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by MrMacSon
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tertullian's Prefaces ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1660

Re: Tertullian's Prefaces ...

Vinzent notes Tertullian rejects Marcion's antithetical worldview and sees those who were formerly regarded as 'gentiles' being brought close to Israel; for example, when commenting Paul's Letter to the Laodicenes (according to Tertullian, Paul's Letter to the Ephesians ) (2:10): The gentiles are no...
by MrMacSon
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tertullian's Prefaces ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1660

Re: Tertullian's Prefaces ... 2

"...despite all the rhetorical slander against Marcion -and Tertullian has written more against him than against or on anybody in his entire career (at least what has been preserved from it)- Tertullian is caught by the spell of this man, a spell that drives him as in [ a ] passage to beautiful poe...
by MrMacSon
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Lived Experience, History, and Narrative Form in the Rabbinical Writings
Replies: 1
Views: 2073

Lived Experience, History, and Narrative Form in the Rabbinical Writings

Simon Goldhill (2015) Lived Experience, History, and Narrative Form in the Rabbinical Writings, Religion in the Roman Empire (RRE) Vol 1 / Issue 3, pp. 343-377 (35) This paper considers rabbinical writing, one of the largest and most complex corpus of material from late antiquity that discusses reli...
by MrMacSon
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tertullian's Prefaces ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1660

Tertullian's Prefaces ...

"... One of the most detailed and crucial pieces of information that we possess about [ Marcion's Gospel ] derives from Tertullian's preface to his commentary on Marcion's Gospel and Antitheses ...in Tertullian's Adversus Marcionem IV - according to IV 9,3. "We can also draw on the prefaces to some...
by MrMacSon
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: I Think I Might Have Figured Out Irenaeus's Reference to Jesus's Name Having 'Two and a Half Letters'
Replies: 4
Views: 1465

Re: I Think I Might Have Figured Out Irenaeus's Reference to Jesus's Name Having 'Two and a Half Letters'

But what is the half letter? In Latim we have evidence that S = 1/2 I was hoping, based on the passage you presented from Against Heresies - namely 2.24: Moreover, Iēsoûs [Ἰησοῦς], which is a word belonging to the proper tongue of the Hebrews , contains, as the learned among them declare, two lette...
by MrMacSon
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: I Think I Might Have Figured Out Irenaeus's Reference to Jesus's Name Having 'Two and a Half Letters'
Replies: 4
Views: 1465

Re: I Think I Might Have Figured Out Irenaeus's Reference to Jesus's Name Having 'Two and a Half Letters'

... Against Heresies 2.24: Moreover, Jesus, which is a word belonging to the proper tongue of the Hebrews, contains, as the learned among them declare, two letters and a half, and signifies that Lord who contains heaven and earth ... For, in their own language, Soter is a Greek word of five letters...
by MrMacSon
Sun May 31, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 'Simon Magus: The Invention and Reception of a Magician in a Christian Context', JN Bremmer
Replies: 0
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'Simon Magus: The Invention and Reception of a Magician in a Christian Context', JN Bremmer

In 'Simon Magus: The Invention and Reception of a Magician in a Christian Context', in Religion in the Roman Empire (RRE), Volume 5 (2019) / Issue 2, pp. 246-270 (25), Jan N. Bremmer offers "an analysis which will elucidate the gradual emergence of the main features of Simon Magus in the course of l...
by MrMacSon
Sat May 30, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tinker Tailor Soldier Forger
Replies: 217
Views: 48592

Re: Tinker Tailor Soldier Forger

The Greek term epoptai (ἐπόπται) is typically translated in bibles as "eyewitnesses". But in an historical context, the word was used primarily as a technical term in the non-Christian Eleusinian Mysteries, widespread in the eastern Mediterranean at the time. The term was used to designate advanced...
by MrMacSon
Wed May 27, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Concept of 'Deposit' in Origen
Replies: 2
Views: 1232

Re: The Concept of 'Deposit' in Origen

There's eight mentions of deposit in that excerpt. Prior to that excerpt - Offering is universally made to Almighty God through Jesus Christ inasmuch as, in respect of his deity, he is akin to the Father. Let there be no double offering, but an offering to God through God. At the beginning - Origen ...
by MrMacSon
Wed May 06, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is the "Jesus, son of Ananus" story a Parody
Replies: 3
Views: 2279

Re: Is the "Jesus, son of Ananus" story a Parody

Stuart wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 10:17 am
(A chart somebody found here" https://imgur.com/a/PK5d5 .)
That chart is from Richard Carrier's On the Historicity of Jesus, chapter 10.