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by Jax
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE
Replies: 41
Views: 40669

Re: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE

Cassius Dio book 44 45 1 "But all this I will omit, since not even Caesar himself ever took any pride in it, always hating, as he did, the deeds enforced by necessity. But when Heaven had most justly decided the issue of the battle, whom of those then captured for the first time did he put to death?...
by Jax
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE
Replies: 41
Views: 40669

Re: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE

As far as I know, there were no Roman military veteran colonies established in the province of Galatia resulting from the civil wars. If anyone knows differently could you please inform me?

Thanks

Lane
by Jax
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Justin's silence on John the Baptist is very strong
Replies: 11
Views: 8396

Re: Justin's silence on John the Baptist is very strong

Ben C. Smith wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:46 pm
Charles Wilson wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:37 pm
Giuseppe, sometimes you drive me nuts, but here, you are onto something.
I may as well set this sentiment to music, it happens often enough.
I submit this as a base (or bass as it were). ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpkRK9yWwrM
by Jax
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE
Replies: 41
Views: 40669

Re: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE

It occurs to me also that while Paul would have had less opportunity to engage peoples from the Asian provence of Galatia in the mid 1st century CE, contact with them in the civil wars of the 1st century BCE would have been much greater. 1: Judean and Galatian auxiliary forces fought together under ...
by Jax
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE
Replies: 41
Views: 40669

Re: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE

It pains me to report that my theory of Paul being an auxiliary member of Pompey's army against Caesar, is that he would probably also have been at the battle of Pharsalus. According to this paper anyway https://www.academia.edu/19860273/48_BC_The_Battle_of_Pharsalus Caesar told his men, while mopp...
by Jax
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1 Clement & the Gospel of Matthew?
Replies: 206
Views: 84173

Re: 1 Clement & the Gospel of Matthew?

If you want a concrete example consider 'hell' where does Paul ever mention it as a concept, or name it by any names Sheol, Gehenna, outer darkness, tartaros… Romans 10.7 mentions the abyss as the abode of the dead. Is Romans 9-11 actually Paul though? May not be, which is why I said "Romans 10.7" ...
by Jax
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1 Clement & the Gospel of Matthew?
Replies: 206
Views: 84173

Re: 1 Clement & the Gospel of Matthew?

If you want a concrete example consider 'hell' where does Paul ever mention it as a concept, or name it by any names Sheol, Gehenna, outer darkness, tartaros… Romans 10.7 mentions the abyss as the abode of the dead. Is Romans 9-11 actually Paul though? Who disputes this section of Romans? Hi Neil, ...
by Jax
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1 Clement & the Gospel of Matthew?
Replies: 206
Views: 84173

Re: 1 Clement & the Gospel of Matthew?

Ben C. Smith wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:34 pm
davidmartin wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:26 pm
If you want a concrete example consider 'hell'
where does Paul ever mention it as a concept, or name it by any names Sheol, Gehenna, outer darkness, tartaros…
Romans 10.7 mentions the abyss as the abode of the dead.
Is Romans 9-11 actually Paul though?
by Jax
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE
Replies: 41
Views: 40669

Re: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE

Actually it occurs to me that a reference to Actium might possibly be in the other smaller letters that make up 2 Corinthians as well. 7: 2 Corinthians 1:1-2:13 and 7:5-16. 8: 2 Corinthians 2:14-7:4. Without 6:14-7:1 9: 2 Corinthians 8:1-24. 10: 2 Corinthians 9:1-15. 11: 2 Corinthians 10-13. From ht...
by Jax
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE
Replies: 41
Views: 40669

Re: Paul as Combatant in 1st Century BCE

I'm Back! :) While Paul being part of Pompey's forces in Illyricum seems problematic as reported in the posts above http://earlywritings.com/forum/posting.php?mode=quote&f=3&p=101690 a second opportunity presents itself. From 35-33 BCE Octavian went to war with Illyricum. If indeed 2 Corinthians 1:8...