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by billd89
Sat Jul 02, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Epic Tel Aviv (Lod) Mosaic
Replies: 0
Views: 12

Epic Tel Aviv (Lod) Mosaic

In the news before, having been discovered about 25yrs ago. Still, EPIC: https://news.yahoo.com/magnificent-ancient-mosaic-found-near-111754215.html Of the ships, Wiki says: The ships are of the navis oneraria type, Roman merchant ships typically displacing 80-150 tons, used to carry such commoditie...
by billd89
Thu Jun 30, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Sethian School of 'Gnostic' Thought
Replies: 83
Views: 4038

Re: G. Stroumsa on Sethians

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Stroumsa here. See GEDALIAHU A. G. STROUMSA (Guy Stroumsa): Another Seed: Studies in Gnostic Mythology [1984]. https://www.academia.edu/9114426/Guy_G_Stroumsa_Another_Seed_Studies_in_Gnostic_Mythology_Leiden_Brill_1984_ https://epdf.pub/another-seed-studies-in-gnos...
by billd89
Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:12 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: ER Goodenough's Mystic Gospel of Hellenistic Judaism [1935]
Replies: 0
Views: 36

ER Goodenough's Mystic Gospel of Hellenistic Judaism [1935]

Now on Internet Archive:

Erwin Ramsdell Goodenough's By Light, Light: The Mystic Gospel of Hellenistic Judaism [1935] LINK.

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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: 3368

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: 1178

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: 3368

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: 40
Views: 930

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: 40
Views: 930

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: 357

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: 357

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 ...