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by Peter Kirby
Mon Feb 26, 2024 4:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?
Replies: 78
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Re: What did Paul mean by brother(s) of the Lord?

More generally, if some hypothetical anonymous scribe could think of the possible connection with the text in front of him to make this note, why couldn't Origen make the same connection working from memory? Good point. Does the same apply equally to the phrase "the brother of Jesus called Chr...
by Peter Kirby
Mon Feb 26, 2024 4:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Basic reason why the name of Pilate was absent in the Earliest Passion Story extrapolated from Mark
Replies: 53
Views: 647

Re: Basic reason why the name of Pilate was absent in the Earliest Passion Story extrapolated from Mark

See it in three different ways: hypothesis A: The fact that Pilate is an apt name for the releaser inspired the creation of the released Barabbas: no Pilate, no Barabbas. hypothesis B: The fact that the Barabbas episode required an apt name for the releaser inspired the choice of the name of Pilate...
by Peter Kirby
Mon Feb 26, 2024 4:13 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Basic reason why the name of Pilate was absent in the Earliest Passion Story extrapolated from Mark
Replies: 53
Views: 647

Re: Basic reason why the name of Pilate was absent in the Earliest Passion Story extrapolated from Mark

remove the vowels from Pilate and you have PLT , the semitic root behind all the synonyms of "to release", "to set one free". Sounds like a good proof that this non-event truly is a "coincidence," since you have to resort to a "Semitic root" behind an alleged...
by Peter Kirby
Mon Feb 26, 2024 12:14 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Basic reason why the name of Pilate was absent in the Earliest Passion Story extrapolated from Mark
Replies: 53
Views: 647

Re: Basic reason why the name of Pilate was absent in the Earliest Passion Story extrapolated from Mark

The speculation on the name of Pilate is particularly gratuitous since it is a known name from history. apply the argument from the improbability of a coincidence: a releaser is necessary, et voilà , he is P i l a t e. The case would have been different if the releaser, (and the released), was ther...
by Peter Kirby
Mon Feb 26, 2024 11:58 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Basic reason why the name of Pilate was absent in the Earliest Passion Story extrapolated from Mark
Replies: 53
Views: 647

Re: Basic reason why the name of Pilate was absent in the Earliest Passion Story extrapolated from Mark

any account would have stuff to be peeled away, even though it were genuinely integral to the account. well, surely at least the Barabbas episode has been interpolated (for the reasons exposed, in addition to this argument ) which makes it impossible the presence of the name of Pilate before the in...
by Peter Kirby
Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:58 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A good argument to believe that the epistles were genuine
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Re: A good argument to believe that the epistles were genuine

It is said that Marcion introduced the Apostolikon in Rome to recommend himself in that community. What is the reference here? I have found this in Irenaeus, about an episode probably interpreted as being happened in Rome : And Polycarp himself replied to Marcion, who met him on one occasion, and s...
by Peter Kirby
Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:56 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Basic reason why the name of Pilate was absent in the Earliest Passion Story extrapolated from Mark
Replies: 53
Views: 647

Re: Basic reason why the name of Pilate was absent in the Earliest Passion Story extrapolated from Mark

Isn't this solution a bit too inventive? (And to a "problem" that doesn't exist?) the premise of the thread (see the first post) is the imperative removal of everything that can be explained by an midrashical, apologetical theological polemical, liturgical reason as mere late embellishmen...
by Peter Kirby
Sun Feb 25, 2024 10:37 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Basic reason why the name of Pilate was absent in the Earliest Passion Story extrapolated from Mark
Replies: 53
Views: 647

Re: Basic reason why the name of Pilate was absent in the Earliest Passion Story extrapolated from Mark

Isn't this solution a bit too inventive? (And to a "problem" that doesn't exist?)

Given that Pilate was the name of the Roman prefect at this time.
by Peter Kirby
Sun Feb 25, 2024 6:20 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The X-Files: Chrēstos / Christos / Χρειστος
Replies: 425
Views: 8996

Re: The X-Files: Chrestos / Christos / Χρειστος

The addition of GA 0262 = LDAB 3061 = TM 61904 brings the number of examples here up to a total of ten. Χρειστος / Χριστος 1 Timothy 1:15. The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus* came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. * Sinaiticus (01):...
by Peter Kirby
Sun Feb 25, 2024 5:08 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The X-Files: Chrēstos / Christos / Χρειστος
Replies: 425
Views: 8996

Re: The X-Files: Chrēstos / Christos / Χρειστος

P. Schøyen 1.16 = LDAB 2994 = TM 61840 (ca. 350-499) Summary: Χρυστοῦ Quoted from Brice C. Jones, New Testament Texts on Greek Amulets from Late Antiquity , pp. 112-113. 11. Mt. 6.9-13 || Doxology || 2 Cor. 13.13? || Ps. 90.1-13 P.Schøyen 1.16 Frg. A: 3.9 x 11.7 cm 4th–5th cent. c.e. LDAB 2994 Frg. ...