That is, he didn't harm Time or mistreat Time, but now Time is mistreating him in that he is old an in ca...
by rakovsky
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Early to mid 2nd c. works on Christianity missing from our forum's website
Replies: 55
Views: 66122

Re: Early to mid 2nd c. works on Christianity missing from our forum's website

Thanks. That is my guess too. I don't know how you would prove that it is post-Eusebian, though. Some of the best evidence for me is that it isn't mentioned before what, the 10th century?
by rakovsky
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Early to mid 2nd c. works on Christianity missing from our forum's website
Replies: 55
Views: 66122

Re: Early to mid 2nd c. works on Christianity missing from our forum's website

When would you date the "Martyrdom of Ignatius"? I have seen dates ranging from the 2nd century AD to centuries later. The earliest manuscript that we have is from the 10th century, and the early writers don't clearly mention it, so it seems like a late document. Wikipedia refers to this text: Altho...
by rakovsky
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus
Replies: 65
Views: 82154

Re: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus

Thanks, Ben. The Encyclopedia list that you gave just cites Josephus for the first century priests' list. It just repeats him practically.
by rakovsky
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Any other English translations of Josephus
Replies: 59
Views: 98431

Re: Any other English translations of Josephus

Ben C. Smith wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:41 am
Does anybody know where books 15-17 from the Loeb series might be online?
Here it is:
https://archive.org/details/josephuswit ... ft/page/n5