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by davidmartin
Thu May 13, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Hegesippus vis-a-vis "James son of Alphaeus" and "Judas of James" in Luke-Acts
Replies: 22
Views: 1134

Re: Hegesippus vis-a-vis "James son of Alphaeus" and "Judas of James" in Luke-Acts

when a movement that's being taken over by outsiders reaches the point that the outsiders are fighting with each other, that's when Galatians get's written and when history get's rewritten then you have Acts
by davidmartin
Tue May 11, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Does Marcion's Gospel mention John the Baptist?
Replies: 59
Views: 33981

Re: Does Marcion's Gospel mention John the Baptist?

Stuart, nice work One possible twist though The diminishing of John might serve another purpose also, to differentiate him from Christ - given the possibility that to some he was indeed Then this wouldn't be a straight Marcionite vs Judaic issue, but connect more with the Pauline gospel which could ...
by davidmartin
Mon May 10, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1 Cor 15:3-11 once again
Replies: 199
Views: 112406

Re: 1 Cor 15:3-11 once again

If one seeks the origins of Christianity and ends up identifying it, it might just be the entry point for a new direction rather than it's true origin
by davidmartin
Sun May 09, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Turner's case for Theudas uprising in 30 CE (under Pilate, not Fadus)
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: Turner's case for Theudas uprising in 30 CE (under Pilate, not Fadus)

it's been noted re: odes of solomon the first letter of each ode if translated to hebrew or aramaic? is the letters of the alphabet in order, but it breaks down after a dozen or so. i had a half assed look at this (and lost my notes) but i recall seeing the word 'theudas' in there after some fettlin...
by davidmartin
Sat May 08, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Complete Thomas Commentary
Replies: 15
Views: 691

Re: Complete Thomas Commentary

FWIW in the dialog of the saviour fire is explained "The Lord said, "The fire of the spirit came into existence" So a connection with Spirit as feminine is possible, it also connects water to fire "There was darkness and water, and spirit upon water." I don't know which 'fir...
by davidmartin
Thu May 06, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Were the Gospels Established by 'Other-Worldly' Means? Do Scholars Need to Defend Their Belief in 'Other-Worldliness'?
Replies: 65
Views: 1038

Re: Were the Gospels Established by 'Other-Worldly' Means? Do Scholars Need to Defend Their Belief in 'Other-Worldlines

I'm up for having a go at this, the gospel of SA Assuming all you wrote were the absolute truth, or near enough to get a cigar Monica Lewinksy would recognise Why can't it be that some of the real 'truth' that rings true to folk can't be found even in a work that could be called forged or corrupted ...
by davidmartin
Wed May 05, 2021 3:16 pm
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

Thomas rejects everything that can be rejected really, and in order to do that of course he has to name it. But he alternates through the different definitions of flesh, body, spirit and indeed continuously stresses, and even woes, dependence of one upon the other as well as one driving the other. ...
by davidmartin
Tue May 04, 2021 3:23 pm
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

Thomas rejects everything that can be rejected really, and in order to do that of course he has to name it. But he alternates through the different definitions of flesh, body, spirit and indeed continuously stresses, and even woes, dependence of one upon the other as well as one driving the other. ...
by davidmartin
Tue May 04, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: The Biblical God is not infinite
Replies: 23
Views: 32137

Re: The Biblical God is not infinite

Nice! I did a literal translation of Apocryphon of John into my native tongue (turned it into a free verse sort of deal after noticing it has a certain rythm to it and rhymes in places) and have been working on a Thomas one. Thomas really is a complex piece of work! I'm not sure how Logion 74: said...
by davidmartin
Tue May 04, 2021 12:59 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 stereotype gnostic idea - a secret piece of knowledge that once understood allows one to become a god. Bonus points if it's a password that permits ascent past hostile entities! I recon there were gnostics who met this stereotype, what with the magical papyri and some of the patristic accounts, ...