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by billd89
Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:25 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The hidden god of the Gnostics before Jesus?
Replies: 31
Views: 3206

Re: Paul and the Agnostos Theos

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by billd89
Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:21 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Critical Study on Chronology of the Ancient World
Replies: 21
Views: 991

Re: Putin Compares Himself to Peter The Great

Where current events are certainly driven by a fantastical/farcical history re-imagined, you need only read what the Dictator himself has said. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/10/putin-compares-himself-to-peter-the-great-in-quest-to-take-back-russian-lands Vladimir Putin has compared hims...
by billd89
Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The hidden god of the Gnostics before Jesus?
Replies: 31
Views: 3206

Re: "The Unknown God"

Contra Eduard Norden: https://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C92637%2Cpolish-researcher-solves-mystery-anonymous-god-palmyra.html According to Kubiak-Schneider, the addressees were multiple deities who deserved the eternal hymn of thanksgiving. According to her, the name 'Merciful' refers to i...
by billd89
Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Parallel Scriptural Interpretations in Sabellius and Irenaeus
Replies: 38
Views: 689

Obviously.

"Proposed historical dates" are not certain if they are "proposed." However, where multiple persons and events fall into place as probable dating allows, the 'Argument Against' becomes more and more like "The Moon Landing was faked, Because..." And that's delusional thi...
by billd89
Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Parallel Scriptural Interpretations in Sabellius and Irenaeus
Replies: 38
Views: 689

Re: Timeframe of Sabellius and Irenaeus

I like to see historical dates, because I believe things happen within timeframes and THAT FACT can sometimes help sort out contemporary ideological debates. Of course, there may be errors in these specific dates - it's just a start. Novatian (c. 200–258 AD),as a North African come to Rome, writing ...
by billd89
Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:09 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gnostic Markos?
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: Gnostic Marcus {c.80-150 AD?}

Actually, Irenaeus doesn't say 'Mark the Magician' is from Egypt; Markos is identified as a) Egyptian and b) a follower of Basilides by St. Jerome. Adolf Hilgenfeld, Die Ketzergeschichte des Urchristenthums... [1884],p.369 2, The Valentinian Marcus. As the second main representative of Valentinianis...
by billd89
Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gnostic Markos?
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Gnostic Markos?

In Lajos Blau, Das altjüdische Zauberwesen [1898] p.42 ... Both even give the date when it was brought from Egypt. We need only recall that Gnostic Markos was also an Egyptian and Magician. Please unpack this, thx. The date [1898] means it cannot be the 'Secret Gospel of Mark' .. I'll translate the ...
by billd89
Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:12 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Hans Lewy's Sobria Ebrietas (1929)
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: Hans Lewy, 'Selections' (1946) - On Philo Judaeus

The Introduction to his ‘Selections From Philo' or Philo Judaeus Philosophical writings (1946) is signed “Hans Lewy, Jerusalem, 1945”. In fact, Lewy fell deathly ill in Late July and his colleague Hans Jakob Polotsky (who had studied under a different set of teachers) edited/translated? this work fo...
by billd89
Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:17 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: The End of Roe v. Wade (1973)
Replies: 1
Views: 233

The End of Roe v. Wade (1973)

This is not a political post (but of course, it is), rather I am addressing detail of a Current Event: the End of Roe, that (in)famous Supreme Court case which legalized abortion in the USA. My interest here is in the footnotes, given below. As some Forum readers may know from my posts, my focus has...
by billd89
Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:58 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Hans Lewy's Sobria Ebrietas (1929)
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Hans Lewy's Sobria Ebrietas (1929)

Sobria ebrietas: Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der antiken Mystik . By Hans Lewy. Giessen: Topelmann, 1929. 175 pages. In German , now at the Internet Archive. Shirley Jackson Case's review in The Journal of Religion , Jul 1930, Vol.10, No.3 , pp.412-416: The mysticism of Philo is the principal the...