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by DCHindley
Tue May 11, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Synopsis of Schweitzer's QHJ [Ch. 2, Reimarus]
Replies: 13
Views: 297

Re: Synopsis of Schweitzer's QHJ [Ch. 2, Reimarus]

Good stuff. I might get back to you on the issue of post-modernism. I thought Schweitzer was a medical missionary (besides his PhD in Biblical studies, he was a qualified MD, as well as a Psychiatrist, but he did have a hard time finding a church to sponsor him. His reputation was as a student of t...
by DCHindley
Tue May 11, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Synopsis of Schweitzer's QHJ [Ch. 2, Reimarus]
Replies: 13
Views: 297

Re: Synopsis of Schweitzer's QHJ [Ch. 2, Reimarus]

Schweitzer is certainly critical of Christian theology and the way it distorts research into Jesus’ historicity. But not all that critical. As noted in my summary of Ch. 1, he himself is overtly writing as a theologian, not as some type of secular historian. He took his doctorate in theology, and w...
by DCHindley
Sun May 09, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Some Observations on the Nomina Sacra of the First Three Centuries
Replies: 132
Views: 10165

Re: Some Observations on the Nomina Sacra of the First Three Centuries

My late father-in-law used to keep lists like these, in notebooks, which he would study religiously looking for the clue that would crack things wide-open for him. Of course, he was doing it to figure out how to create a willing lottery number combination. They say that gambling is just as much an a...
by DCHindley
Sat May 01, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Mucianus" as Template for "Paul"
Replies: 28
Views: 742

Re: "Mucianus" as Template for "Paul"

Lane, Yes, early Christians seem to have relied almost exclusively on the codex, but I had also heard that it really that much more expensive (due to the binding process). At first, codices were mainly used for business accounting purposes, and only later were introduced into the hoidy toidy literar...
by DCHindley
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Other Texts and History
Topic: Secret Mark, GRS Mead and Morton Smith
Replies: 21
Views: 37079

Re: Secret Mark, GRS Mead and Morton Smith

I'm no expert on 18th century Greek cursive writing, but writing fonts like that effortlessly would take years of careful practice, sort of on the line of how Calligraphers get to write it so effortlessly. Years ago, I saw one of those weird pseudo documentaries in the History Channel, and they had ...
by DCHindley
Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The tetrarchies in Luke 3.1-2.
Replies: 21
Views: 3266

Re: The tetrarchies in Luke 3.1-2.

Weren't the area as far north as south Iturea part of David's (legendary) kingdom? The Romans kept appointing Herod the Great's relations to head up the territory of Chalkis (the old HQ if the Itureans) and points west (Batanea etc), as if they had a claim to these regions. Who was the Hasmonean kin...
by DCHindley
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Papyrus 20915 - English Translation
Replies: 23
Views: 3862

Re: Papyrus 20915 - English Translation

It is a loooong document, but giving it a brief read through during lunch today it does not really come across to me as "Gnostic" (big G). I would say closer to the epistle to the Hebrews. That citation of Revelation about the angel calling the birds of the air to come and eat the flesh of...
by DCHindley
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1 Cor 11: "when you come together as a church"
Replies: 37
Views: 2171

Re: 1 Cor 11: "when you come together as a church"

This is an interesting passage: 17 Now in giving this next instruction I do not praise you, because you come together not for the better, but for the worse. 18 For, in the first place, when you come together as a ekklēsia , I hear that divisions exist among you; and in part I believe it. 19 For the...
by DCHindley
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the hypothesis that the Gospel Jesus == Jesus ben Saphat
Replies: 229
Views: 51570

Re: On the hypothesis that the Gospel Jesus == Jesus ben Saphat

[T]his kind of (deliberate?) confusion by Christian part is more probable with the document known as "On the Priesthood of Jesus" , than with a Jewish document as the Josippon . I think you mentioned this source "On the Priesthood of Jesus" but I am not sure if it is supposed to...
by DCHindley
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the hypothesis that the Gospel Jesus == Jesus ben Saphat
Replies: 229
Views: 51570

Re: On the hypothesis that the Gospel Jesus == Jesus ben Saphat

The hypothesis that Jesus b. Tebuthi == Jesus b. Sapphat is corroborated by this further evidence: “On the Priesthood of Jesus” aka “the Confession (or, Apology) of Theodosius”, is a 7th-8th CE story of Jesus being selected and registered as a priest following debate concerning Jesus’s paternity an...