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by davidmartin
Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The hidden god of the Gnostics before Jesus?
Replies: 12
Views: 186

Re: The hidden god of the Gnostics before Jesus?

Alongside this proposed early gnosticism with sharp gnostic dualism there's also pantheistic elements and texts (Eugnostos the blessed and others) These origins you're talking about have to include a spectrum of gnostic-like thought and it's apparent opposite - pantheism In the pantheist scheme the ...
by davidmartin
Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dave Allen: an analysis
Replies: 72
Views: 2169

Re: Dave Allen: an analysis

Can Peter prove that a such "coincidence" is a mere coincidence? Thanks in advance for that Giuseppe, some evidence for that coincidence is found the gospel narrative itself where both John and Jesus are killed from apparently the very same movement. The usual reservations apply (over who...
by davidmartin
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What is the evidence about crucifixion happened the 3 april ?
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: What is the evidence about crucifixion happened the 3 april ?

The years 46-48 were also marked by a severe famine. This is mentioned in Acts 11:28 some eighteen years later. Indeed, Jesus providing food to people in the gospels maybe there was a famine going on The same thing happened in the Irish potato famine, the British government and churches sat on thei...
by davidmartin
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How, according to Turmel, the marcionites named the Demiurge: never 'god'
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: How, according to Turmel, the marcionites named the Demiurge: never 'god'

So Marcionism came later but from some earlier just as dualistic source? this seems like the place to ask a question In Luke and Matthew is found "At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and reveal...
by davidmartin
Tue Oct 19, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What is the evidence about crucifixion happened the 3 april ?
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: What is the evidence about crucifixion happened the 3 april ?

what about if the crucifixion was later under Tiberius Alexander always been intrigued by that remote possibility cause of Josephus's claims that would be the 3 years 46 - 48. but it seem to me these passover dates on Friday or Wednesday are pretty common and so are just interesting but not really c...
by davidmartin
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Social Context of 'Resurrection'
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: The Social Context of 'Resurrection'

The Odes can be read as saying the resurrection has already happened "I received the face and likeness of a new person, and I walked in Him and was saved." "Your hand leveled the Way for those who believe in You. And It chose them from the graves, and separated them from the dead ones...
by davidmartin
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why did the Gnostics use Paul and Gospels?
Replies: 51
Views: 2598

Re: Logically...

I reject the limiting definition of an Ialdaboath Demiurge for ALL Gnostics, although it is a typus for flourishing Classical Gnosticism c.125 AD. I agree with B. Pearson (1973) and follow Friedländer (1889) , mostly: Gnosticism pre-dates Christianity. 1) The Logos Myth precedes Philo Judaeus by se...
by davidmartin
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark's relation to Gnosticism...
Replies: 17
Views: 686

Re: Mark's relation to Gnosticism...

Indeed. He makes the most subtle yet intricate use of Scriptures. So subtle that from what I have seen it appears that few have been willing to accept what Hanhart identified in his Open Tomb that even the "tomb carved out of a rock" in which Jesus was placed is a "midrashic" pl...
by davidmartin
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark's relation to Gnosticism...
Replies: 17
Views: 686

Re: Mark's relation to Gnosticism...

Mark is not clearly written in refutation of gnostic ideas, however it can be seen as refuting certain 'Judaising' ideas. When it undermines Peter what it's telling you is at the time of composition there was a 'Peter sect' that held Peter up as it's model apostle and promoted following the law. Mar...
by davidmartin
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dogs remain dogs (in Mark)
Replies: 23
Views: 2010

Re: Dogs remain dogs (in Mark)

there 2 John the Baptists. Whether they are two historical characters, two literary inventions or one was real and the other wasn't - that's fun to think about One is a pious Jewish prophet with a baptism of repentance. Nice and simple The other is someone thought to be Christ and is a teacher who a...