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by DCHindley
Mon May 31, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Aretas V
Replies: 70
Views: 9407

Re: Aretas V

Hey Charlie, 'Round my parts, Trump is almost worshipped. Our new mayor is a Trump worshipper, and the pastor of a Protestant church in town. Verrrry conservative in the political-right sense of that word. He has adopted arrogant Trump language and demands that all citizens of the town walk in lock ...
by DCHindley
Sun May 30, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Aretas V
Replies: 70
Views: 9407

Re: Aretas V

OK, sure Giuseppe. DCH :facepalm: "Facts" and "evidence" are not necessarily the same thing. IMHO, you jump to conclusions way too fast, based on the flimsiest of evidence! It's like "If something could happen in the context of the times, and this something could be interpre...
by DCHindley
Sat May 29, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Birth of the "Judean way of life"
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: Birth of the "Judean way of life"

Hi Andrew, That is a possibility. I do not recall off the top of my head whether the studies that the article referenced included shellfish remains along with fish bones or scales. When I made the original post, I was more intrigued by the refashioning of Judean culture to suddenly begin to practice...
by DCHindley
Wed May 26, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Having It Both Ways With Secret Mark
Replies: 91
Views: 10867

Re: Having It Both Ways With Secret Mark

Rak, You do realize that he published originally in 1973: The Secret Gospel ; the discovery and interpretation of the Secret Gospel according to Mark Smith, Morton, 1915-1991 New York : Harper & Row , [1973] ix, 148 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm Clement of Alexandria and a secret Gospel of Mark....
by DCHindley
Tue May 25, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Birth of the "Judean way of life"
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Birth of the "Judean way of life"

While trolling for fish on "lake reddit" [https://www.reddit.com/r/AcademicBiblical/comments/nki8bm/bad_judeans_despite_biblical_ban_nonkosher_fish/] I saw this article in the Times of Israel (25 May 2021, 7:00 am): https://www.timesofisrael.com/bad-judeans-despite-biblical-ban-non-kosher-...
by DCHindley
Wed May 19, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Synopsis of Schweitzer’s QHJ, Chapters 4 & 5
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Synopsis of Schweitzer’s QHJ, Chapters 4 & 5

Hi Andrew C, I think you hit it on the head, although I too cannot say I've read through the German original either. This was before postmodernism. Schweitzer certainly had an idea of what historical scholarship should be about. However, I think he was concerned that Renan et al were just throwing o...
by DCHindley
Sun May 16, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The NT canon as anti-Platonic answer
Replies: 15
Views: 1007

Re: The NT canon as anti-Platonic answer

I agree with you. The author of this paper really does not construct a very good argument for there being intentional correlation between the Platonic corpus in the edition he cites (a very real corpus, BTW) and the choice and number of NT books in the Christian canon. I agree with AA that early Chr...
by DCHindley
Sat May 15, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The NT canon as anti-Platonic answer
Replies: 15
Views: 1007

Re: The NT canon as anti-Platonic answer

I liked your first answer too. I'm not contesting the numbers, I'm having issues with the theory The point of the comparison is that we may learn a bit about NT transition history from that of the Platonic corpus (maybe vice versa ). It won't be a 100% correspondence, but interesting. For instance,...
by DCHindley
Sat May 15, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The NT canon as anti-Platonic answer
Replies: 15
Views: 1007

Re: The NT canon as anti-Platonic answer

Actually, The author has his facts correct about editions of Plato, and there were in fact collections of Plato's personal letters included in some of these editions. The letters were a mixture of genuine and pseudepigraphal letters. Because personal letters, as opposed to treatises, tend to be shor...
by DCHindley
Tue May 11, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Synopsis of Schweitzer's QHJ [Ch. 2, Reimarus]
Replies: 13
Views: 991

Re: Synopsis of Schweitzer's QHJ [Ch. 2, Reimarus]

Good stuff. I might get back to you on the issue of post-modernism. I thought Schweitzer was a medical missionary (besides his PhD in Biblical studies, he was a qualified MD, as well as a Psychiatrist, but he did have a hard time finding a church to sponsor him. His reputation was as a student of t...