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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: 260

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: 92

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: 490

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:
by DCHindley
Tue May 03, 2022 3:51 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul only / Damascus chronology
Replies: 25
Views: 18497

Re: Paul only / Damascus chronology

gryan, The main point of my ... er ... point, was that the parallels are a lot shakier than they might first appear, if we look at the actual parallels. I would ask, *What is an "Ethnarch?" Was it used other than to describe Archelaeus? *I'd ask what the connection was between king Aretas ...
by DCHindley
Sat Apr 30, 2022 7:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul only / Damascus chronology
Replies: 25
Views: 18497

Re: Paul only / Damascus chronology

This was how I worked out the parallels in 2/28/2021. Historical info of Paul found in his Epistles (All citations are RSV, some slightly modified) [/b] Parallels to Acts RSV [/b] GAL 1:13 For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to dest...
by DCHindley
Sat Apr 30, 2022 4:22 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: historian of early Christianity
Replies: 37
Views: 1258

Re: historian of early Christianity

An interesting book to add to everyone's reading list is The History of the Synoptic Problem by David Laird Dungan (1999). It is a bit lengthy, but interesting to see how a conservative employs Deconstructionist methodology. Per the publisher's web site, this book "is an accessible, academic st...
by DCHindley
Fri Apr 29, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: All Philo's References to Old Testament Scriptures
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: All Philo's References to Old Testament Scriptures

You know that a lot of that was gibberish. The OCR software was unable to read the Greek, which is the norm it seems.
by DCHindley
Wed Apr 27, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Celestial Messiah in the parables of Enoch
Replies: 115
Views: 4109

Re: The Celestial Messiah in the parables of Enoch

I once (2013, updated 2017) summarized the sources as follows: 175, Sep 1 Macc. 1:10 & 2 Macc. 4:7 Antiochus IV Epiphanes succeeds Seleucus IV Philopator. 175 2 Macc. 4:7 Jason outbids High Priesthood from Antiochus and succeeds his brother Onias III. 175-172 2 Macc. 4:10ff. Jason begins Helleni...
by DCHindley
Sun Apr 24, 2022 5:33 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul's Letters, Taken at Face Value, Reveal that He was not a Typical Early Christian!
Replies: 85
Views: 2615

Re: Paul's Letters, Taken at Face Value, Reveal that He was not a Typical Early Christian!

Paul's Letters, Taken at Face Value, Reveal that He was not a Typical Early Christian! Rather, he was constantly trying to assert, against other Christian believers and leaders, that his Christianity was the true Christianity. Why did it take me so long to realize this? :oops: Thinking about this: ...
by DCHindley
Wed Apr 20, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Ancient book dissemination.
Replies: 23
Views: 8624

Re: Ancient book dissemination.

mbuckley3,

Nice post!

I had contributed a more crude version in the past (2017):

viewtopic.php?p=75401#p75401

But it is all in unicode Greek with English translations.

Enjoy.

DCH