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by DCHindley
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus
Replies: 17
Views: 180

Re: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus

When I read works by Josephus, I'm struck by how many figures are given the name Jesus/ Joshua. I realize this is hardly a novel perception; many others have noticed the enormous number of Jesuses mentioned throughout Wars , Antiquities , and Josephus' Vita . An explanation often given is that the ...
by DCHindley
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: SENECA THE ELDER'S HISTORIES FOUND AT HERCULANEUM
Replies: 7
Views: 1367

Re: SENECA THE ELDER'S HISTORIES FOUND AT HERCULANEUM

Thanks ben.

However, I can see why no one ever seems to respond to these links without comments.
by DCHindley
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: SENECA THE ELDER'S HISTORIES FOUND AT HERCULANEUM
Replies: 7
Views: 1367

Re: SENECA THE ELDER'S HISTORIES FOUND AT HERCULANEUM

Are we getting our seniors & juniors mixed up? de vita patris (cod. vat. niebuhr 103sq) is attributed to Seneca junior. But wasn't the fragment supposed to be by Seneca senior? That site you kinked to does provide a full set of links to known or proposed works & fragments of Lucius Annaeus Seneca iu...
by DCHindley
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Eusebius as a forger.
Replies: 84
Views: 16684

Re: Eusebius as a forger.

David Hindley asked: Ken, Have you considered the issue of opportunity? Yes, quite a bit. Particularly in the Eusebian Reading paper. If you're asking where Eusebius' copy of the Antiquities came from, I think it was brought to Caesarea from Alexandria by Origen. That's not provable but there's no ...
by DCHindley
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Eusebius as a forger.
Replies: 84
Views: 16684

Re: Eusebius as a forger.

Ken, Have you considered the issue of opportunity? Eusebius resides in Caesarea by the Sea, and this was where the manuscripts he kept in his library had come to be deposited, Perhaps some by Clement of Alexandria, some by Origen (maybe even the Hexapla), some by Philo (by way of Clement of Alex.?)....
by DCHindley
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Could the Emperor Maximinus Prescription of the Acts of Pilate Have Been 'Positive' - i.e. to Support a Particular Sect?
Replies: 21
Views: 673

Re: Could the Emperor Maximinus Prescription of the Acts of Pilate Have Been 'Positive' - i.e. to Support a Particular S

Parker & Dubberstein (Babylonian Chronology) dates Nisan 15 of 21 CE, based on Cunieform tablets, to April 17 (Julian) 21 CE. Whether that is a Friday or not I do not know. It is also not known if the Judeans were following Babylonian 19 year intercalation cycle at this time, or doing it independen...
by DCHindley
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Could the Emperor Maximinus Prescription of the Acts of Pilate Have Been 'Positive' - i.e. to Support a Particular Sect?
Replies: 21
Views: 673

Re: Could the Emperor Maximinus Prescription of the Acts of Pilate Have Been 'Positive' - i.e. to Support a Particular S

The date we are looking at is Friday Nisan 15, 21 CE J. Vardaman (‘Jesus’ Life: A New Chronology’ in J. Vardaman and E. M. Yamauchi [eds.], Chronos, Kairos, Christos: Nativity and Chronological Studies Presented to Jack Finegan [Eisenbrauns, 1989], 55-82) Does anyone know how we could calculate wha...
by DCHindley
Thu May 30, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Christ Odes
Replies: 15
Views: 2050

Re: The Christ Odes

Lattke seems to accept that there are in fact allusions to NT Gospels, Acts, Revelation and Letters in them, and most translations seem to make the allusions conform to the wording of NT books. Davies may be suggesting that those translations misleadingly play with the words to make them fit NT phra...
by DCHindley
Thu May 30, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: New Shroud Test Looks Like a Win For Sanity at the Moment
Replies: 13
Views: 7643

Re: New Shroud Test Looks Like a Win For Sanity at the Moment

Personally I doubt the Shroud's authenticity, though all signs point to it being a point of debate for quite some time. Nevertheless, out of morbid curiousity and a bit of boredom, I put together a facemorph using a digital facial reconstruction by Ray Downing, Agemian’s 1935 'Face of Christ' paint...
by DCHindley
Mon May 27, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: report: doctoral dissertation on "secret gospel" claims not a fake
Replies: 13
Views: 2570

Re: report: doctoral dissertation on "secret gospel" claims not a fake

https://phys.org/news/2019-05-doctoral-dissertation-secret-gospel-fake.html by Timo Paananen, U. Helsinki The author appears convinced that the text is ancient, but less certain that it is by Clement of Alexandria. This may be problematic. If one admits that the evidence linking the letter to Cleme...