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by andrewcriddle
Sun Apr 21, 2024 8:58 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Greek Monks Who Thought the Letter to Theodore was in the Mar Saba Monastery Before Morton Smith Arrives
Replies: 251
Views: 2904

Re: Greek Monks Who Thought the Letter to Theodore was in the Mar Saba Monastery Before Morton Smith Arrives

Smith told Scholem, in Israel, about "Secret Mark" before he returned to New York. Smith later commented on two of my draft essays. One he called a hodgepodge, and he was right. The other he was more complimentary about. Both, revised, were later published, peer-reviewed. According to Sec...
by andrewcriddle
Sun Apr 21, 2024 8:03 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Comments on Handwriting Analysis and the Mar Saba Letter
Replies: 27
Views: 606

Re: Comments on Handwriting Analysis and the Mar Saba Letter

IMHO not enough weight is being given to some of the specific claims made by Tselikas. See particularly palaeographic-observations-2 where Tselikas lists the unusual pattern of pen movements used in writing the letter. Paananen and Viklund addressed this here: What then of Tselikas’s list of ninete...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Apr 20, 2024 1:37 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Spackling over the Crumbly Bits
Replies: 9
Views: 1142

Re: Who Built the Pyramids, again?

https://allthatsinteresting.com/who-built-the-pyramids Excavations in the 1990s into what researchers sometimes call “pyramid city” were crucial in establishing a modern understanding of not just how the pyramids were built but also by whom. Specifically, it was the discovery of large quantities of...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Apr 20, 2024 1:31 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Textual history of Euclid's "Elements"
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Textual history of Euclid's "Elements"

Has there been the kind of textual criticism, analysis, history etc--of the sort done for NT books--been done for Euclid's elements? I've read various things, including, for example, that the current recension is from Hypatia of Alexandria, which I don't know how much or how little to give credence...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Apr 20, 2024 1:18 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Comments on Handwriting Analysis and the Mar Saba Letter
Replies: 27
Views: 606

Re: Comments on Handwriting Analysis and the Mar Saba Letter

IMHO not enough weight is being given to some of the specific claims made by Tselikas. See particularly palaeographic-observations-2 where Tselikas lists the unusual pattern of pen movements used in writing the letter. IMVHO there is a general tendency in that the writer is not using cursive to writ...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Apr 20, 2024 12:58 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Greek Monks Who Thought the Letter to Theodore was in the Mar Saba Monastery Before Morton Smith Arrives
Replies: 251
Views: 2904

Re: Greek Monks Who Thought the Letter to Theodore was in the Mar Saba Monastery Before Morton Smith Arrives

There is, so far, no evidence that Smith mentioned "Secret Mark" to any monk in 1958 or 1959. Morton Smith says on p.18 of Secret Gospel that the idea of him suppressing this controversial discovery was ruled out because he had already spoken to Scholem. This may imply that he had only sp...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Apr 20, 2024 12:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Greek Monks Who Thought the Letter to Theodore was in the Mar Saba Monastery Before Morton Smith Arrives
Replies: 251
Views: 2904

Re: Greek Monks Who Thought the Letter to Theodore was in the Mar Saba Monastery Before Morton Smith Arrives

According to Smith and Landau. Morton Smith said that he realized at Mar Saba that he had discovered a previously unknown letter of Clement against the Carpocratians. He took careful photographs which he only properly studied after leaving Palestine and arriving at Athens. This account makes it unl...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Apr 18, 2024 9:37 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Distinguishing some questions about the "Letter to Theodore"
Replies: 113
Views: 1536

Re: Distinguishing some questions about the "Letter to Theodore"

I made an earlier post in a similar thread here To paraphrase: Tselikas did not strictly speaking establish that the handwriting is later than the 18th century, What Tselikas did claim to establish is that although the handwriting is in one sense an 18th century Greek cursive, the scribe is not writ...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Apr 18, 2024 9:10 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Antitheses and the origin of Luke
Replies: 46
Views: 922

Re: The Antitheses and the origin of Luke

It's one thing for Marcion to say 'this was the original, that was an interpolation' when he does not know. It's another thing if Marcion originated the gospel text and wanted it to be accepted. In that case, transparency is unexpected. IMHO Marcion explicitly presented his Gospel text as a critica...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Apr 18, 2024 8:50 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Origen's interesting ideas
Replies: 15
Views: 418

Re: Origen's interesting ideas

I think that Origen believed that we can discover the hidden meaning of a Gospel narrative or parable by comparing the different versions of the same pericope found in the 4 canonical Gospels.

Andrew Criddle