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by DCHindley
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: The Didache
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: The Didache

Any one knows the actual date this document was written. I saw on wikipedia was found at the end of the 19th century. Some said it was written as 1st century. Any one knows how they came to this conclusion? The Didache, which as you already learned, was discovered/published in the mid 19th century....
by DCHindley
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Pauline authorship studies using N-Grams
Replies: 0
Views: 131

Pauline authorship studies using N-Grams

I know that there has been a lot of chatter about N-Grams as an authorship identification tool, and a big symposium was held in Copenhagen in 2014. They were all predicting this would be the next big step in Pauline authorship stylometric analysis, yet I do not think that anyone has actually publish...
by DCHindley
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Titles of the gospels
Replies: 26
Views: 1557

Re: Titles of the gospels

I know that there are out there pseudonymous letters purporting to be written by famous philosophers like Plato & Aristotle, or by famous orators like Cicero, etc. Sometimes, anonymous works were composed to imitate the style of those philosophers & orators, but are 100% the composition of the anony...
by DCHindley
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: eusebius and origen
Replies: 16
Views: 1632

Re: eusebius and origen

#1 - I recently read someone citing Origen, Exposition on Proverbs 7.74. I can't find a 7.74 in that work. Did you encounter it here: Origen uses the word [ arsenokoites ] in his Expositions on Proverbs (7.74), no full online text available here [unfortunately the link was a dead one]: On the other...
by DCHindley
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 'First Century Mark' Now Dated to Second/Third Centuries
Replies: 50
Views: 9166

Re: 'First Century Mark' Now Dated to Second/Third Centuries

I've wondered whether Obbink independently was trying, not to conclude a sale with the Greens and/or their representatives, but to arise as a white knight, broker a preliminary agreement, convince the Oxyrhynchus Society (or whatever entity is the legal owner of the fragment) that a sale at a huge ...
by DCHindley
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Ancient Christians and the Military?
Replies: 9
Views: 1515

Re: Ancient Christians and the Military?

If you are correct in your hunch that Paul's language was like a soldier (retired) speaking to other soldiers (also retired) then it has to still explain all the Christ talk in them. But why does this need to be reconciled? Why can't Paul be both a retired soldier and a advocate for Christ? What is...
by DCHindley
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 'First Century Mark' Now Dated to Second/Third Centuries
Replies: 50
Views: 9166

Re: 'First Century Mark' Now Dated to Second/Third Centuries

I just discovered this on Daniel Wallace's blog. Wallace is the guy who first made it public that there was a purported 1st century fragment of gMark. Now he gives more details about the NDA etc. https://danielbwallace.com/2018/06/11/first-century-mark-fragment-second-update/ Elijah Hixson is the g...
by DCHindley
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The gospel of John an independent witness?
Replies: 69
Views: 9005

Re: The gospel of John an independent witness?

That would seem to be a contradiction. Which scholars are you thinking of? Could you quote some scholars saying their dating of the Fourth Gospel is based primarily on its high Christology? I'm curious about where is this found, whether it's in scholarly commentaries on John or introductions to the...
by DCHindley
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Muslim Texts and History
Topic: Muslims who witness to Christians/Agnostics
Replies: 0
Views: 1075

Muslims who witness to Christians/Agnostics

lsayre posted a link to an interesting small booklet/tract written as an aid for Muslims to witness to Christians and agnostics with more or less accurate information regarding modern scholarship on the evolving development of Christian doctrines regarding the significance of the NT portrayal of Jes...
by DCHindley
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The gospel of John an independent witness?
Replies: 69
Views: 9005

Re: The gospel of John an independent witness?

That would seem to be a contradiction. Which scholars are you thinking of? Could you quote some scholars saying their dating of the Fourth Gospel is based primarily on its high Christology? I'm curious about where is this found, whether it's in scholarly commentaries on John or introductions to the...