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by DCHindley
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "The Lord" and his "brother" named "James": Rereading the allegory of two sons
Replies: 20
Views: 461

Re: "The Lord" and his "brother" named "James": Rereading the allegory of two sons

m, You may be right there. The legends about Mary's "virginity" at the point of conception of Jesus, which became popular in the mid 2nd century CE evidenced by Irenaeus & the letters of Ignatius, were defensive rationalizations. On whether Jesus was a bastard child or not I am not wil...
by DCHindley
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Kings Of Osrhoene; Why Ptolemy Menneus Was Philip Epiphanes, And Christian Origins
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Kings Of Osrhoene; Why Ptolemy Menneus Was Philip Epiphanes, And Christian Origins

Hello, Being new, I want to thank the site and its members for existing. I have not found anywhere on the internet so far where these subjects provoke enough interest for discussion. I hope I can be a decent member. I would like to bring up a topic of recent interest to me, which is a possible hist...
by DCHindley
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "The Lord" and his "brother" named "James": Rereading the allegory of two sons
Replies: 20
Views: 461

Re: "The Lord" and his "brother" named "James": Rereading the allegory of two sons

LOL. Quite some jumping through hoops there! Can't have Mary get a special position of course, being the Virgin - just sit there and be pretty, and be meek. They surely were not only hateful men, but rather ungrateful bastards really Interesting to see that it was likely (advocated?) that she becam...
by DCHindley
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Photius' description Stephen Gobar's book
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Photius' description Stephen Gobar's book

Photius sure did like to point out what he considers contradictions in Gobar's thinking. I had initially intended to do as you did, go word for word (I used the Perseus.org morphology tool) to create a crib sheet, but my feeble attention was diverted by work or health (my eyes were very weak startin...
by DCHindley
Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Photius' description Stephen Gobar's book
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Photius' description Stephen Gobar's book

With regard to Photius, Bibliotheca, 232, I noticed a few years ago that the J. H. Freese translation of René Henry's French translation in Les Belles Lettres, as commissioned by Roger Pearse, http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/photius_copyright/photius_07bibliotheca.htm , has a missing section: .......
by DCHindley
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark
Replies: 184
Views: 124085

Re: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark

Very interesting. The Amish have had a very significant impact on Ohio, especially Holmes county. The College of Wooster in the town of same name in Holmes County even used to close all classrooms on Wednesdays as that was the Amish "market day" and folks from across the state would come i...
by DCHindley
Mon May 31, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Aretas V
Replies: 70
Views: 7225

Re: Aretas V

Hey Charlie, 'Round my parts, Trump is almost worshipped. Our new mayor is a Trump worshipper, and the pastor of a Protestant church in town. Verrrry conservative in the political-right sense of that word. He has adopted arrogant Trump language and demands that all citizens of the town walk in lock ...
by DCHindley
Sun May 30, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Aretas V
Replies: 70
Views: 7225

Re: Aretas V

OK, sure Giuseppe. DCH :facepalm: "Facts" and "evidence" are not necessarily the same thing. IMHO, you jump to conclusions way too fast, based on the flimsiest of evidence! It's like "If something could happen in the context of the times, and this something could be interpre...
by DCHindley
Sat May 29, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Birth of the "Judean way of life"
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Birth of the "Judean way of life"

Hi Andrew, That is a possibility. I do not recall off the top of my head whether the studies that the article referenced included shellfish remains along with fish bones or scales. When I made the original post, I was more intrigued by the refashioning of Judean culture to suddenly begin to practice...
by DCHindley
Wed May 26, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Having It Both Ways With Secret Mark
Replies: 28
Views: 6552

Re: Having It Both Ways With Secret Mark

Rak, You do realize that he published originally in 1973: The Secret Gospel ; the discovery and interpretation of the Secret Gospel according to Mark Smith, Morton, 1915-1991 New York : Harper & Row , [1973] ix, 148 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm Clement of Alexandria and a secret Gospel of Mark....