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by andrewcriddle
Tue May 11, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Some Observations on the Nomina Sacra of the First Three Centuries
Replies: 133
Views: 10218

Re: Some Observations on the Nomina Sacra of the First Three Centuries

Jax wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 1:35 pm I confess, I'm unsure what David is getting at here myself.
IMVHO he is suggesting that you may be looking for patterns in random data.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Sat May 08, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A common name Mark in the NT and Egypt
Replies: 1
Views: 102

A common name Mark in the NT and Egypt

I have been reading John also called Mark by Dean Furlong about the diverse and confusing traditions concerning Mark in early Christianity. I don't accept his thesis about possible identity of John Mark and John the Evangelist, but the different stories about Mark cannot really be reconciled. Pseudo...
by andrewcriddle
Sat May 08, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Proof that Elon Musk's Colonization of Mars is a Forgery
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Proof that Elon Musk's Colonization of Mars is a Forgery

Remember that idiotic argument against Morton Smith that he 'had to have gotten his idea' about Secret Mark from a pulp fiction novel because it existed before his discovery? Yeah well about that ... https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/14881853/predict-man-elon-colonise-mars-book/ It just never ends. It'...
by andrewcriddle
Mon May 03, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: David Brakke on Gnosticism and the Gospel of Thomas
Replies: 16
Views: 552

Re: David Brakke on Gnosticism and the Gospel of Thomas

The Gospel of Thomas clearly requires interpretation. These are the secret sayings that the living Jesus spoke and Didymos Judas Thomas recorded. 1. And he said, "Whoever discovers the interpretation of these sayings will not taste death." There may be a difference between the plain meanin...
by andrewcriddle
Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Martin Bodinger's “L'énigme de Melkisédeq” 1994 essay, translated.
Replies: 14
Views: 3929

Re: Dating BT Ned 32b

Link : R. Zechariah said, in the name of R.Ishmael (2nd century), "The Holy One, Blessed be He, sought to cause the priesthood to go forth from Shem (rabbinic thought identified him with Melchizedek). For it is said (Gen 14:18), 'And he was priest of God Most High.' As soon as he put the bless...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Gospel of the Egyptians
Replies: 41
Views: 2381

Re: The Gospel of the Egyptians

It would be interesting to see how the existence of an unnamed Egyptian gospel referenced in Clement of Alexandria with Salome as a star when Salome only appears in Mark isn't an argument for this gospel being the same as the one mentioned in the Letter to Theodore where the same Clement advises Th...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Having It Both Ways With Secret Mark
Replies: 13
Views: 5791

Re: Having It Both Ways With Secret Mark

Andrew, Can you be more specific about Roberts' original theory in 1954? Was he theorizing that a copy of Mark's canonical Gospel came to Egypt early on, like 50 AD, and then retracted this idea and then retracted the idea of an early date? Or was he theorizing that an early version or edition of M...
by andrewcriddle
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Papyrus 20915 - English Translation
Replies: 23
Views: 3864

Re: Papyrus 20915 - English Translation

My one gift to this forum, see the attached translation of this 2nd century Coptic work from German into English Done by a gifted scholar I know Eugenia (PM for contact details) It contains quotes from the Preaching of Peter, many old testament quotes and so on, some gospel quotes The work is rathe...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tim O'Neill's Jesus Mythicism blog series
Replies: 24
Views: 3613

Re: Tim O'Neill's Jesus Mythicism blog series

In the eleventh century, the Muslim writer Ali ben Ahmad Abn Muhammed ibn Hasm reports of Josephus that he speaks favourably of John and his baptism but 'says nothing more of the history of Jesus Christ, the son of Mary, on whom be peace' . ibn Hazm is referring to Josippon not our Josephus. Andrew...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Muratorian Canon on Acts
Replies: 8
Views: 1197

Re: The Muratorian Canon on Acts

The actual manuscript reads semote not remote see http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/t ... latin.html for a discussion see Tregelles

Andrew Criddle