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by billd89
Mon May 29, 2023 5:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Chrestians/Christians?
Replies: 204
Views: 4343

Re: "Wicked"?

(BSB)But love your enemies, do good [to them], and lend [to them], expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked . (THGNT) πλὴν ἀγαπᾶτε τοὺς ἐχθροὺς ὑμῶν καὶ ἀγαθοποιεῖτε καὶ δανίζετε μηδὲν ἀπελπίζοντε...
by billd89
Mon May 29, 2023 11:42 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Scorsese Next Movie: Jesus Meets the Pope
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: schmaltz

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by billd89
Mon May 29, 2023 10:24 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Chrestians/Christians?
Replies: 204
Views: 4343

Re: Jesus Christ, linked to Alexandrian Brass-Worker Guild??

Revelation 1:15: And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. ...........................................χαλκολιβάνῳ .......... καμίνῳ πεπυρωμένης ................................. ὑδάτων πολλῶν Dated c.AD 95, the reign of the Roman e...
by billd89
Sun May 28, 2023 8:06 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Chrestians/Christians?
Replies: 204
Views: 4343

Re: Ointment

Frankincense and Myrrh are both resins (dried tree sap). Myrrh's scent was popular for mundane christing, and may of symbolized the sap from a venerated tree or tree product in a religious The GoP has the chrism as olive oil, for what it's worth: http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/gospelphi...
by billd89
Sun May 28, 2023 10:06 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: After 20 Years Plus of Flogging His Theory How Many Here at the Forum Believe Mountainman?
Replies: 184
Views: 6128

Re: "the question of provenance"

How do we know something with certainty? If certainty is impossible, does that mean that thing is 'probably' (plausibly) false? No, this would be a sophmoric argument for negation's sake: an Ulterior Motive (i.e. corrupt intent), the drivel of modern scholarship. Devil's Advocate: otoh and recently,...
by billd89
Sat May 27, 2023 6:18 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evidence that the Pontus was full of marcionites
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: The Pontus

remote places [...] the Pontus Perspective, off? Pontus was beside Byzantium. Nicæa: Nicæa was 140 km from what became the capital of the Empire. It was not more than 2 days' travel-time away. Nicomedia: Even closer was Nicomedia, fmr capital that was ~70 km from Nicæa and Byzantium. Herakleia: Xen...
by billd89
Sat May 27, 2023 5:09 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Chrestians/Christians?
Replies: 204
Views: 4343

Re: Chrism

"Indeed in the Chrism did they call us Christian , not because of the baptism. And have they called the ΧΣ because of the Chrism" Perhaps of interest to others here, I don't see that anyone on this site has ever referenced this Chrism paper or its author: This inquiry studies 1 John becau...
by billd89
Thu May 25, 2023 5:15 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Record Sale: USD 6mln for Panticapaeum Stater
Replies: 0
Views: 169

Record Sale: USD 6mln for Panticapaeum Stater

https://greekcitytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/coins-1024x742-1-1024x600.jpg Crimean coin. Taken from Hermitage, sold by (under the orders of) Stalin. https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2023/05/26/ancient-greek-gold-coin-from-crimea-sells-for-a-record-breaking-48m Gee, I wonder what nationality...