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by StephenGoranson
Fri Aug 05, 2022 4:01 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Secret Gospel of Mark" book fc
Replies: 8
Views: 506

Re: "Secret Gospel of Mark" book fc

In case it is of interest to some here, if I may pass along information, amazon.com lists the book as forthcoming. (Curiously, before Yale U Press website or WorldCat list it.) The Secret Gospel of Mark: A Controversial Scholar, a Scandalous Gospel of Jesus, and the Fierce Debate over Its Authentici...
by StephenGoranson
Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:33 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]
Replies: 72
Views: 7989

Re: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]

Though I am not currently accepting homework assignments from Mr. Godfrey, I have commented on the Berossus and Manetho book, including at amazon.
Mr. Gmirkin fancifully assigned homework to Hebrew Bible authors, a fictional syllabus of Greek texts for his imaginary Alexandria c. 273-272 crash course.
by StephenGoranson
Thu Aug 04, 2022 5:03 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]
Replies: 72
Views: 7989

Re: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]

The "Now" in "Now Plato?" refers to Fri Jul 01, 2022 7:29 am, time of writing. I.e., added Greek writer. I already gave a page number, Berossus page 2, quoted from previous online text, with reasons, more than once. That did not satisfy you; it seems a safe bet that more would no...
by StephenGoranson
Wed Aug 03, 2022 3:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Preparation for My Interview (if anyone thinks I am missing something)
Replies: 12
Views: 411

Re: Preparation for My Interview (if anyone thinks I am missing something)

Maybe relevant:

The Johannine Gospel in gnostic exegesis :
Heracleon's commentary on John
Pagels, Elaine H., 1943-
Nashville : Abingdon Press
1973
128 pages ; 24 cm.
Based on the author's thesis, Harvard, 1970.
by StephenGoranson
Wed Aug 03, 2022 3:35 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]
Replies: 72
Views: 7989

Re: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]

Of course Alexander the Great was quite influtential,
but,
before he came through,
the ancient near east
was not a blank slate.
by StephenGoranson
Tue Aug 02, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: translations
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: translations

passive aggressive nonsense aside
by StephenGoranson
Tue Aug 02, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: translations
Replies: 9
Views: 283

translations

As far as I know no translation is beyond question.
by StephenGoranson
Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:23 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]
Replies: 72
Views: 7989

Re: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]

If I understand R. Gmirkin's proposal correctly. in c. 273-272 a bilingual group (perhaps 70 or 72, perhaps reflected in Letter of Aristaeus, which RG thinks partly accurate, partly not) went to the Alexandria library, read Plato, Berossus, and some other Greek writers, and wrote the entire Torah, w...
by StephenGoranson
Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "harmony gospel" split into four?
Replies: 1
Views: 91

"harmony gospel" split into four?

In several posts (search "harmony gospel") Pete (mm, lc) suggested a harmony gospel (more often called a gospel harmony) may have been split into four. (By Constantine and co.) Nevermind Irenaeus, Origen, etc. Nevermind that a "harmony" suggests earlier sources. Nevermind how (if...
by StephenGoranson
Sun Jul 31, 2022 4:14 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: better critiques of mythicism than by Tim O'Neill
Replies: 131
Views: 2939

Re: better critiques of mythicism than by Tim O'Neill

MrMacSon is correct that it was Theodosius who established Christianity as the official state religion.
That Constantine did so is a common error.
Oh wait, Pete--now you take Eusebius as "reliable and accurate"?