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by andrewcriddle
Sat May 21, 2022 4:37 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evidence of crucifixion in outer space in Acta Archelai
Replies: 34
Views: 755

Re: Evidence of crucifixion in outer space in Acta Archelai

For a discussion of the ideas about binding/crucifying the powers in Acta Archelai and other sources see Crucifying the Dragon by Franklin Trammel.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Sat May 21, 2022 3:44 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Oussoos/Usorus, in Eusebius and Philo of Byblos
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: Oussoos/Usorus, in Eusebius and Philo of Byblos

Wiki on Dushara (equals Dusaris).

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Thu May 19, 2022 9:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Sethian School of 'Gnostic' Thought
Replies: 76
Views: 2509

Re: The Chaldaean Oracles

I've translated Hans Lewy. The Chaldaean Oracles are irrelevant to Sethianism. Off-topic. 'Sethians' weren't 'Neo-Platonists' 'after Porphyry, Plotinus, etc.' - those heretical Egyptian Jews had disappeared long before the plagiarist librarians arrived in the 3rd C. AD. ApAdam , a Sethian/Jessaean ...
by andrewcriddle
Thu May 19, 2022 8:53 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evidence of crucifixion in outer space in Acta Archelai
Replies: 34
Views: 755

Re: Acta Archelai (Archelaus' Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes)

Thanks to Neil for the info about Acta Archelai. I have written in the comments: Tunc vivens spiritus creavit mundum, et indutus alias tres virtutes, descendens eduxit principes et crucifixit eos in firmamento , quod est eius corpus sphera. Τότε τò ζῶν πνεῦμα ἔκτισε τὸν κόσμον, καὶ αὐτò φορέσαν ἑτέ...
by andrewcriddle
Sun May 15, 2022 5:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Messiah in the Dead Sea Scrolls - Two Suffering Servants in Judea ?
Replies: 57
Views: 1711

Re: The Messiah in the Dead Sea Scrolls - Two Suffering Servants in Judea ?

Not exactly : Capture d’écran 2022-05-15 à 14.02.40.png More precisely: There are two versions of the same poem and I have two different editions of: The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English . In the 1997 edition of: The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English ( 4Q491, fr. 11 ) is found on page 185 an...
by andrewcriddle
Sun May 15, 2022 4:56 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Celestial Messiah in the parables of Enoch
Replies: 194
Views: 5739

Re: The Celestial Messiah in the parables of Enoch

This is worth highlighting [ BP = Book of The Parables of Enoch ] ... The conclusion we may draw on the basis of the evidence in BP is that the same language for worship applied to the divine figure is also applied to the messiah figure. This is a surprising development in the history of Second Tem...
by andrewcriddle
Sun May 15, 2022 4:42 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Sethian School of 'Gnostic' Thought
Replies: 76
Views: 2509

Re: Zostrianos

We may not know when the author originally wrote Zostrianos (NHC VIII,1) but we do know that the editor of the NHL (and thus Zostrianos ) flourished in the mid 4th century and thus after the political establishment of the Nicene church orthodoxy. We don't know from who, when or where the FIRST 'Zos...
by andrewcriddle
Sat May 14, 2022 5:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Celestial Messiah in the parables of Enoch
Replies: 194
Views: 5739

Re: The Celestial Messiah in the parables of Enoch

Whether the Son of Man in the Parables of Enoch is worshipped may depend on the definition of Worship See for example Hurtado . I'm not entirely in agreement with Hurtado here, the veneration given to the Son of Man in the Parables of Enoch does seem problematic from the point of view of strict mon...
by andrewcriddle
Sat May 14, 2022 5:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Comparing K. L. Schmidt with D. Strömholm: analogies and differences
Replies: 57
Views: 1255

Re: Comparing K. L. Schmidt with D. Strömholm: analogies and differences

Ephesians 4:8-10 appears to be contrasting recent hearsay about a Jesus crucified under Pilate: (What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions? He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.)...
by andrewcriddle
Sat May 14, 2022 5:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: historian of early Christianity
Replies: 37
Views: 1341

Re: historian of early Christianity

@ mlinssen Here is a live example of what a graduate student from a theology school has to remark What was the context here? What work was the grad student commenting upon, and how did they have an opportunity to comment upon it (in what appears to be a personal communication with the author)? A fe...