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by DCHindley
Sun Jun 19, 2022 5:07 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Sailing Time, in Roman Empire (Alexandria)
Replies: 2
Views: 137

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: 291

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: 14518

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...
by DCHindley
Sat Jun 11, 2022 6:37 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Josephus Antiquities 20.200 on James: The scholars who doubt
Replies: 139
Views: 7594

Re: Josephus Antiquities 20.200 on James: The scholars who doubt

I find it interesting that letter 96 has no specific time and place to it and just happens to fall between two other letters that are at opposite ends of Pliny territory. I think that both D Trobisch ( First Edition of the NT ) and H Gamble ( Books and Readers in the Early Church ) discuss how the ...
by DCHindley
Fri Jun 10, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Revisiting Philo's Therapeutae and their Context/Timeline
Replies: 46
Views: 14518

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

Back in that file I posted a while ago which attempts to slice and dice Philo's De vita contemplativa , ca. mid 30s CE, to weed out the digressions and side comments of Philo's editor(s). (Hindley, David C) Analysis of philo's De vita contemplativa 1.1-90 (C D Yonge, vol 1, 1854, analysis 2013-02-12...
by DCHindley
Wed Jun 01, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Crucifixion in the Ancient World?
Replies: 13
Views: 477

Re: Crucifixion in the Ancient World?

Larry, Not sure if you will find this helpful, but some while back I had looked up some original language (well, Greek at least) references to APOSTAUROW and a bit about the Latin cognates, as defined in Greek Dictionaries & Non-Christian sources. (Hindley, David C) APOSTAUROW defined in Greek D...
by DCHindley
Thu May 26, 2022 4:54 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Utterly Lost - Help? "K. F. Meyer" (1870s scholar)
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Utterly Lost - Help? "K. F. Meyer" (1870s scholar)

Wouldn't be the first 19th century wag to be a one hit wonder, at least under this name. Consider the subject, the number seven. He is relating the legendary seven gates of Thebes (and what they were thought to signify) with one of the many versions of the "chaldean week" (aka Babylonian w...
by DCHindley
Sun May 08, 2022 5:11 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is the Wonderous Tall Man in Acts of Perpetua and Felicitas "Jesus"?
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Is the Wonderous Tall Man in Acts of Perpetua and Felicitas "Jesus"?

IMO these accounts are authentic dream records which makes their true meaning problematic. However it seems clear that, in the text as we have it, they are understood as visions of Jesus Christ for whom Perpetua is about to heroically die. Am reminded a bit of the Gospel of Peter, where two tall an...
by DCHindley
Thu May 05, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Catering to the Diaspora Within Caesarea Maritima Greek Prayer and Rabbinic Judaism
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: Catering to the Diaspora Within Caesarea Maritima Greek Prayer and Rabbinic Judaism

I would think that the food would be cold by the time it was delivered to the Diaspora. Alas, catering was a different business then.
by DCHindley
Thu May 05, 2022 4:06 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Curious Reversal of Kurios and Despotes With Philo and Josephus
Replies: 13
Views: 646

Re: The Curious Reversal of Kurios and Despotes With Philo and Josephus

lclapshaw wrote: Thu May 05, 2022 1:51 pm When IC in Mark and Matthew calls out to God from the stauros only ThC is used.
So he was high on ThC? :scratch: