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by Leucius Charinus
Sat May 21, 2022 3:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Christus/Chrestus in the Original Texts
Replies: 59
Views: 3380

Re: Christus/Chrestus in the Original Texts

a bit off topic, can i ask a question on Thomas? The final saying most translations say something like "i shall make her male so that she will be a living spirit like you males" implying 'the males' are by default living spirits which doesn't make sense ..... https://www.academia.edu/4211...
by Leucius Charinus
Sat May 21, 2022 3:08 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Sethian School of 'Gnostic' Thought
Replies: 76
Views: 2511

Re: Phillipian Baptism

The term "baptism" or "baptise" occurs 19 times in the text Zostrianos, yet we have since understood that the Coptic word should be translated as "immersed" and the Coptic term for "baptism" / "baptise" does not appear in the text. It appears to have...
by Leucius Charinus
Sat May 21, 2022 1:39 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Sethian School of 'Gnostic' Thought
Replies: 76
Views: 2511

Re: The Sethian School of 'Gnostic' Thought

mlinssen wrote: Sat May 21, 2022 12:15 am Say what you will, but one single comment in ALL OF THE BLOODY NHL regarding xrhstos versus xristos - really? How scholarly and academic and professional is that?
Clearly it is not.
by Leucius Charinus
Fri May 20, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Sethian School of 'Gnostic' Thought
Replies: 76
Views: 2511

Re: Phillipian Baptism

Again, vaguely recalling a number of things read awhile back... Baptism had different substances. Full immersion in water, sprinkling w/ ashes, and - if the Living Water is conceived as Cosmic Light - even by (focused) torchlight in a subterranean chamber. Those are a few that spring to mind. Preci...
by Leucius Charinus
Fri May 20, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Sethian School of 'Gnostic' Thought
Replies: 76
Views: 2511

Re: The Sethian School of 'Gnostic' Thought

The Gospel According to Philip says at 47 (in your translation): Yet whomever he baptizes°, God immerses in an inundation of watersa Am I mistaken in suggesting that again it is only Philip who juxtaposes "baptises" and "immerses" just as it only Philip who juxtaposes "Chre...
by Leucius Charinus
Fri May 20, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Sethian School of 'Gnostic' Thought
Replies: 76
Views: 2511

Re: The Sethian School of 'Gnostic' Thought

BONUS POINTS: How many other words X yet Z are there in this class? If there are lots what are the "important ones" where the NT has Z as a "quasi-registered trade mark" of Christian monopoly, like "baptise". Any other word really The only way to do textual criticism i...
by Leucius Charinus
Fri May 20, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Sethian School of 'Gnostic' Thought
Replies: 76
Views: 2511

Re: The Sethian School of 'Gnostic' Thought

Has anyone entertained the notion that the author of Zostrianos is a pagan? < . . snip . . > As David Litwa said in the video LC posted upthread (and below [in this original post] ), " the author is pretending to be a Persian sage who is living thousands of years before Jesus , so it wouldn't ...
by Leucius Charinus
Thu May 19, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Sethian School of 'Gnostic' Thought
Replies: 76
Views: 2511

Re: The Sethian School of 'Gnostic' Thought

Having said that, I will also repeat my other favourite slogan: one can only study any of all this by looking at the original MS - disregarding and ignoring any and all biased translations - and that last phrase is a pleonasm I was hoping you'd chime in. Thanks Martijn. There's baptism in the NHL, ...
by Leucius Charinus
Thu May 19, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Sethian School of 'Gnostic' Thought
Replies: 76
Views: 2511

Re: The Sethian School of 'Gnostic' Thought

The term "baptism" or "baptise" occurs 19 times in the text Zostrianos http://earlychristianwritings.com/text/zostrianos.html I'm guessing that the Greek term may also be translated as "immersion" or "immerse" http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Pers...
by Leucius Charinus
Thu May 19, 2022 6:15 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Sethian School of 'Gnostic' Thought
Replies: 76
Views: 2511

Re: The Sethian School of 'Gnostic' Thought

The term "baptism" or "baptise" occurs 19 times in the text Zostrianos http://earlychristianwritings.com/text/zostrianos.html I'm guessing that the Greek term may also be translated as "immersion" or "immerse" http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perse...