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by StephenGoranson
Wed May 18, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who are the scholars who have denied the historicity of the Teacher of Righteousness?
Replies: 17
Views: 371

Re: Who are the scholars who have denied the historicity of the Teacher of Righteousness?

I have written that the person called teacher or righteousness was historical.
Does anyone here, guiseppe or any one else, have reasons to argue otherwise??
by StephenGoranson
Tue May 17, 2022 4:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who are the scholars who have denied the historicity of the Teacher of Righteousness?
Replies: 17
Views: 371

Re: Who are the scholars who have denied the historicity of the Teacher of Righteousness?

It may be fair to say that--though much about Qumran mss and the earlier-published Damascus Document elicited rather diverse views--the overwhelming majority of scholars regard(ed) the Teacher of Righteousness as historical. (A minority suggested it was an office, with more than one individual, in s...
by StephenGoranson
Fri May 13, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Rene Salm's wonder
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Rene Salm's wonder

Salm's archaeological experience?
by StephenGoranson
Fri May 13, 2022 3:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Heresiology before 325 CE has been forged: NT Apocryphal literature is a Post-Nicene reaction to the NT Bible.
Replies: 89
Views: 3386

Re: Heresiology before 325 CE has been forged: NT Apocryphal literature is a Post-Nicene reaction to the NT Bible.

Jair asked on Thursday: "....Have multiple reputable archaeologists studied the house in Dura since the Yale dig in 1930? If so, what’s the consensus?...." The consensus is that Dura had a Christian building. There are differences on details; for example, did one painting represent the Sam...
by StephenGoranson
Thu May 12, 2022 5:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Heresiology before 325 CE has been forged: NT Apocryphal literature is a Post-Nicene reaction to the NT Bible.
Replies: 89
Views: 3386

Re: Heresiology before 325 CE has been forged: NT Apocryphal literature is a Post-Nicene reaction to the NT Bible.

Epiphanius wrote Panarion in 375 or so, but he quoted or paraphrased some sources written before 325. He was of course quite biased, but not especially creative, and he was confident that he could refute those he considered to be heretics, so was not afraid to quote them. Page 16 of the following gi...
by StephenGoranson
Wed May 11, 2022 4:22 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Heresiology before 325 CE has been forged: NT Apocryphal literature is a Post-Nicene reaction to the NT Bible.
Replies: 89
Views: 3386

Re: Heresiology before 325 CE has been forged: NT Apocryphal literature is a Post-Nicene reaction to the NT Bible.

The Dura Europos church has wall paintings of New Testament scenes. (And Christian graffiti.) Archaeologist-excavated. The Excavations at Dura-Europos. Final Report VIII. Part II The Christian Building. 1967. "The oldest inscription from any Christian church building is from a Marcionite church...
by StephenGoranson
Tue May 10, 2022 7:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Heresiology before 325 CE has been forged: NT Apocryphal literature is a Post-Nicene reaction to the NT Bible.
Replies: 89
Views: 3386

Re: Heresiology before 325 CE has been forged: NT Apocryphal literature is a Post-Nicene reaction to the NT Bible.

LC, I note that you did not respond to my ‘Joseph of Tiberias” 1990 relevant pages, https://people.duke.edu/~goranson/jannaeus.pdf nor to the pre-325 Marcionite “synagogue’ inscription, etcetera. Ignoring evidence? So I’ll be selective. IF interested, see Vassilius Tzaferis, Christian Symbols of the...
by StephenGoranson
Mon May 09, 2022 4:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Heresiology before 325 CE has been forged: NT Apocryphal literature is a Post-Nicene reaction to the NT Bible.
Replies: 89
Views: 3386

Re: Heresiology before 325 CE has been forged: NT Apocryphal literature is a Post-Nicene reaction to the NT Bible.

Thanks, LC, for your reply (Saturday) to my mention of Minim/heretics. Though Constantine may have caused a bump in heresy writings, the interaction of earlier minut (Hebrew, heresy) and the Birkat haMinim (blessing/condemnation of Minim [some texts add Notsrim]) and Greek texts on heresy are not pr...