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by billd89
Mon Feb 06, 2023 2:45 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Mystery Ecbatana
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Συρίης

Is it too early to dispense with the forum now? I'm glad someone else is at attention on the AI front. "Syria" as the (Egyptian) Siriad of the Canaanite Phoenicians would not necessarily be in the Syria we first think of. Josephus references that "other Syria" also. Where was Ba...
by billd89
Mon Feb 06, 2023 1:25 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Deity portrayed on "Egyptian Amulet Seal" Fragment
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Intaglios Found in Bath Drains

Archaeologists find ancient Roman engraved gems in ancient Roman Briddish bathhouse drain

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-730516
by billd89
Mon Feb 06, 2023 1:07 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: AI Translation of Hittite Texts, in Bulk
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Re: AI The Fragmentarium

https://phys.org/news/2023-02-ai-texts-thousands-years-readable.html The Babylonians wrote in cuneiform characters on clay tablets, which have survived in the form of countless fragments. Over centuries, scholars transferred the characters imprinted on the pieces of clay onto paper. Then they would ...
by billd89
Mon Jan 30, 2023 7:36 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Critical Study on Chronology of the Ancient World
Replies: 33
Views: 6619

Re: Almost Unspeakable

Let us all pretend nothing is happening. That "Russian History" is just fine, thx. Read up on the Neo-Soviet Information Warfare, to better "understand Fomenko". https://carnegieendowment.org/2023/01/04/no-water-s-edge-russia-s-information-war-and-regime-security-pub-88644 No Fre...
by billd89
Mon Jan 30, 2023 5:28 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The logic of the Nag Hammadi collection.
Replies: 86
Views: 78881

Well...

We're here to argue about and work through hypotheses/theory. This forum is a virtual drafting table and ideas lab, IMO. It's also something of a kooky Tower of Babel, tho (tbh).

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by billd89
Tue Jan 24, 2023 7:08 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The logic of the Nag Hammadi collection.
Replies: 86
Views: 78881

Re: Well, No.

In other threads, I've shown how 'new literature' was typically responded to 60-80 years later , not even in the same generation. That is equivalent to trying to demonstrate that all geological and topographic land forms are the result of sedimentary deposits over long periods of time. It's clearly...
by billd89
Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The logic of the Nag Hammadi collection.
Replies: 86
Views: 78881

Re: The Illogic of Assuming the NHL was 'All New'

In other threads, I've shown how 'new literature' was typically responded to 60-80 years later , not even in the same generation. Almost certainly, the complex of beliefs underpinning these codices was ~200-400 yrs older: the New Christianization campaign of Constantine was erasing (i.e. destroying)...
by billd89
Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The logic of the Nag Hammadi collection.
Replies: 86
Views: 78881

Re: The logic of the Nag Hammadi collection.

Maybe the collector was using these books to *refute* Gnostics. ... heresies. You don't get buried w/ books you hated. The precious was as a treasure, perhaps thrown in a coffin to be dug up (saved) later. Otherwise, these books would simply have been burned, destroyed. Yeah i can see a monk being ...