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by DCHindley
Sun Jul 31, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: The Podium
Topic: Note: Denarius Converter program
Replies: 18
Views: 88727

Re: Note: Denarius Converter program

I have a copy of Kenneth W Harl's Coinage in the Roman Economy, 300 BC to AD 700 (Johns Hopkins, 1996). See especially chapter three, "The Denarius and Overseas Expansion," and chapter five, "Currencies of the Roman East." This suggests that Romans did not attempt to convert regi...
by DCHindley
Sat Jul 30, 2022 8:52 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Any thoughts on Tabor's view of a Jewish original Revelation?
Replies: 18
Views: 577

Re: Any thoughts on Tabor's view of a Jewish original Revelation?

Revelation is profoundly Roman Catholic from the front to the back; it just happens to use intertestamental Jewish literature such as Henochian parables and the Testamentd of the Patriarchs; but this does not make it a slightly Christianized anything. Tabor is, at the least, a specialist in apocaly...
by DCHindley
Tue Jul 19, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who are Scholars who proposed that Josephus was Christian?
Replies: 11
Views: 2564

Re: Who are Scholars who proposed that Josephus was Christian?

Hmmm, Well, the early translator Wm Whiston was of the opinion that Josephus was at the very least a closet Christian. W flourished in the 18th century, when critical scholarship was in its infancy, but seems to not have practiced it himself. There is a long (and boring) introduction and several len...
by DCHindley
Sat Jul 16, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Narrative of Zosimos, and the History of the Rechabites
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

Re: Narrative of Zosimos, and the History of the Rechabites

I have to agree that it is speculative to assert that the Narrative of Zosimus' description of the "Rechabites" can be traced to the Therapeutae of Egypt. On the Contemplative Life has a complicated history. Hard to say whether it was known by this name even in the time of Clement of Alexa...
by DCHindley
Sat Jul 02, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Dating the Pentateuch
Replies: 122
Views: 134641

Re: Dating the Pentateuch

For those who are interested there is a detailed comparison of the DH as it was popularly taught in 1913 by S R Driver, Introduction to the Literature of the Old Testament (who basically followed Carpenter, who in turn had followed Wellhausen). Also and in 2003 by Richard E. Friedman, The Bible Wit...
by DCHindley
Sat Jul 02, 2022 6:31 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]
Replies: 203
Views: 13698

Re: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]

Hi DCH, I don't doubt changes over time, and some adopted Greek names. But there was paleo-Hebrew writing before Hellenistic times And there was a Jerusalem temple, before Babylonians destroyed it, that had priests and --I bet--texts. Hi Stephen, Yes, I agree. There was probably something. Of cours...
by DCHindley
Fri Jul 01, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]
Replies: 203
Views: 13698

Re: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]

Hi Stephen, I've often wondered whether Judaism as we know it around the turn of the common era was not a product of the Maccabean revolution and Simon's "popular election" as king. I lump Ezra-Nehemiah-Esdras along with Daniel as products of this era. The Judaism that preceded Antiochus' ...
by DCHindley
Sun Jun 19, 2022 5:07 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Sailing Time, in Roman Empire (Alexandria)
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

Re: Sailing Time, in Roman Empire (Alexandria)

Have you tried the ORBIS database? It covers land, sea & river travel and estimates travel time by season and by direction, etc. I think the travel times are based on ancient accounts, and geophysical info from a modern meteorological study of wind patterns and travel conditions from 2002. There...
by DCHindley
Sun Jun 12, 2022 5:26 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: B.Russell: Msg to Future (1959)
Replies: 1
Views: 1269

Re: B.Russell: Msg to Future (1959)

ihaB8AFOhZo In a Psychology class, I was to write a paper on a psychological subject of my choosing. Of course, the subject I chose was one that NOBODY was dealing with in Psychology (can't remember it now, as it would seem silly to me as I see things now), so I cited BR for his philosophical musin...
by DCHindley
Sat Jun 11, 2022 8:33 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Revisiting Philo's Therapeutae and their Context/Timeline
Replies: 46
Views: 18475

Re: Revisiting Philo's Therapeutae and their Context/Timeline

billd89, Was once reading a geological survey of the Nile delta region, especially as it pertains to the Mareotis lake of early Roman time. I thought I had taken notes, but I am not locating them. It looked like there was an artificial harbor to the Mediterranean, but the lake water was fresh, fed b...