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by andrewcriddle
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why did the Gnostics use Paul and Gospels?
Replies: 40
Views: 1074

Re: Why did the Gnostics use Paul and Gospels?

It seems that even Marcion's Gospel and Marcion's version of the Pauline letters still deal with the Jewish scriptures and still present a Jesus who is at least tangentially tied to Judaism. Given the teachings of the Gnostics, why did they deal with these materials at all? How did the canon that M...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The family of Jesus across the Gospels (origin of Mary as mother?)
Replies: 72
Views: 2705

Re: The family of Jesus across the Gospels (origin of Mary as mother?)

There is an interesting thesis about the history of interpretation of the passage about Shiphrah and Puah at
The enigmatic «Meyalledot Ha'ivriyyot»

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The case for Post First War Paul?
Replies: 39
Views: 1297

Re: The case for Post First War Paul?

<SNIP> I think the strongest reason for beginning with a second century provenance for the letters is Lemche's point about "scientific dating". If they were from the mid-first century we seem to have no evidence of any impact they -- or Paul himself -- made at that time, and hence no obvi...
by andrewcriddle
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The family of Jesus across the Gospels (origin of Mary as mother?)
Replies: 72
Views: 2705

Re: The family of Jesus across the Gospels (origin of Mary as mother?)

I'm just going to clarify where the idea of Jochebed and Amran separating and then remarrying comes from. This may be peripheral to our discussion but I'm worried that we have left the impression that Midrash is grossly arbitrary and fanciful and I'd like to clarify. After Shifrah and Puah are iden...
by andrewcriddle
Sun Oct 10, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The case for Post First War Paul?
Replies: 39
Views: 1297

Re: The case for Post First War Paul?

<SNIP> I think the strongest reason for beginning with a second century provenance for the letters is Lemche's point about "scientific dating". If they were from the mid-first century we seem to have no evidence of any impact they -- or Paul himself -- made at that time, and hence no obvi...
by andrewcriddle
Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The case for Post First War Paul?
Replies: 39
Views: 1297

Re: The case for Post First War Paul?

1 Corinthians 9:13 Do you not know that those who are employed in the temple service get their food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar share in the sacrificial offerings? seems to imply that the temple is still in operation. (There are long threads about this verse and its implication...
by andrewcriddle
Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Clementine Tradition: Peter after Paul
Replies: 22
Views: 670

Re: A Clementine Tradition: Peter after Paul

Are the Clementines 4th century works? In their present form yes but largely based on 2nd and 3rd century sources. It is unclear whether the doctrine of syzygy or pairs, which is what is at issue here, is part of the very early material. It is far more prominent in the Homilies than the Recognition...
by andrewcriddle
Sun Oct 10, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The family of Jesus across the Gospels (origin of Mary as mother?)
Replies: 72
Views: 2705

Re: The family of Jesus across the Gospels (origin of Mary as mother?)

I'm just going to clarify where the idea of Jochebed and Amran separating and then remarrying comes from. This may be peripheral to our discussion but I'm worried that we have left the impression that Midrash is grossly arbitrary and fanciful and I'd like to clarify. After Shifrah and Puah are ident...
by andrewcriddle
Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Clementine Tradition: Peter after Paul
Replies: 22
Views: 670

Re: A Clementine Tradition: Peter after Paul

How to explain the depiction of Peter in the Clementine Homilies as a post-70 Johnny-come-lately to the preaching of Paul ("Simon")? This narrative opposes itself to the story of Acts, in which Peter unequivocally receives the Holy Spirit and the apostolate to the gentiles before Paul's c...