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by mlinssen
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Buried clues about early Christianity from the context of Pliny’s letters?
Replies: 71
Views: 18138

Re: Buried clues about early Christianity from the context of Pliny’s letters?

63. If one goes down into the water and comes back up without having received anything, saying ‘I’m a XRηSTIANOS’, he has taken the name on loan. Yet if he receives the Sacred Spirit, he has the gift of the name ... 101. The Chrism is made lord over the Baptism. For from the Chrism we are called XR...
by mlinssen
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Buried clues about early Christianity from the context of Pliny’s letters?
Replies: 71
Views: 18138

Re: Date

Re: 'Gospel of Philip' I havent given it any great attention, but I really don't think the 'Gospel of Philip' dates earlier than 150 AD and I suppose it's closer to 250 AD. Why would you think that? And why do you think in dates, that must be incredibly difficult to do, in all this Churchian mire I...
by mlinssen
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If Marcion is primary, then what of John the Baptist?
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: If Marcion is primary, then what of John the Baptist?

If the Gospel of the Lord used by Marcion is at least an indication of what the earlier Gospel narratives were like, then its omission of the John the Baptist (and baptism in general) appears significant. Was the Baptist meant to be a piece of historicizing Jesus, added later by synoptic writers (a...
by mlinssen
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why the Coptic Gospels are not Gnostic
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Why the Coptic Gospels are not Gnostic

E ver since the initial announcement of the Nag Hammadi discovery, and unto the present day, the library as a whole has been consistently called ‘gnostic’, both in the scholarly literature and in the popular press 1 ... While there may well be Gnostic writings amongst the several dozen titles found...
by mlinssen
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Buried clues about early Christianity from the context of Pliny’s letters?
Replies: 71
Views: 18138

Re: #s from the context of Pliny’s letter

Pliny is noting the old pagan faiths were stale, on the wane in his jurisdiction: separate issue, for whatever reasons. (Reptentance for neglected religious faith was wanting.) A danger - always be on the lookout - was anything 'new' 'radical' and largely 'unfamiliar'. But this cult appeared to be ...
by mlinssen
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why the Coptic Gospels are not Gnostic
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Why not 'Gnostic'?

1. No text, which affirms the basic reality and sanctity of incarnate life, can properly be labeled ‘Gnostic’. Because everything thereafter hinges upon this statement, as a True/False, it must be absolutely correct (i.e. w/o exceptions or qualifications. That's implicit in the mathematical equatio...
by mlinssen
Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: the Gospel of Philip says 'Chrestian' most of the time, whereas every translation says 'Christian'
Replies: 31
Views: 915

Itacism? If anything it demonstrates priority of Chrestians over Christians

I have changed the E in XRESTI... above into an η - of course. One of the evolutions is from xrηstos to xrestos or xreistos before it becomes xristos - but it is highly interesting that Philip has both "outer ends" fwiw, Wikipedia has . Iotacism ( Greek: ιωτακισμός, iotakismos) or itacism...
by mlinssen
Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: the Gospel of Philip says 'Chrestian' most of the time, whereas every translation says 'Christian'
Replies: 31
Views: 915

Re: 35 counts of 'Chrestian' in the Nag Hammadi Library: and 2 for 'Christian'

And while we're at it, only Melchizedek has the full word IHSOUS, and as such it occurs only once in all of the NHL Just jumping in here, but what do you understand of the origins of IHSOUS? Especially in relation to the older IS? Is IS simply remade to a name that begins with an I and ends with an...
by mlinssen
Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: the Gospel of Philip says 'Chrestian' most of the time, whereas every translation says 'Christian'
Replies: 31
Views: 915

Re: the Gospel of Philip says 'Chrestian' most of the time, whereas every translation says 'Christian'

Maybe a decade ago I noted this: Indeed, even the Papyrology Unit within the University of Oxford, for the 3rd century P.Oxy 3035, renders the term "Chresian" as "Christian". Various reasons for this type of emendation and/or translation are provided, including misspelling by th...
by mlinssen
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: the Gospel of Philip says 'Chrestian' most of the time, whereas every translation says 'Christian'
Replies: 31
Views: 915

Re: the Gospel of Philip says 'Chrestian' most of the time, whereas every translation says 'Christian'

I have changed the E in XRESTI... above into an η - of course.
One of the evolutions is from xrηstos to xrestos or xreistos before it becomes xristos - but it is highly interesting that Philip has both "outer ends"