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by DCHindley
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Early Church Father quotations or allusions to the 'Question of Paying Taxes' pericope? (Mark 12:13-17 and parallels)
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Early Church Father quotations or allusions to the 'Question of Paying Taxes' pericope? (Mark 12:13-17 and parallels

I'm currently researching what I can about this pericope. I've analyzed Matthew and Luke's alterations to Mark's version, the abbreviated scene in the Gospel of Thomas, the Papyrus Egerton 2 version of the story, and Marcion's version of it (partially quoted by Tertullian). Now I'm looking for othe...
by DCHindley
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: After the 70 was the Christianity more (and not less) judaized?
Replies: 20
Views: 331

Re: After the 70 was the Christianity more (and not less) judaized?

I confess that I am partial here to the problems of the our same time: what some call an "invasion" of Europe by the Islamic refugees and the relative problems of integration, the populism, racism etc. The wars in Syria and in Libia may be compared to the Fall of Jerusalem since both the events pro...
by DCHindley
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: I Think Clement's Argument in QDS is Starting to Make Sense to Me
Replies: 24
Views: 466

Re: I Think Clement's Argument in QDS is Starting to Make Sense to Me

Well because my argument made sense to Andrew I thought because one person got it everyone was on board. All the terms connected with χράομαι throughout the section should be render as 'thing' or 'things' which allows the juxtaposition (which Andrew notes Clement already draws our attention to in L...
by DCHindley
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: I Think Clement's Argument in QDS is Starting to Make Sense to Me
Replies: 24
Views: 466

Re: I Think Clement's Argument in QDS is Starting to Make Sense to Me

Except that it was in Clement's text and Mark was supposedly connected with Alexandria. I was not in a position to look up what Clement's original Greek was. Still am not. Your explanation did not seem especially clear to me, Stephan. Who, exactly, says what? Well, since SA did not respond to my ob...
by DCHindley
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Translating Apuleius's Syrian-goddess oracle
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Translating Apuleius's Syrian-goddess oracle

Kind of reminds me of the "sator/rotas" square.

S A T O R
A R E P O
T E N E T
O P E R A
R O T A S

Farmer Arepo Masters Working (his) Plow.

God, that could mean ANYTHING!

A perfect oracle!

DCH
by DCHindley
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The best case for Jesus's historicity: Mark Craig
Replies: 471
Views: 6776

Re: The best case for Jesus's historicity: Mark Craig

The problem is that almost any ancient text treated sufficiently critically will become ambiguous/undecipherable. Just a postscript for the record, I argue very much against postmodernist views that reduce texts to endless ambiguities etc. I reject those methods and their assumptions. My methods ar...
by DCHindley
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Rope" or "Camel" through the Eye of a Needle?"
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: "Rope" or "Camel" through the Eye of a Needle?"

In my experience, having smoked Camels and Ropes, that Ropes are much to be preferred. The smoke from either one, tho', can be blown through the eye of that needle like anything. DCH
by DCHindley
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: I Think Clement's Argument in QDS is Starting to Make Sense to Me
Replies: 24
Views: 466

Re: I Think Clement's Argument in QDS is Starting to Make Sense to Me

Secret Alias wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:28 am
Except that it was in Clement's text and Mark was supposedly connected with Alexandria.
I was not in a position to look up what Clement's original Greek was. Still am not.

Your explanation did not seem especially clear to me, Stephan.

Who, exactly, says what?

DCH
by DCHindley
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: I Think Clement's Argument in QDS is Starting to Make Sense to Me
Replies: 24
Views: 466

Re: I Think Clement's Argument in QDS is Starting to Make Sense to Me

I think χρήματα πολλὰ can be taken to mean 'many things '... and the lesson from Clement is to give up 'many things' for one 'thing.' The difficulty for me is trying to find the word in English to take chrestos to relate to 'thing-ness.' I think if χρήματα means 'things' then chrestos (hidden in th...
by DCHindley
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Clement and Origen: Were They Really Friends?
Replies: 26
Views: 573

Re: Clement and Origen: Were They Really Friends?

So, here I was, "axing" myself just how "philosophical" Alexandrine fathers like Clement and Origen really were, and I found a 1988 Google Book by Annewies van den Hoek, Clement of Alexandria and His Use of Philo in the Stromateis: An Early Christian reshaping of a Jewish model , who summarizes seve...