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by Vanished
Sun Feb 11, 2024 3:50 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The earliest witnesses to the New Testament
Replies: 17
Views: 446

Re: The earliest witnesses to the New Testament

Third - and this one is really interesting to me - there does not appear to be a SINGLE indisputable reference to Mark in ANY of these writings. There are many possible uses of Mark, but every single one can be mirrored in another gospel. There's not even one reference to unique Markan material or ...
by Vanished
Sun Feb 11, 2024 3:46 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The earliest witnesses to the New Testament
Replies: 17
Views: 446

Re: The earliest witnesses to the New Testament

However, I can quite confidently say that unless the quotes by Papias are forged, 1 Clement is a 50-100-year-later forgery, Ignatius's writings are all forgeries and Polycarp only wrote during the very final decade or two of his life (or alternatively, that Marcion came much earlier than we know ab...
by Vanished
Sun Feb 11, 2024 2:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The earliest witnesses to the New Testament
Replies: 17
Views: 446

Re: The earliest witnesses to the New Testament

Hebrews, almost unanimously agreed to be a later work in the style of Paul rather than a genuine Pauline writing, Is it? I view it as an early work, not in the style of Paul, and (importantly) not originally presenting itself as a Pauline writing at all. Instead of being a non-genuine Pauline writi...
by Vanished
Sun Feb 11, 2024 2:27 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The earliest witnesses to the New Testament
Replies: 17
Views: 446

Re: The earliest witnesses to the New Testament

First, as far as the Pauline epistles go - the original reason I did this research - the info gleaned from this is about split down the middle in terms of agreeing with scholarly views on the authorship/dating of these books. 1 Timothy and 2 Timothy are only mentioned in Polycarp's epistles and lat...
by Vanished
Sun Feb 11, 2024 2:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The earliest witnesses to the New Testament
Replies: 17
Views: 446

Re: The earliest witnesses to the New Testament

Some very interesting points here. Thank you. Third - and this one is really interesting to me - there does not appear to be a SINGLE indisputable reference to Mark in ANY of these writings. There are many possible uses of Mark, but every single one can be mirrored in another gospel. There's not ev...
by Vanished
Sun Feb 11, 2024 10:13 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Making sense of the Pauline Epistles
Replies: 38
Views: 2153

Re: Making sense of the Pauline Epistles

Polycarp, Ignatius, and Papias are done, but there's a long way to go. Maybe put them up as you go along: I'd like to see them, and you may get some good feedback. I'd love ti see the Polycarp, Ignatius, and Papias entries; maybe break them into individual posts. Maybe put them up as you go along: ...
by Vanished
Sun Feb 11, 2024 10:07 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The earliest witnesses to the New Testament
Replies: 17
Views: 446

The earliest witnesses to the New Testament

Note: This research was originally done for my thread analyzing the origins of the Pauline epistles, but seeing as it also encompasses the remainder of the New Testament (and to a lesser extent, the Old Testament and its deuterocanon) and its hopefully-wide-ranging use, I felt it earned a separate ...
by Vanished
Thu Feb 08, 2024 7:34 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Making sense of the Pauline Epistles
Replies: 38
Views: 2153

Re: Making sense of the Pauline Epistles

Polycarp, Ignatius, and Papias are done, but there's a long way to go. Maybe put them up as you go along: I'd like to see them, and you may get some good feedback. I'd love ti see the Polycarp, Ignatius, and Papias entries; maybe break them into individual posts. At the moment, the way I've got the...
by Vanished
Sun Feb 04, 2024 8:59 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Making sense of the Pauline Epistles
Replies: 38
Views: 2153

Re: Making sense of the Pauline Epistles

Polycarp, Ignatius, and Papias are done, but there's a long way to go. Maybe put them up as you go along: I'd like to see them, and you may get some good feedback. I'd love ti see the Polycarp, Ignatius, and Papias entries; maybe break them into individual posts. At the moment, the way I've got the...
by Vanished
Sun Feb 04, 2024 10:15 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Making sense of the Pauline Epistles
Replies: 38
Views: 2153

Re: Making sense of the Pauline Epistles

Currently working on a document detailing any direct references made by early Church Fathers to the Old & New Testament. This should help provide dates for the spread (not necessarily the authorship) of the Pauline epistles and other NT/OT books. Polycarp, Ignatius, and Papias are done, but ther...