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by mbuckley3
Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Revelation of the Mystery Hidden for Ages
Replies: 21
Views: 840

Re: The Revelation of the Mystery Hidden for Ages

Irish1975 summarising Turmel on Romans 16.25-27 : "The mystery cannot be hidden for long ages and only now revealed, on the one hand, but also witnessed in the centuries-old writings of the Hebrew prophets." An analogy to clarify matters, at least for myself. The position criticised is not...
by mbuckley3
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Social Context of 'Resurrection'
Replies: 6
Views: 326

The Social Context of 'Resurrection'

"See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye behold me having" (Lk.24.39) "How say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?" (1Cor.15.12) "But some one will say, How are the dead raised? and...
by mbuckley3
Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Midrashic Impulse
Replies: 3
Views: 138

The Midrashic Impulse

There is much enthusiasm in some quarters here for seeing midrash as the key to explaining the creation of some elements of gospel narratives, i.e. the glossing of one scriptural text with another (often out of context) which can create something new as a by-product, something presented as historica...
by mbuckley3
Sun Oct 10, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The case for Post First War Paul?
Replies: 40
Views: 2118

Re: The case for Post First War Paul?

RGP 1 Thess.2.14-16, with its "but the wrath is come upon them [the Jews] to the uttermost", is pretty clearly a reference to 70 in an 'authentic' letter. Across the spectrum of Pauline scholarship it is generally regarded as an interpolation. But this does not 'save' early dating. You dis...
by mbuckley3
Sun Oct 03, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: 14th Century Italian Monk Writes About the Americas
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: 14th Century Italian Monk Writes About the Americas

The background paper is Paolo Chiesa's 'Marckalada : The First Mention of America in the Mediterranean Area (c.1340)', available (in English) on his academia.edu page.
As I shamelessly filletted a paragraph of this for a recent post, I owe you a vote of thanks for pointing me in its direction !
by mbuckley3
Sun Oct 03, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Analysis of Philo on Therapeutae
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: Analysis of Philo on Therapeutae

While Conybeare's massive edition of 1895 has held sway in the English-speaking world, implying that the description of the Therapeutae is a (somewhat idealised) factual account by Philo, pesky foreigners have detected something not quite right with the DVC. Lucius (1880) argued it was a C3 Christia...
by mbuckley3
Sun Sep 26, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Reading silently versus reading aloud in antiquity.
Replies: 13
Views: 11070

Re: Reading silently versus reading aloud in antiquity.

Euripides, 'Iphigenia in Tauris', lines 760ff. Iphigenia makes Pylades swear to deliver a letter safely to Argos. He negotiates an opt-out : if he is shipwrecked, survives but loses the letter, is he free from the oath's consequences? She : "I will tell you what is written in the folds of this ...
by mbuckley3
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Pierson on the two Pauls
Replies: 18
Views: 750

Re: Pierson on the two Pauls

A παρωνυχία is an extremely painful abscess on the finger, usually caused by herpes. The sense is indeed that most exegetes would rather defer to authority than analyse and remedy the problem. It's just that Galen puts it in a somewhat uncomplimentary way...
by mbuckley3
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The meaning of ἀπεκδυσάμενος in Col 2:15
Replies: 13
Views: 764

Re: The meaning of ἀπεκδυσάμενος in Col 2:15

"The subject of the verb is not Christ, but God himself." Well, not according to W.L. Knox, the poor man's A.D. Nock, maybe, but a fine philologist nonetheless. I'm citing his 'St. Paul and the Church of the Gentiles' (1939). For context, writing in the era of Reitzenstein, Knox sees Paul ...
by mbuckley3
Sun Aug 01, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Greek Loanwords in Mishnaic Hebrew
Replies: 46
Views: 2275

Re: Greek Loanwords in Mishnaic Hebrew

For the purpose of orientation : some supplements to, and comments on, Neil's bibliography. {1} As Krauss and Jastrow are still the starting points, it's still useful to look at pre-DSS scholarship. The first two chapters of Morton Smith's 'Tannaitic Parallels to the Gospels' (1951) contain an incis...