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by MrMacSon
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Odes of Solomon 42 precedes Mark 15:29: the original "way" of the cross
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: Odes of Solomon 42 precedes Mark 15:29: the original "way" of the cross

Regarding, " the word...‘wood’ refers frequently in Syriac literature to the Cross", one would need to know what Syriac literature, when it might have been written, and what [texts] it was or might have been referring to, to properly contextualise that statement. An explanation of the way...
by MrMacSon
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dating Paul's letters
Replies: 78
Views: 1870

Re: Dating Paul's letters

... As for the relevance of popular philosophers I posted some suggestions in this direction in recent posts: https://vridar.org/2021/06/03/jesus-and-paul-in-the-ancient-philosopher-tradition/ and https://vridar.org/2021/06/06/ancient-philosopher-traditions-pave-the-way-for-jesus-and-paul/ Sure, bu...
by MrMacSon
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Odes of Solomon 42 precedes Mark 15:29: the original "way" of the cross
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: Odes of Solomon 42 precedes Mark 15:29: the original "way" of the cross

The word is not tree, but wood I recommend you read pages 403-407 of https://archive.org/details/odesandpsalmsso01librgoog/page/n315/mode/2up Syriac, alas. Not my cup of tea On the word "wood", from https://archive.org/details/odespsalmsofsolo02unse/page/356/mode/2up (a) ... the word ... ...
by MrMacSon
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dating Paul's letters
Replies: 78
Views: 1870

Re: Dating Paul's letters

Neil, I think you dodged the main question, which is explain what you mean by a factory. Is there a directive going on? To me that seems rather conspiratorial, so I'm disinclined to accept such speculation. That is the conceptual problem I see. You used the word "factory" but I prefer the...
by MrMacSon
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: NTJ != HJ, ∴ no evidence of HJ?
Replies: 25
Views: 871

Re: NTJ != HJ, ∴ no evidence of HJ?

Peter Kirby wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:03 pm This is me trying to be civil, actually.
No it's not Peter, it's you leading someone down the garden path for a gotcha ...

What I was saying probably doesn't not fully apply to Crossan. I was just silly enough to try to play your silly game.
by MrMacSon
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Skrbina's view about Jesus
Replies: 43
Views: 1302

Re: Skrbina's view about Jesus

fwiw, another review of Skrbina's book, https://www.unz.com/article/review-of-d ... and-years/ (and a discussion below)
by MrMacSon
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: NTJ != HJ, ∴ no evidence of HJ?
Replies: 25
Views: 871

Re: NTJ != HJ, ∴ no evidence of HJ?

An interesting commentary on this is John Crossley's Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism: Quests, Scholarship and Ideology, 2014