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by Peter Kirby
Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:57 pm
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

yakovzutolmai wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:55 am 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.
Welcome to the forum!

And a very interesting first post! Thank you.
by Peter Kirby
Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: USA religious decline exaggerated
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: USA religious decline exaggerated

bbyrd009 wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:06 pm Isn’t the American public showing the sixth largest secularization, per the graph?
The graph shows a slightly different date range (2007-2019 in the graph, ending in 2017 in the paragraph).

You should read the article if you want more clarification.
by Peter Kirby
Sun May 30, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dating Paul's letters
Replies: 78
Views: 1871

Re: Dating Paul's letters

What are the reasons for dating Paul's "genuine" letters pre-70 CE? From a previous discussion: https://earlywritings.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=155 1 Corinthians 9:13 Do you not know that those who are employed in the temple service get their food from the temple, and those who se...
by Peter Kirby
Wed May 26, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: USA religious decline exaggerated
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: USA religious decline exaggerated

The corrected dataset contains numerous small changes, mostly of less than one percent. The largest of these changes involves responses to the question “Do you believe in God?” As recently as 1999, only 4 percent of the U.S. public said that they did not believe in God, but in the 2011 WVS survey t...
by Peter Kirby
Mon May 17, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: They would not have crucified the Lord of Glory
Replies: 46
Views: 1081

Re: They would not have crucified the Lord of Glory

I believe you're correct in affirming that the phrase in 1 Corinthians is ambiguous. Drpge claims that it is not ambiguous. What makes it unambiguous? seeing it from the POV of a set of 2nd century texts that talk continually and unambiguously about demonic archons in the air, particularly the orig...
by Peter Kirby
Mon May 17, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What was Marcion's Gospel?
Replies: 59
Views: 1568

Re: What was Marcion's Gospel?

There is a long section of Luke that is almost entirely absent from Mark, starting from Luke 9:51. The comments of Tertullian and especially Epiphanius tend to imply that the text contained the section... in that they cover the section. Peter, I have never heard this before. Can you cite the places...
by Peter Kirby
Mon May 17, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: They would not have crucified the Lord of Glory
Replies: 46
Views: 1081

Re: They would not have crucified the Lord of Glory

Giuseppe wrote: Sun May 16, 2021 9:10 pm
Peter Kirby wrote: Sun May 16, 2021 5:18 pm I believe you're correct in affirming that the phrase in 1 Corinthians is ambiguous.
Drpge claims that it is not ambiguous.
What makes it unambiguous?
by Peter Kirby
Mon May 17, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: They would not have crucified the Lord of Glory
Replies: 46
Views: 1081

Re: They would not have crucified the Lord of Glory

But it is written in what I call 'mythic' language. I'm reminded of "The Strange Silence of Samuel Rutherford": https://bcharchive.org/3/thearchives/showthread51a6-4.html I think the pattern of incidental mention / non-mention of certain details ends up being a lot more relevant than the ...
by Peter Kirby
Sun May 16, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: They would not have crucified the Lord of Glory
Replies: 46
Views: 1081

Re: They would not have crucified the Lord of Glory

That's correct. A lot of the early literature, even those granted as 'historicists' like 2 Peter, presents these events in 'mythic' fashion rather than as historical details. No firm dates, no place names, no actual descriptions. If 2 Peter had referred to the rulers who crucified Christ, then I'd ...
by Peter Kirby
Sun May 16, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What was Marcion's Gospel?
Replies: 59
Views: 1568

Re: What was Marcion's Gospel?

There is a long section of Luke that is almost entirely absent from Mark, starting from Luke 9:51. The comments of Tertullian and especially Epiphanius tend to imply that the text contained the section... in that they cover the section. Peter, I have never heard this before. Can you cite the places...