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by mlinssen
Fri May 14, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Some Observations on the Nomina Sacra of the First Three Centuries
Replies: 133
Views: 10218

Re: Some Observations on the Nomina Sacra of the First Three Centuries

I confess, I'm unsure what David is getting at here myself. IMVHO he is suggesting that you may be looking for patterns in random data. Andrew Criddle Ah! Ok, thank you Andrew. But aren't there actually some observable patterns in the data? For instance the consistent use of KY, KC, KN, and KW as o...
by mlinssen
Thu May 13, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What's Wrong with "The Realm of Heaven" Being Real?
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: What's Wrong with "The Realm of Heaven" Being Real?

Just a question though: what if there were a real physical heaven? How would you get there, in what form, and what on earth would you do there? mlinssen -- You asked a question and I answered it. Would you plz comment? Again, if Thomas and Luke are blenderized into the Matthew 18: 1 - 5 Passage, ho...
by mlinssen
Tue May 11, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul builds a house: οἰκοδομέω
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Paul builds a house: οἰκοδομέω

One of those mighty puzzling puzzles! Galatians 2:18 (BGB) 18 εἰ γὰρ ἃ κατέλυσα ταῦτα πάλιν οἰκοδομῶ, παραβάτην ἐμαυτὸν συνιστάνω. 18 For if I build again these things that I had torn down, I prove myself a transgressor. That's what it says - and Berean is the least bad translation of all. But it's ...
by mlinssen
Tue May 11, 2021 2:20 am
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?

It seems that John the Baptist is found in Marcion's Gospel. But he is described as "who, having heard his works, was scandalized". http://markusvinzent.blogspot.com/2014/06/jesus-versus-john-baptist-and-simon.html?m=1 In Paul, the Jews ask "signs", and in absence of them they a...
by mlinssen
Tue May 11, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What's Wrong with "The Realm of Heaven" Being Real?
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: What's Wrong with "The Realm of Heaven" Being Real?

Matthew 23: 13 (Moffatt): Woe to you, you impious scribes and Pharisees ! you shut the Realm of heaven in men's faces; you neither enter yourselves, nor will you let those enter who are on the point of entering Here it is again, with feeling! Scribes and Pharisees were REAL PEOPLE and they kept MEN...
by mlinssen
Tue May 11, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The NT canon as anti-Platonic answer
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: The NT canon as anti-Platonic answer

This hypothesis, then, presents a possible rationale for the fact that, despite what perhaps the majority of scholars take as evidence for so-called “lost”, and/or pseudonymous letters within the Pauline corpus, that corpus, as a collection of letters all explicitly claiming to come from Paul, cont...
by mlinssen
Tue May 11, 2021 1:46 am
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?

By the way, I am about to finish a new book on "the formation of the New Testament in the second century" where John the Baptist is one of the protagonists Going to be more of a booklet then hey :D Seriously, I'm curious to know your angle on him. It is remarkable that he has such a tiny ...
by mlinssen
Mon May 10, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1 Cor 15:3-11 once again
Replies: 199
Views: 112408

Re: 1 Cor 15:3-11 once again

Ken Olson wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 10:21 am
Missionaries. I meant jewish-Christian missionaries.
One of the better autocorrect mishaps :cheeky:
by mlinssen
Sun May 09, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Heaven(s) in all of the NT - Mark through Revelation
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: Heaven(s) in all of the NT - Revelation

heaven , heavens and heavenly in all of the NT. One way to look for progression in development of ideas (in order to establishment priority / order) is to follow the evolution of certain concepts Here is a complete list from Berean Literal (with footnote references left intact), of every verse with...
by mlinssen
Sun May 09, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Heaven(s) in all of the NT - Mark through Revelation
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Heaven(s) in all of the NT - Mark through Revelation

heaven , heavens and heavenly in all of the NT. One way to look for progression in development of ideas (in order to establishment priority / order) is to follow the evolution of certain concepts Here is a complete list from Berean Literal (with footnote references left intact), of every verse with...