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by Steven Avery
Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:23 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dating Acts
Replies: 45
Views: 1257

Re: Dating Acts

Theophilus had been the "most excellent" high priest in 40-41 AD when the Gospel of Luke was written. His son Matthias was high priest around 61 AD, Theophilus was alive, and that would be a sensible date for Acts. 1. Why should we assume that GLuke was written in 41 CE? 2. Why should we ...
by Steven Avery
Mon Aug 01, 2022 6:39 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dating Acts
Replies: 45
Views: 1257

Re: Dating Acts

Theophilus had been the "most excellent" high priest in 40-41 AD when the Gospel of Luke was written.

His son Matthias was high priest around 61 AD, Theophilus was alive, and that would be a sensible date for Acts.
by Steven Avery
Tue Jul 19, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who are Scholars who proposed that Josephus was Christian?
Replies: 11
Views: 1861

Re: Who are Scholars who proposed that Josephus was Christian?

Franz Knittel has Josephus as a Christian, but he uses some emendations. Critical Review (1780) https://books.google.com/books?id=fXjQAAAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA385 Franz Anton Knittel, Herzogl. Braunschw. Lüneburg. Consistorialrath und Generalsuperintendenten Neue Kritiken über das weltberühmte Zeugniss...
by Steven Avery
Tue Jul 19, 2022 3:00 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who are Scholars who proposed that Josephus was Christian?
Replies: 11
Views: 1861

Re: Who are Scholars who proposed that Josephus was Christian?

Whiston, William on Josephus - Six dissertations: I. The testimonies of Josephus concerning Jesus Christ, ... II. The copy of the Old Testament made use of by Josephus ... III. A reply to Dr. Sykes's defence of his dissertation on the eclipse mentioned by Phlegon. IV. The chronology of the sacred sc...
by Steven Avery
Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:10 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who are Scholars who proposed that Josephus was Christian?
Replies: 11
Views: 1861

Re: Who are Scholars who proposed that Josephus was Christian?

Jone Jones (ala Ben David) A reply to two deistical works, entitled 'The new trial of the witnesses .(1824) By John Jones https://books.google.com/books?id=LdIGAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA88 Possibly David Martin or Franz Knittel. More on John Jones: Ecclesiastical researches: or Philo and Josephus proved to...
by Steven Avery
Tue Jul 19, 2022 12:44 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who are Scholars who proposed that Josephus was Christian?
Replies: 11
Views: 1861

Re: Who are Scholars who proposed that Josephus was Christian?

Jone Jones (ala Ben David)

A reply to two deistical works, entitled 'The new trial of the witnesses .(1824)
By John Jones
https://books.google.com/books?id=LdIGAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA88

Possibly David Martin or Franz Knittel.
by Steven Avery
Mon Jul 04, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid For. Confirmation 16:8 Original
Replies: 344
Views: 246938

Re: Vaticanus and Sinaiticus

Hi Gryan, For Sinaiticus there are a wide variety of evidences that demonstrate that it was a Mount Athos production c. 1840. The stained pages (only the later 1859 haul to Russia, not the Leipzig pages of 1844) is one of many evidences. The easy-peasy flexible page turning is another. The lack of h...
by Steven Avery
Thu Jun 30, 2022 3:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid For. Confirmation 16:8 Original
Replies: 344
Views: 246938

Vaticanus and Sinaiticus

Only Vaticanus is early.
Possibly fourth century, possibly later. Very possibly c. 600s, definitely no later than 1400s,

Sinaiticus is 1800s.
by Steven Avery
Sat Jun 18, 2022 12:36 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid For. Confirmation 16:8 Original
Replies: 344
Views: 246938

Peter Head and James Snapp - sham ending of Mark debate

Yes, calling Roger Pearse an amateur was a bit tacky. What an incredible job he does, including on the Eusebius Ad Marinum. Our "professionals" could learn a lot from Roger. Joe Wallack was clear in his debate with James Snapp, when he pointed out that James had already conceded the debate...
by Steven Avery
Mon May 16, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Romans 9:5 - God blessed for ever
Replies: 28
Views: 2140

Re: Romans 9:5 - God blessed for ever

"such linguistic usages is not attested in Greek" "blessed by God" would implie or rather require that the word for "God" in the corresponding Greek phrase should be in the dative case, the so-called Dative of the Agent, This is from a gentleman who is far more skilled ...