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by andrewcriddle
Thu Aug 11, 2022 9:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Ganging up On Josephus James Ganghymn Style. The Argument Against Josephus James.
Replies: 15
Views: 2706

Re: Ganging up On Josephus James Ganghymn Style. The Argument Against Josephus James.

I suggested in another thread that IF Origen's text of Josephus was interpolated to read not James but James the Just then ir would explain Origen's belief that Josephus regarded the death of James (the spilling of the blood of the righteous one) as the cause of the fall of Jerusalem. Andrew Criddl...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Aug 11, 2022 9:11 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Morton Smith a forger?
Replies: 58
Views: 970

Re: Was Morton Smith a forger?

That the "Letter" was not written by Clement, imo, is by now rather well established. The Trump "I hear" argument. No it is not 'established.' How can something "too Clementine to be Clement" at once be "obviously" not by Clement. There's just this insane wil...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Aug 11, 2022 9:03 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Matthean Posteriority Hypothesis
Replies: 107
Views: 7902

Re: The Matthean Posteriority Hypothesis

I would go so far as to suggest that a very plausible case can (and has) been made that the Parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10 and the story of the Samaritan Woman in John 4 are, at least in the canonical form in which we have them, compositions by the evangelists in whose gospels they appear...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Aug 11, 2022 8:35 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Ganging up On Josephus James Ganghymn Style. The Argument Against Josephus James.
Replies: 15
Views: 2706

Re: Ganging up On Josephus James Ganghymn Style. The Argument Against Josephus James.

Personally, I think one of the better arguments for the inauthenticity of the James mention is the compound faultiness of its authentications by Origen and Eusebius. Origen gets everything else wrong about Josephus's treatment of James, but somehow for many observers this doesn't cast doubt that Or...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Aug 11, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Death by Burning, c.100-300 AD
Replies: 18
Views: 465

Re: Death by Burning, c.100-300 AD

The claim about Hilarius may be a distortion of Eunapius Where we have two passages: a/ The end of Eleusis during the invasion of Alaric Now when his studies with them were prospering, he heard that there was a higher wisdom in Greece, possessed by the hierophant of the goddesses,67 and hastened to...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Aug 11, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]
Replies: 140
Views: 10128

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

IF Gmirkin is suggesting (adapting Jellicoe's position on the LXX) that the Torah originated in Alexandria as a result of a collaboration between Jerusalem and Jewish scholars in Egypt, then (on the standard model of Samaritan history) its acceptance as Scripture by the Samaritan community would be...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Aug 11, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Thesis: Hermeticism Influenced Philo
Replies: 3
Views: 1606

Re: Thesis: Hermeticism Influenced Philo

In Personal Religion in Egypt Before Christianity , W.M. Flinders Petrie wrote, p.79 : “Hermetic works are in fact the scriptures of the Ascetics {e.g. Therapeutae}.” Petrie (1909) does not mention either Ménard or Delaunay, and his would appear to be the first academic work in the English language...
by andrewcriddle
Sun Aug 07, 2022 11:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Death by Burning, c.100-300 AD
Replies: 18
Views: 465

Re: Death by Burning, c.100-300 AD

The claim about Hilarius may be a distortion of Eunapius Where we have two passages: a/ The end of Eleusis during the invasion of Alaric Now when his studies with them were prospering, he heard that there was a higher wisdom in Greece, possessed by the hierophant of the goddesses,67 and hastened to ...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Death by Burning, c.100-300 AD
Replies: 18
Views: 465

Re: Death by Burning, c.100-300 AD

Some early Xian atrocities listed here: https://churchandstate.org.uk/2016/06/christian-atrocities-three-centuries-of-pagan-persecution/ Atrocities mentioned at link: 370 Valens orders a tremendous persecution of non-Christian peoples in all the Eastern Empire. In Antioch, among many other non-Chri...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Aug 06, 2022 3:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Death by Burning, c.100-300 AD
Replies: 18
Views: 465

Re: Death by Burning, c.100-300 AD

I can't find any examples of a Christian government killing by burning a heretic before the year 1000 CE. (I am excluding death by burning for offences other than heresy and execution for heresy by means other than burning. ) After 1000 we have examples in East and West. Basil the Bogomil was burnt ...