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by DCHindley
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Philip
Replies: 15
Views: 481

Re: Philip

The wording of the English translation seemed odd to my modern ear (Whiston published his translation in 1737 CE or so), so I looked closer. JOE Wars of the Jews 4:81 nor did anyone escape [Gamala] except two women (διεσώθη δὲ πλὴν δύο γυναικῶν οὐδείς), who were the daughters of Philip (τῆς Φιλίππου...
by DCHindley
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Jesus STONED and after crucified?
Replies: 29
Views: 182

Re: Was Jesus STONED and after crucified?

Y'know, this subject line could generate some inappropriate response like "Hey Jesus, man, take a hit from this pipe, man, before they string you up" (however that might be explained). G, I am unable to understand your thinking on this "crucifued in outer space" theme. How on earth can a late Roman ...
by DCHindley
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How could Paul afford his extensive travels?
Replies: 25
Views: 691

Re: How could Paul afford his extensive travels?

@DCHindley : In principle, the letters of Ignatius corroborate the Peregrinus story to some extent. His imprisonment reads more like a medieval ruler's traveling court. But yes, some of these megachurches work that way. I visited a Pentecostal one at some point because of the big show they put on d...
by DCHindley
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How could Paul afford his extensive travels?
Replies: 25
Views: 691

Re: How could Paul afford his extensive travels?

Good point. Of course, we don't know how much Lucian exaggerated. We still have some that do the same thing today. When I was in my junior year at college (1976/77), a small liberal arts college operated by the United Brethren Church, there was this buzz going around about a church in Fort Wayne In...
by DCHindley
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How could Paul afford his extensive travels?
Replies: 25
Views: 691

Re: How could Paul afford his extensive travels?

Travel by ship was probably more expensive than travel by foot. Although traveling by land was slower it perhaps had the advantage of allowing someone to gain income along the way via donations/work. The following chart attempts to calculate the cost of travel via ship and although it is expensive,...
by DCHindley
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: the Father, the Son, Christology, & the Church in the Tripartite Tractate
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: the Father, the Son, Christology, & the Church in the Tripartite Tractate

I think disillusionment is likely to have been matched by members of the Jewish diaspora meeting and living among members of non-Jewish cults. Quite. That is where Birger Pearson finds the origins of the "Sethian" Gnostics. These totally rejected their national God as a petty, jealous, ignorant pre...
by DCHindley
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Fictional Jesus Synthesis
Replies: 115
Views: 6493

Re: Fictional Jesus Synthesis

It is clearly stated that little is known of both the book of Acts and the author and they are not aware a book called Acts exist. The existing evidence show that Acts of the Apostles was most likely a very late writing, no earlier than the late 2nd century, which suggest the author was not a conte...
by DCHindley
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: the Father, the Son, Christology, & the Church in the Tripartite Tractate
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: the Father, the Son, Christology, & the Church in the Tripartite Tractate

I think disillusionment is likely to have been matched by members of the Jewish diaspora meeting and living among members of non-Jewish cults. Quite. That is where Birger Pearson finds the origins of the "Sethian" Gnostics. These totally rejected their national God as a petty, jealous, ignorant pre...
by DCHindley
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How could Paul afford his extensive travels?
Replies: 25
Views: 691

Re: How could Paul afford his extensive travels?

Perhaps a more difficult question is how did Paul have time to allegedly travel extensively from one end of the Roman empire to the other (Perhaps even to Spain). The late Jerome-Murphy O-Conner attempts to provide a time frame how Paul's journey was possible. https://books.google.com/books?id=aDba...
by DCHindley
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How could Paul afford his extensive travels?
Replies: 25
Views: 691

Re: How could Paul afford his extensive travels?

Now, just for the sake of heuristic investigation, let's assume that Acts was correct, and Paul was a "tentmaker." Basically, he fabricated products from canvas, so besides "tents" this probably included canvas awnings, privacy screens, and maybe even sails for ships. Keep in mind that he was a con...