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by Jax
Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus
Replies: 241
Views: 12800

Re: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus

Mary, have you ever read any of my stuff investigating the possibility of Paul in a BCE setting? Would be happy to link you if you're interested. Lane I don't know the ins and outs of your theory on Paul - just picked up a hint or two that you find a B.C. setting for Paul of interest. So, let me ha...
by Jax
Sun Aug 01, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus
Replies: 241
Views: 12800

Re: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus

Carrier: The question we want to answer here is which Aretas is this? There are only two possibilities that fit any other historical facts to what Paul describes: Aretas the IV (ruler of Nabataea from 9 B.C. to 40 A.D.); or Aretas III (likewise, from 87 to 62 B.C.). Aretas the IV (ruler of Nabataea...
by Jax
Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus
Replies: 241
Views: 12800

Re: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus

From an historicists position on Paul an A.D. date presents problems - hence the desire to provide arguments for an A.D. dating for Aretas IV to have had some sort control over Damascus. Can you say more about these problems? Carrier: The question we want to answer here is which Aretas is this? The...
by Jax
Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus
Replies: 241
Views: 12800

Re: Carrier, Aretas and Damascus

From an historicists position on Paul an A.D. date presents problems - hence the desire to provide arguments for an A.D. dating for Aretas IV to have had some sort control over Damascus. Can you say more about these problems? Carrier: The question we want to answer here is which Aretas is this? The...
by Jax
Sun May 16, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What was Marcion's Gospel?
Replies: 63
Views: 4111

Re: What was Marcion's Gospel?

If we actually had Marcion's Gospel then we would know more. Possible recreations aside, we are still without a Marcion Gospel.
by Jax
Sun May 16, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What was Marcion's Gospel?
Replies: 63
Views: 4111

Re: What was Marcion's Gospel?

The experts on the synoptic three eventually unconsciously become pimps for the subject of their very expertise- the synoptic three. It's human nature. It's how women trap their husbands too. They drone on about "their past " so that any man who stuck around will figure "I wasted 10 ...
by Jax
Sun May 16, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What was Marcion's Gospel?
Replies: 63
Views: 4111

Re: What was Marcion's Gospel?

I lean towards Marcion being proto Luke and pre Mark mainly because Mark seems to be a very tight Gospel in that it is written in a very concise and structured way. It just makes more sense to me that Mark used Marcion/proto Luke (ur Luke) as a base for his Gospel and tightened, polished it up and m...
by Jax
Sat May 15, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The NT canon as anti-Platonic answer
Replies: 15
Views: 1061

Re: The NT canon as anti-Platonic answer

As always I find Giuseppe's take on things peculiar. Why is this 'anti'-Platonism? Not that I am interested in his response. Just making an observation. The paper makes the case that the 13 letter, 4 Gospel cannon was created to make the Platonic collection in circulation in the first century a les...
by Jax
Sat May 15, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The NT canon as anti-Platonic answer
Replies: 15
Views: 1061

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 Jax
Sat May 15, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gnosticism is Rising
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: Gnosticism is Rising

Stuart wrote: Fri May 14, 2021 9:04 pm I think about stuff, and other stuff mostly
Double stuff is my thing. 👍