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by andrewcriddle
Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The family of Jesus across the Gospels (origin of Mary as mother?)
Replies: 72
Views: 2683

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

seems late (after 300 CE) Its attestation is late (although much earlier than Exodus Rabbah) It is not really compatible with the genuinely early traditions in Josephus and pseudo-Philo and it is not mentioned in Sifre to Numbers at a place where it would be relevant. Andrew Criddle I'd love it if ...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The family of Jesus across the Gospels (origin of Mary as mother?)
Replies: 72
Views: 2683

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

ot Shemot Rabbah/Exodus Rabbah is late (early medieval in its present form). I'm unclear how much of the tradition about Miriam is genuinely ancient. Andrew Criddle Just returning to this assertion -- I have decided to collate references to places where numerous scholars have pointed out, in contrad...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Origins of the idea of creation through Christ
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: Origins of the idea of creation through Christ

The origin of this idea is presumably the first verses of John
1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2
He was with God in the beginning.
3
Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Sat Oct 02, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The family of Jesus across the Gospels (origin of Mary as mother?)
Replies: 72
Views: 2683

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

If we put ideas about Markan priority aside for a moment and forget about trying to figure out the order in which things may or may not have been written, consider this proposition: Some earliest narrative existed in which a "mother of Jesus" had no name. She was just the "mother of ...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul --- A Criminal and a Liar
Replies: 61
Views: 2031

Re: Paul --- A Criminal and a Liar

What you refer to as the conventional 21st century view of Paul (I'm doubtful myself if it is anything like a consensus) I don't have much regard for the idea of "scholarly consensus." There has never been consensus about the NT, and how could one expect otherwise? But there is no questio...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Sep 27, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mentions of written gospels in Romans 16:25-27
Replies: 14
Views: 526

Re: Mentions of written gospels in Romans 16:25-27

It is not clear whether Marcion omitted all or only most of 1:5 BeDuhn suggests that Marcion's Romans began with 1a and 5b Paul, a slave of Jesus Christ, called (to be) an emissary / among the nations on behalf of his name.' See https://earlywritings.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1837 If you reg...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul --- A Criminal and a Liar
Replies: 61
Views: 2031

Re: Paul --- A Criminal and a Liar

Of selected options: a) Paul was a human (putting aside here, for this purpose, of what teaching quality or such). b) Much of the NT was contrived (by one or several people?) to create a character Paul, who never actually existed. c) A symbolic Paul concept arose during the Hasmonean era, but witho...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mentions of written gospels in Romans 16:25-27
Replies: 14
Views: 526

Re: Mentions of written gospels in Romans 16:25-27

16:25-27 is missing from Romans in a few manuscripts. In a number of manuscripts it occurs after 14:23 (either instead of or as well as at the end of chapter 16) in P46 it occurs after 15:33. There is straightforward textual evidence for doubting its authenticity. Andrew Criddle Andrew, I'm curious...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mentions of written gospels in Romans 16:25-27
Replies: 14
Views: 526

Re: Mentions of written gospels in Romans 16:25-27

16:25-27 is missing from Romans in a few manuscripts. In a number of manuscripts it occurs after 14:23 (either instead of or as well as at the end of chapter 16) in P46 it occurs after 15:33.
There is straightforward textual evidence for doubting its authenticity.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Did Cyrus write the 10 commandments?
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Did Cyrus write the 10 commandments?

Ethan wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:58 pm
andrewcriddle wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:52 am One should note that the Cyropedia is in effect a historical novel. It is very unreliable about Cyrus.

Andrew Criddle
Why would Greeks produce such a novel about a foreign King and perhaps the Bible is also this type of novel.
See Cyropaedia

Andrew Criddle