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by perseusomega9
Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Were the Church Fathers 'Philosophers'?
Replies: 18
Views: 467

Re: Were the Church Fathers 'Philosophers'?

perseusomega9 wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:06 am Notice how they're all converts too, we don't hear of any second generation christians (kids) until the 3rd century.
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by perseusomega9
Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Were the Church Fathers 'Philosophers'?
Replies: 18
Views: 467

Re: Were the Church Fathers 'Philosophers'?

Notice how they're all converts too, we don't here of any second generation christians (kids) until the 3rd century.
by perseusomega9
Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The meaning of ἀπεκδυσάμενος in Col 2:15
Replies: 13
Views: 412

Re: The meaning of ἀπεκδυσάμενος in Col 2:15

2. I am wondering about the interpretation of ἀπεκδυσάμενος. (too bad Ben Smith isn't around anymore). I see/saw Ben Smith as a servant leader. His ability to find source material was amazing and his knowledge of Greek was always to be taken seriously. I had noticed his absence and was missing him....
by perseusomega9
Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evidence of a John the Baptist connected (via Apollos) with the original Book of Revelation
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Evidence of a John the Baptist connected (via Apollos) with the original Book of Revelation

This has implications for the Apollos in Acts who only knew John's baptism and had to be taught by Priscilla and Aquila about Paul's gospel.
by perseusomega9
Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: JAT Robinson's early dating redux
Replies: 19
Views: 720

Re: JAT Robinson's early dating redux

Discussed on a Facebook group named: The Apostolic Fathers and Second Century Christianity Since I believe the full New Testament was written before AD 70, I look forward to learning more. And I asked if he is including the Theophilus Proposal. Yes I saw it in that gross apologetic masquerading as ...
by perseusomega9
Mon Aug 23, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: JAT Robinson's early dating redux
Replies: 19
Views: 720

JAT Robinson's early dating redux

http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/r ... ent/399260

Bernier (who I can't stand) is revisiting Robinson's early dates for the NT
by perseusomega9
Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Robyn Walsh, The Origins of Early Christian Literature
Replies: 57
Views: 2236

Re: Robyn Walsh, The Origins of Early Christian Literature

Giuseppe wrote: Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:34 am Am I wrong, or is that another example where the belief in the existence of a historical Paul is an obstacle to a serious understanding of the Origins?
If not a belief in a historical Paul, but at least the assumption of what? Seven authentic epistles with no substantive interpolations or edits?
by perseusomega9
Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Indisputable Historical Facts About Early Christianity
Replies: 113
Views: 8151

Re: Indisputable Historical Facts About Early Christianity

I think the info from Pliny the Younger's Letter to Emperor Trajan should fit this bill as well anything. We learn that in 110 AD there was a notable Christian presence, some of whom having been adherents for 20 years, in the Roman province of Bithynia. Christians were persecuted (though not system...
by perseusomega9
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If the synoptic gospels are three different translations of a common Hebrew or Aramaic source
Replies: 115
Views: 5667

Re: If the synoptic gospels are three different translations of a common Hebrew or Aramaic source

If we go by what church writers say, Mark was written by a follower of Peter, and I assume Peter spoke Hebrew (and/or Aramaic) and needed help with Greek (as per 1 Peter 5:12, which I think is genuine, and as Josephus did), and Mark's gospel would effectively be a translation of a Hebrew or Aramaic...
by perseusomega9
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark
Replies: 184
Views: 129650

Re: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark

Very interesting. The Amish have had a very significant impact on Ohio, especially Holmes county. The College of Wooster in the town of same name in Holmes County even used to close all classrooms on Wednesdays as that was the Amish "market day" and folks from across the state would come ...