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by DCHindley
Sun Sep 18, 2022 6:10 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Possible the original Pauline letters never mentioned Jesus?
Replies: 84
Views: 3527

Re: Possible the original Pauline letters never mentioned Jesus?

rg, With a little imagination, anybody can think up ways to take whatever direct evidence we have (literary remains, letters, archaeology, etc.) and slice & dice it into just about anything. With my hypothetical "original" letters (written by a historical Paul who is not in any way rel...
by DCHindley
Sat Sep 17, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Was the name Yahweh ever written in Greek?
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Was the name Yahweh ever written in Greek?

There were of course prohibitions against saying the name Yahweh in the Second Temple era. And in the LXX the name never appears. But was the name every written in Greek? If it were to be written in Greek, how would it have been written? I think it is confined to ΙΑΩ (IAŌ, oftentimes transliterated...
by DCHindley
Sun Sep 11, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The logic of the Nag Hammadi collection.
Replies: 64
Views: 76414

Re: The logic of the Nag Hammadi collection.

Or do they [the pecularities of the Coptic translation of a passage fropm Plato's republic] serve to highlight some contemporary problems in the "Republic" when the Nag Hammadi Library was being assembled in the 4th century? I was inclined to suggest the latter. Here are my notes and find...
by DCHindley
Sun Sep 11, 2022 5:11 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The logic of the Nag Hammadi collection.
Replies: 64
Views: 76414

Re: The logic of the Nag Hammadi collection.

Hi Pete, I posted this on another thread recently: Looks like you had made use of the comparative tables I had posted long ago on this, and possibly other materials/sources posted by Ben Smith and others, but my posts at the time were there to comment on the issue of interpretation in translation, h...
by DCHindley
Sun Sep 11, 2022 5:00 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: The Invention of Money, Money in the Mediterranean Zone
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: The Invention of Money, Money in the Mediterranean Zone

ETA: I invite your comments on your study of the Plato extract in the NHL https://earlywritings.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=141362#p141362 Hi again Pete, Just wanted you to know that I have taken a look at your thread about NHL translation of a segment from Plato's Republic, but have not had time to ...
by DCHindley
Sat Sep 10, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Online book? A. J. Festugière's Révélation d'Hermès Trismégiste Vol. 1.
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Online book? A. J. Festugière's Révélation d'Hermès Trismégiste Vol. 1.

I am looking for La révélation d'Hermès Trismégiste. Part I: L'Astrologie et les Sciences Occultes. [1945] in French or English. ...... "The Revelation of Hermes Trismegistus Vol. 1: Astrology and the Occult Sciences." ( Italian .) Is there no English translation of this book? Is the Fren...
by DCHindley
Thu Sep 08, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Two origins of Enoch?
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: Two origins of Enoch?

Enosh (not Enoch) son of Seth is in all traditions we have record of. So is Enoch son of Jared. There is also an extra Cainan in some traditions. This table compared the stated age of the father at the time of the birth of his son. [/b] MT [/b] LXX [/b] SP [/b] Josephus [/b] Jubilees [/b] Adam 130 2...
by DCHindley
Mon Sep 05, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: The Invention of Money, Money in the Mediterranean Zone
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: The Invention of Money, Money in the Mediterranean Zone

I guess that the most ancient of Romans (or was that Greeks?) kept their wealth as copper rods, and might exchange a handful of these rods for goods or services. Back then weapons of war were made of brass, which is made partly from copper, so copper had value. 1. As far as I am aware, only the Spa...
by DCHindley
Mon Sep 05, 2022 6:00 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: The Invention of Money, Money in the Mediterranean Zone
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: The Invention of Money, Money in the Mediterranean Zone

I guess that the most ancient of Romans (or was that Greeks?) kept their wealth as copper rods, and might exchange a handful of these rods for goods or services. Back then weapons of war were made of brass, which is made partly from copper, so copper had value. 1. As far as I am aware, only the Spa...
by DCHindley
Mon Sep 05, 2022 4:28 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: The Invention of Money, Money in the Mediterranean Zone
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: The Invention of Money, Money in the Mediterranean Zone

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debt:_The_First_5000_Years Debt: The First 5,000 Years is a book by anthropologist David Graeber published in 2011. It explores the historical relationship of debt with social institutions such as barter, marriage, friendship, slavery, law, religion, war and government...