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by Jax
Sun Sep 05, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus
Replies: 241
Views: 10286

Re: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus

The posibility was raised whether 2 Cor. 11: 32-33 was an interpolation. maryhelena responded in part (Tue Aug 24, 2021 1:05 am): “Interpolation in 2 Cor.11.32 - way too much to loose by that approach...” [presumably, for “loose” read “lose”] Stephen - this thread is not a grammar or spelling test ...
by Jax
Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus
Replies: 241
Views: 10286

Re: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus

The posibility was raised whether 2 Cor. 11: 32-33 was an interpolation. maryhelena responded in part (Tue Aug 24, 2021 1:05 am): “Interpolation in 2 Cor.11.32 - way too much to loose by that approach...” [presumably, for “loose” read “lose”] Stephen - this thread is not a grammar or spelling test ...
by Jax
Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus
Replies: 241
Views: 10286

Re: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus

Stephen Goranson wants to date the NT Paul by Acts..... :shock:
Of course he does. It's obvious that he is a true believer.
by Jax
Wed Aug 18, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus
Replies: 241
Views: 10286

Re: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus

To attempt to seize one person in Damascus did not require complete control of the city, is consistent with the rule of Aretas IV, is consistent with Nabataean resistance to Christianity and Paul, and has been discussed as such--with variations--by many ancient historians. It seems to me relatively...
by Jax
Wed Aug 18, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus
Replies: 241
Views: 10286

Re: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus

Reisner and Campbell and Bowersock and others are ancient historians. For example on Glen Bowersock, excerpted from current Wikipedia: Bowersock has served as lecturer in ancient history at Balliol, Magdalen, and New College, Oxford (1960–62), Professor of Classics and History, Harvard University (...
by Jax
Tue Aug 17, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Saul ⟶ Paul in 1 Samuel 9:21
Replies: 29
Views: 587

Re: Saul ⟶ Paul in 1 Samuel 9:21

Why doesn't Paulos ever refer to himself as Saul then? Even when he is making a point of his Jewish heritage?
by Jax
Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Saul ⟶ Paul in 1 Samuel 9:21
Replies: 29
Views: 587

Re: Saul ⟶ Paul in 1 Samuel 9:21

Correct. The Saul thing is just a creation of the writer of Acts. Just like everything else in the story. ok, but Dubourg is saying that Paul could n't be called Paul independently from his being called Saul via midrash from the biblical Saul. The name "Paul" for Paul is derived midrashic...
by Jax
Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Saul ⟶ Paul in 1 Samuel 9:21
Replies: 29
Views: 587

Re: Saul ⟶ Paul in 1 Samuel 9:21

I would say that the writer of the fictional Acts was up on his OT. can you be more precise, please ? Do you think that a Paul named P aul existed before Acts talks about a Paul also named S aul ? Correct. The Saul thing is just a creation of the writer of Acts. Just like everything else in the sto...
by Jax
Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Saul ⟶ Paul in 1 Samuel 9:21
Replies: 29
Views: 587

Re: Saul ⟶ Paul in 1 Samuel 9:21

I would say that the writer of the fictional Acts was up on his OT.
by Jax
Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus
Replies: 241
Views: 10286

Re: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus

In Damascus, the ethnarc of King Aretas had the city of the Damascenes placed under guard in order to apprehend me. From The New Testament by David Bentley Hart. It is obvious that the Arabians were outside of the city and surrounding it. If this is about Aretas III and Tigranes II then it would mak...