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by Leucius Charinus
Wed Oct 05, 2022 9:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dura Europos
Replies: 76
Views: 1827

Re: Dura Europos

Attention Stephen Goranson I asked you earlier -- and I now repeat my request -- whether you are able to find a copy of an article you yourself cited on your published article: "7 vs. 8: The Battle Over the Holy Day at Dura-Europos" https://people.duke.edu/~goranson/Dura-Europos.pdf Here ...
by Leucius Charinus
Wed Oct 05, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dura Europos
Replies: 76
Views: 1827

Re: Dura Europos

Having extensively studied the use of abbreviation in ancient documents there can be no doubt that the nomina sacra phenomenon is Christian. To argue otherwise only betrays (a) a lack of first hand knowledge of the situation and (b) irredeemable stupidity. I am not understanding. So you're saying t...
by Leucius Charinus
Wed Oct 05, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dura Europos
Replies: 76
Views: 1827

Re: Dura Europos

Abbreviations in Greek Inscriptions "The use of abbreviations is, on the whole, as foreign to the Greeks as it is congenial to the Romans and Byzantines.” - Michael Avi-Yonah (1940) p.11 The main categories of words commonly abbreviated (by the Romans and Byzantines) are: (1) Proper Names: (a)...
by Leucius Charinus
Wed Oct 05, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Pure objectivity" is a myth
Replies: 131
Views: 2191

Re: "Pure objectivity" is a myth

. .. as a prior step I am interested to identify a simple classification system for the texts themselves. Such as the above. I don't understand how such a classification contributes to the effectiveness of research into Christian origins. It would contribute in the same manner as a library classifi...
by Leucius Charinus
Wed Oct 05, 2022 7:32 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Simon Magus = Marcion: Who has suggested this?
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Simon Magus = Marcion: Who has suggested this?

Is Marcion Simon Magus? - Dr. Robert M. Price https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7o5pE_T4DU The Amazing Colossal Apostle: The Search for the Historical Paul (2012) by Robert M. Price https://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Colossal-Apostle-Search-Historical/dp/156085216X The story of Paul is one of irony, the ...
by Leucius Charinus
Wed Oct 05, 2022 9:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Pure objectivity" is a myth
Replies: 131
Views: 2191

Re: "Pure objectivity" is a myth

The map should reflect the mainstream thinking for the history of Christian literature: (1) New Testament Canonical literature (NTC) including the LXX or Septuagint. (2) NT Apocryphal literature (NTA) including the Nag Hammadi Library (NHL). (3) Ecclesiastical History (EH) (4) Non-Christian literar...
by Leucius Charinus
Wed Oct 05, 2022 9:01 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dura Europos
Replies: 76
Views: 1827

Re: Dura Europos

They are not my rules. The system was invented by Ludwig Traube and outlined by Metzger A nomen sacrum consists of two or more letters from the original word spanned by an overline . Biblical scholar and textual critic Bruce M. Metzger lists 15 such words treated as nomina sacra from Greek papyri: t...
by Leucius Charinus
Tue Oct 04, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Pure objectivity" is a myth
Replies: 131
Views: 2191

Re: "Pure objectivity" is a myth

The map should reflect the mainstream thinking for the history of Christian literature: (1) New Testament Canonical literature (NTC) including the LXX or Septuagint. (2) NT Apocryphal literature (NTA) including the Nag Hammadi Library (NHL). (3) Ecclesiastical History (EH) (4) Non-Christian literar...
by Leucius Charinus
Tue Oct 04, 2022 8:26 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dura Europos
Replies: 76
Views: 1827

Re: Dura Europos

I have questioned the mainstream Yale paradigm that the "Religious Room" at Dura hosted the trademark Christian "nomina sacra" for Christ. I see King David but I don't see Jesus appearing on the mural wall art. I wrote a small essay on this called "The Runes of Christ at Dur...
by Leucius Charinus
Tue Oct 04, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Pure objectivity" is a myth
Replies: 131
Views: 2191

Re: "Pure objectivity" is a myth

Yes, reconstruction necessarily is working with the data. We are reconstructing a scenario and a narrative from the pieces of evidence. We can never reconstruct the way things really and fully were. I would contend that any "objectivity" with respect to the interpretation to the data is a...