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by DCHindley
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Out on Highway 61 --- Paul riding shotgun with Abraham and Christ
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Out on Highway 61 --- Paul riding shotgun with Abraham and Christ

robertj, In my POV, Paul had a good deal of knowledge of books of the Law and Prophets, maybe even having copies of some of them for personal reading, or access to them for personal or group readings. So, apparently, did my proposed editor. I have made that clear in the citations he chose to quote o...
by DCHindley
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Books and letters of Paul.
Replies: 13
Views: 170

Re: Books and letters of Paul.

Reading over the Acts of the Scillitan Martyrs , there is this rather odd statement made by one of the captive Christians: Saturninus the proconsul said: What are the things in your chest? Speratus said: Books and epistles of Paul, a just man. Now it can be generally agreed upon what is meant by ep...
by DCHindley
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Replies: 50
Views: 2222

Re: The book of Revelation and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

PS: I will follow with a post with a table that shows where this gem & pure gold imagery for the Heavenly Jerusalem probably really came from. It may or not be what you expect. What I mean here is that this Gem imagery and talk of Gold "as clear as glass," seems in actuality to stem from Plato's Ph...
by DCHindley
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul without Christ? Impossible!!
Replies: 17
Views: 505

Re: Paul without Christ? Impossible!!

I decided to skip 1 & 2 Corinthians due to their sheer size (Romans was bad enough), and go right to Philippians. Since it is even shorter than Galatians, my "Reader's Digest" version is given here in full: "Original" [The man who wrote this would seem to be having legal difficulties arising from op...
by DCHindley
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What evidence is there that gnostic views were original to apostolic Christianity?
Replies: 14
Views: 363

Re: What evidence is there that gnostic views were original to apostolic Christianity?

Do you think that Jesus may have selected apostles whom he knew had different views representative of those in Judean society and who could fulfill different tasks? For example, maybe he chose Levi/Matthew for his knowledge of phariseeism and Judaic traditions, Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot f...
by DCHindley
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul without Christ? Impossible!!
Replies: 17
Views: 505

Re: Paul without Christ? Impossible!!

As I was compiling a sample of Paul vs Editor/Commentator comparisons from Romans, I realized that I had an unresolved conflict between Romans & Galatians in the phrase "Abba, Father." In the Galatians comparison I recently posted, I thought this (4:6d) was genuine, but in Romans 8:15 it is lodged d...
by DCHindley
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul without Christ? Impossible!!
Replies: 17
Views: 505

Re: Paul without Christ? Impossible!!

The question then is this --- In Galatians, are the Abrahamic arguments inconsistent with the Christ-related arguments? I really did at first want to get the two perspectives to "mesh," but in the end I couldn't get them to work together. That being said, the critic who I think has come closest to ...
by DCHindley
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: (First) Apocalypse of James & Arsinoe
Replies: 12
Views: 372

Re: (First) Apocalypse of James & Arsinoe

It might be good to note that "Bartholomew" is actually Bar Ptolemy (son of Ptolemy). Arsinoe was named after Queen Arsinoe, and her brother was also named Ptolemy.

I suggest that Arsinoe the follower of Jesus was sister to Bartholomew.

DCH
by DCHindley
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul without Christ? Impossible!!
Replies: 17
Views: 505

Re: Paul without Christ? Impossible!!

All right, here is the "Reader's Digest" condensed version of Galatians ... "Original" GAL 1:1a Paul, 1b [...], 2 and all the brethren who are with me, to the churches of Galatia: 3a Grace to you and peace 3b - 4a [...], 4b according to the will of our God and Father; 5 to whom be the glory for eve...
by DCHindley
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul without Christ? Impossible!!
Replies: 17
Views: 505

Re: Paul without Christ? Impossible!!

I wouldn't deny that it was still new and rough around the edges. But for those 5 letters generally considered to be authentic and addressed to his communities, I’m asking for a couple of examples (or even one example) of “segments” between letters where the doctrines about Christ are incoherent an...