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by andrewcriddle
Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Herodotus 2:52
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Herodotus 2:52

True or false, Herodotus appears to be speaking here of events supposedly occurring long before the Trojan war. He is not claiming that Dionysus only became known to the Pelasgians (and hence the Greeks in general) after the Trojan war.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: JAT Robinson's early dating redux
Replies: 19
Views: 915

Re: JAT Robinson's early dating redux

It is little purpose for non-specialists to quote one palaeographer against another. But FWIW Early NT manuscripts and their dates by Orsini and Clarysse a recent (but pre-Nongbri) analysis of NT manuscript dates, written to oppose the tendency of some scholars to date manuscripts too early, dates ...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Other Texts and History
Topic: Influence of Judeo-Christian apocalyptism on Marxism?
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: Influence of Judeo-Christian apocalyptism on Marxism?

You might find Pursuit of the Millennium by Cohn of interest. NB The material about the Free Spirit heresy and Ranters is outdated.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Sun Aug 29, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: JAT Robinson's early dating redux
Replies: 19
Views: 915

Re: JAT Robinson's early dating redux

It is little purpose for non-specialists to quote one palaeographer against another. But FWIW Early NT manuscripts and their dates by Orsini and Clarysse a recent (but pre-Nongbri) analysis of NT manuscript dates, written to oppose the tendency of some scholars to date manuscripts too early, dates P...
by andrewcriddle
Sun Aug 29, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Iamblichus, De Vita Pythagorica ... DATED c.300 AD??
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Iamblichus, De Vita Pythagorica ... DATED c.300 AD??

Another possible basis for dating. Some scholars emphasise the parallels between Iamblichus' De Vita Pythagorica and the Life of Plotinus by Porphyry. They would regard the works as written at around the same time, one responding to the other. Now on internal evidence the Life of Plotinus dates from...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: JAT Robinson's early dating redux
Replies: 19
Views: 915

Re: JAT Robinson's early dating redux

There are the 3rd century manuscripts that are pretty complete I didn’t know about these. What are they, and roughly what percentage of the canoncial 4-Gospel Book do they include? (If we’re just talking about bits and pieces, that doesn’t cut it.) I was thinking of Sinaiticus, Vaticanus, Alexandri...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Epistle of Barnabas: Evidence for Mythicism
Replies: 13
Views: 499

Re: The Epistle of Barnabas: Evidence for Mythicism

I think it is probable that Barnabas knew Matthew. Barnabas says
let us give heed, lest haply we be found, as the scripture saith [as it is written], many are called but few are chosen.
Compare Matthew 22:14
“For many are called, but few are chosen
Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Sun Aug 22, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who were the Earliest Gnostics?
Replies: 19
Views: 6976

Re: Who were the Earliest Gnostics?

FWIW Cassius Dio records the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple 6 Though a breach was made in the wall by means of engines, nevertheless, the capture of the place did not immediately follow even then. On the contrary, the defenders killed great numbers that tried to crowd through the opening, and t...
by andrewcriddle
Sun Aug 22, 2021 4:36 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Iamblichus, De Vita Pythagorica ... DATED c.300 AD??
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Iamblichus, De Vita Pythagorica ... DATED c.300 AD??

I've searched and failed. From internal evidence, is there any clearer dating for this work by Iamblichus? Link Diogenes Laertius (c. 200-250 CE) and Porphyry (c. 234-305 CE) each wrote a Life of Pythagoras. Iamblichus’ (c. 245-325 CE) work is titled On the Pythagorean Life, which includes some lim...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How do we know X existed?
Replies: 69
Views: 2636

Re: How do we know X existed?

I would be interested in examples from the writings of historians in areas other than related to biblical studies. You've already put an example in play from outside Bible studies and about which abundant academic ink has been spilled. That is, the inference that Socrates was a real man who actuall...