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by Kapyong
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Some Observations on the Nomina Sacra of the First Three Centuries
Replies: 133
Views: 11715

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

"If YHWH is an abbreviation, then all ancient Hebrew words are abbreviations before the Masoretes added vowel points." Yah, I was wrong there. "I don't know how a coin which clearly shows the name "Elizabeth II" has any relevancy with the Nomina Sacra?" The NS cover mo...
by Kapyong
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Some Observations on the Nomina Sacra of the First Three Centuries
Replies: 133
Views: 11715

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

Hey Jax :)
all good here, been doing other areas of history.

A few more examples of ancient abbreviations -

The mysterious 'E' at the Temple at Delphi.
The Spartan 'L' on their shields.
Even 'YHWH'.
by Kapyong
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Some Observations on the Nomina Sacra of the First Three Centuries
Replies: 133
Views: 11715

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

Basically, the suggestion is that the abbreviations of what may be considered the most important names, titles, and related nouns of early Christianity run parallel, both in form and in effect, to the abbreviations of the names and titles of important Roman officials in inscriptions and especially ...
by Kapyong
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The power of failed prophecy.
Replies: 21
Views: 32436

Re: The power of failed prophecy.

Gday Ben,
A little tyop in your 2nd paragraph - to for go :
Ben C. Smith wrote: Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:15 pm The authors to on to briefly recount several historical examples...
Kapyong
by Kapyong
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul, his rivals, and the crucifixion.
Replies: 8
Views: 6746

Re: Paul, his rivals, and the crucifixion.

Gday Ben :) Interesting analysis. I note a little latter former glitch here : If the differences between his own gospel and that of his rivals included the acceptance or rejection both of circumcision and of the crucifixion, why does Paul seem only to harp on the former? Why does he not make a point...
by Kapyong
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Deconstructed Letters of Paulos
Replies: 100
Views: 85991

Re: Deconstructed Letters of Paulos

Gday Jax, Hope you're well :) I think that 1Co. 14:34-35 is all but a slam dunk for most critical scholars now days. Haven't seen you around for a while; good to see you posting. What do you think of my list? Well, I pop in for a gander from time-to-time, but I've mostly moved on to other topics of ...
by Kapyong
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Deconstructed Letters of Paulos
Replies: 100
Views: 85991

Re: Deconstructed Letters of Paulos

Gday Ben,

Thanks for those :) I thought it was worth a mention for anyone who may not have seen it, due to it's direct relevance on 1 Cor. 14:34-35. Seems like Payne has looked into that passage in depth.

I just found that distigme-obelos in my copy of 'B' - how thrilling.
by Kapyong
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Deconstructed Letters of Paulos
Replies: 100
Views: 85991

Re: Deconstructed Letters of Paulos

Gday Jax and everyone :) Did you see this relevant article by Philip B. Payne from New Testament Studies ? He calls that little marker doodad a ' distigme-obelos '. Vaticanus Distigme-obelos Symbols Marking Added Text, Including 1 Corinthians 14.34–5 Abstract : "The two-dot-plus-bar ‘distigme-o...