Search found 2383 matches

by DCHindley
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The seven veils.
Replies: 29
Views: 604

Re: The seven veils.

References to seven veils or curtains goes back to ancient times (magic spells), and to illustrate that these concepts of veils hiding truths was known in Theosophic/Masonic/Indian circles BEFORE Oscar Wilde published his play, here are a few examples I threw together around 2012 from internet searc...
by DCHindley
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: a possibility so remote that it deserves a little reflection
Replies: 116
Views: 5481

Re: a possibility so remote that it deserves a little reflec

And since I don’t think Morton Smith was capable of making a fraud like this one, and since apart from Smith, I don’t see how anyone from Medieval time and onwards could have made such a forgery, I regard the letter as probably genuine. Since we're in this thread, and since the alternative that the...
by DCHindley
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark
Replies: 66
Views: 1567

Re: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark

I think that the "scholarly consensus" of genuinity goes back to the opinion of Helmut Koester in Ancient Christian Gospels , which was published in 1992, so a little out of date. The problem for the Fraud Finders is that the reasons for suspecting forgery are based on seriously twisting of facts an...
by DCHindley
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Clement of Alexandria -- A Basic Stylometric Study
Replies: 25
Views: 6147

Re: Clement of Alexandria -- A Basic Stylometric Study

Peter, I respect your views and your collection of brief information on so many works on the Early Christian Writings website! It's hard to find a source that tries to make a full list of all the writings on Christianity from the 1st to 3rd centuries. So you have a special resource. This makes me t...
by DCHindley
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Out on Highway 61 --- Paul riding shotgun with Abraham and Christ
Replies: 17
Views: 10693

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

If the point (oh God, no pun intended) of the word stauros (stake) is to describe something that divides space (our forces from the enemy's in battle, or in a camp), then it seems that Roman use of stakes for their executions of rebels and slaves is symbolic. Like the enemy failing to take a Roman f...
by DCHindley
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Q
Replies: 9
Views: 1054

Re: Tom Dyskstra on 'Q'

While I find Goodacre and Goulder engaging, I just cannot come around to believing that minor agreements outvote a major agreement. I assume that Goodacre and Goulder would agree with you. It's not a thing between major agreements and minor agreements, but between major dis agreements and minor agr...
by DCHindley
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Platonists, Priests, and Gnostics in the 3rd Century CE
Replies: 7
Views: 906

Re: Platonists, Priests, and Gnostics in the 3rd Century CE

The 3rd century CE Roman world was a period of chaos and a breakdown of the unsystematic way that Romans dealt with economics (they did not seem to have a systematic set of economic laws mapped out as as we do since the 17th century), and introduction of pagan equivalents to Christian or Judean rev...
by DCHindley
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Out on Highway 61 --- Paul riding shotgun with Abraham and Christ
Replies: 17
Views: 10693

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

Ruslan Khazarzar is a maverick. His site often has pirated copies of works, or those whose copyright has been disputed. Because he does not charge for access to his site, I don't think he is in violation of Russian copyright law. I think he objects to copyrighting of ancient general knowledge simply...
by DCHindley
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Platonists, Priests, and Gnostics in the 3rd Century CE
Replies: 7
Views: 906

Re: Platonists, Priests, and Gnostics in the 3rd Century CE

The 3rd century CE Roman world was a period of chaos and a breakdown of the unsystematic way that Romans dealt with economics (they did not seem to have a systematic set of economic laws mapped out as as we do since the 17th century), and introduction of pagan equivalents to Christian or Judean reve...
by DCHindley
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Q
Replies: 9
Views: 1054

Re: Tom Dyskstra on 'Q'

GoT has always come across to me as harmonizing or conflating passages from the canonical Gospels as well as this or that from unknown gospels such as the kind that are found in apostolic or early church fathers before Irenaeus. As for whether a "Q" document existed, I am inclined to think that a pr...