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by DCHindley
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Other Texts and History
Topic: Secret Mark, GRS Mead and Morton Smith
Replies: 20
Views: 35953

Re: Secret Mark, GRS Mead and Morton Smith

I'm no expert on 18th century Greek cursive writing, but writing fonts like that effortlessly would take years of careful practice, sort of on the line of how Calligraphers get to write it so effortlessly. Years ago, I saw one of those weird pseudo documentaries in the History Channel, and they had ...
by DCHindley
Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The tetrarchies in Luke 3.1-2.
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Re: The tetrarchies in Luke 3.1-2.

Weren't the area as far north as south Iturea part of David's (legendary) kingdom? The Romans kept appointing Herod the Great's relations to head up the territory of Chalkis (the old HQ if the Itureans) and points west (Batanea etc), as if they had a claim to these regions. Who was the Hasmonean kin...
by DCHindley
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Papyrus 20915 - English Translation
Replies: 23
Views: 1124

Re: Papyrus 20915 - English Translation

It is a loooong document, but giving it a brief read through during lunch today it does not really come across to me as "Gnostic" (big G). I would say closer to the epistle to the Hebrews. That citation of Revelation about the angel calling the birds of the air to come and eat the flesh of men, and ...
by DCHindley
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1 Cor 11: "when you come together as a church"
Replies: 37
Views: 1279

Re: 1 Cor 11: "when you come together as a church"

This is an interesting passage: 17 Now in giving this next instruction I do not praise you, because you come together not for the better, but for the worse. 18 For, in the first place, when you come together as a ekklēsia , I hear that divisions exist among you; and in part I believe it. 19 For the...
by DCHindley
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the hypothesis that the Gospel Jesus == Jesus ben Saphat
Replies: 229
Views: 41219

Re: On the hypothesis that the Gospel Jesus == Jesus ben Saphat

[T]his kind of (deliberate?) confusion by Christian part is more probable with the document known as "On the Priesthood of Jesus" , than with a Jewish document as the Josippon . I think you mentioned this source "On the Priesthood of Jesus" but I am not sure if it is supposed to be an ancient sourc...
by DCHindley
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the hypothesis that the Gospel Jesus == Jesus ben Saphat
Replies: 229
Views: 41219

Re: On the hypothesis that the Gospel Jesus == Jesus ben Saphat

The hypothesis that Jesus b. Tebuthi == Jesus b. Sapphat is corroborated by this further evidence: “On the Priesthood of Jesus” aka “the Confession (or, Apology) of Theodosius”, is a 7th-8th CE story of Jesus being selected and registered as a priest following debate concerning Jesus’s paternity an...
by DCHindley
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the hypothesis that the Gospel Jesus == Jesus ben Saphat
Replies: 229
Views: 41219

Re: On the hypothesis that the Gospel Jesus == Jesus ben Saphat

I see no Jesus b. Saphat in that list of Jewish High Priests. Although I'm pretty sure that you already know this (IMO, you usually have everything worked out in your head before you post), but if anyone else is curious, there are no HPs by this name: High Priests: Appointed by Herod the Great (37 ...
by DCHindley
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Of Nazirites & Naṣoraeans.
Replies: 122
Views: 75521

Re: Of Nazirites & Naṣoraeans.

Do you have the 2002 article he references in which he apparently makes this argument? If so, what does he say? Kokkinos wrote to me "Unfortunately, my article on the city of Mariamme does not exist in electronic form, so you have to order it from an academic library. " Yes, Some years ago I also a...
by DCHindley
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Romans 10: Jews don't know the Lord...
Replies: 53
Views: 14949

Re: Romans 10: Jews don't know the Lord...

DCH, Very well done! That is exactly what I mean all the time. The nr.2 is Paul. The nr.1 is the interpolator. This happens all through the letters of Paul. It will take a 100 years or more to sort it out. If it will be done, we will have the original letters of Paul back! You are in good company. ...
by DCHindley
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Sleeper awake!
Replies: 42
Views: 19128

Re: Sleeper awake!

... I'm somewhat stumped by the discussion surrounding John 1:18. If I get this right, the Orthodox traditionally consider it a gnostic corruption of the original text..? No, I do not think so. There was some resistance about John in some quarters, because it uses the term "Paraclete" which was the...