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by rakovsky
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Of Nazirites & Naṣoraeans.
Replies: 122
Views: 70781

Re: Of Nazirites & Naṣoraeans.

In an essay, "The Location of Tarichaea," a city in Galilee destroyed in 66 AD, which Pliny described, Nikos Kokkinos writes that Pliny was using the governor of Syria in the mid-late 1st century AD as his source on Galilee's geography: Little doubt may remain as to whether Tarichaea would have bee...
by rakovsky
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Of Nazirites & Naṣoraeans.
Replies: 122
Views: 70781

Re: Of Nazirites & Naṣoraeans.

Bernard Muller wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:05 am
This Pliny is Pliny the Elder, not Pliny the Younger, isn't it?
Correct.
by rakovsky
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Of Nazirites & Naṣoraeans.
Replies: 122
Views: 70781

Re: Of Nazirites & Naṣoraeans.

Ben, what makes people think that Pliny was using Marcus Agrippa (1st century BC) as his source? In an essay, "The Location of Tarichaea," a city in Galilee destroyed in 66 AD, which Pliny described, Nikos Kokkinos writes that Pliny was using the governor of Syria in the mid-late 1st century AD as h...
by rakovsky
Sun Mar 21, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The heirs of Paul...
Replies: 16
Views: 5824

Re: The heirs of Paul...

You sound like a needle stuck in a record. The (unforged) letters of Paul were brought to the church of rome in 145. Look on google. Irenaeus took the gospel of John, which says that Jesus is almost 50. Pilatus is there too, so it only means that he was born 20 BC. Fyi, Irenaeus doesn't mean Jesus ...
by rakovsky
Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Evidence of the Pauline Epistles
Replies: 27
Views: 5555

Re: The Evidence of the Pauline Epistles

Paul's miracles show up in Acts. Yes, Acts of the Apostles have a few things. But outside that, no visions of Jesus are recorded AFAIK. If there was "an age of revelations" where the Risen Jesus is popping up to teach the early church, it didn't make it into the extant texts. I would have thought t...
by rakovsky
Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Evidence of the Pauline Epistles
Replies: 27
Views: 5555

Re: The Evidence of the Pauline Epistles

GakuseiDon wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:39 pm
Any ideas why early Christian writings lack such details? Or are there more details about early visions/communications that I've missed out on?
Paul's miracles show up in Acts.
by rakovsky
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Decoding Mark revealed Secret Mark
Replies: 44
Views: 7098

Re: Decoding Mark revealed Secret Mark

You know I have VERY LITTLE interest discussing what your impressions are of things you haven't spent much time researching. If I could, I'd like to discuss self-knowledge. I have lived a long time. I think I am fairly strong willed. I have no idea where it comes from. My mother is the obvious answ...
by rakovsky
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Of Nazirites & Naṣoraeans.
Replies: 122
Views: 70781

Re: Of Nazirites & Naṣoraeans.

I am answering you here, Ben, from another thread because it's more relevant here. But I still need to read this thread. It is true that, if Pliny were drawing from a Christian source, he might have used a zee . So was he? What Christian source might have told him about a Tetrarchy named after Jewis...
by rakovsky
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Buried clues about early Christianity from the context of Pliny’s letters?
Replies: 60
Views: 12169

Re: Buried clues about early Christianity from the context of Pliny’s letters?

It's better for me to reply to you on your other thread, Ben, which I admit I haven't read yet.
by rakovsky
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Decoding Mark revealed Secret Mark
Replies: 44
Views: 7098

Re: Decoding Mark revealed Secret Mark

Absence of Provenance and Authentication is also a sign (but not proof) of forgery. What absence? We know where the book was found. We know that the monks wouldn't allow Quesnell to take the manuscript to be examined at the police station. He couldn't just walk out the door with the manuscript. Why...