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by Peter Kirby
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Discovery of original Greek copy of heretical Christian writing
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Discovery of original Greek copy of heretical Christian writing

Okay! Posted at the regular Early Christian section then!
by Peter Kirby
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The date of the epistle of Barnabas.
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: The date of the epistle of Barnabas.

Prediction of a rebuilding of the temple had a limited window of time for the hoping, setting the terminus ad quem at 135. That requires buying into the theory that it a) refers to Aelia Capitolina and that specific time b) that it refers to a physical temple c) that it was "timely" in it's referen...
by Peter Kirby
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The date of the epistle of Barnabas.
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: The date of the epistle of Barnabas.

Just to be clear, it's not merely an assumption. The alternative is assuming that the text would be retrofitted with something that the author knows will not come to pass. Avoid being too clever by half.
by Peter Kirby
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The date of the epistle of Barnabas.
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: The date of the epistle of Barnabas.

Result
Decisive Roman victory:

An all-out defeat of Judean rebels
Large-scale destruction of Judean population by Roman troops
Suppression of Jewish religious and political autonomy by Hadrian
Jews banned from Jerusalem
source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar_Kokhba_revolt
by Peter Kirby
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The date of the epistle of Barnabas.
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: The date of the epistle of Barnabas.

Prediction of a rebuilding of the temple had a limited window of time for the hoping, setting the terminus ad quem at 135.
by Peter Kirby
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 'Judas of Nazareth' by Daniel Unterbrink
Replies: 78
Views: 1308

Re: 'Judas of Nazareth' by Daniel Unterbrink

Jax wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:15 pm
Does it seem reasonable that Tacitus had not read Josephus?
It's widely believed (by historians) that Tacitus read Josephus, for some of his reporting / knowledge of the Jewish revolt.

I don't have the references handy.
by Peter Kirby
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 'Judas of Nazareth' by Daniel Unterbrink
Replies: 78
Views: 1308

Re: 'Judas of Nazareth' by Daniel Unterbrink

For those of us less versed in Unterbrink, what do you find interesting or compelling about it?
by Peter Kirby
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: New Mythicist Author writes to J. P Meier
Replies: 44
Views: 1382

Re: New Mythicist Author writes to J. P Meier

I guess writing to JP Meier is easier than showing their ideas to be true.
by Peter Kirby
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Discovery of original Greek copy of heretical Christian writing
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Discovery of original Greek copy of heretical Christian writing

Looks like spam. Say something human-sounding if it isn't.
by Peter Kirby
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: where Detering and Carrier agree
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: where Detering and Carrier agree

the basic mythicist thesis is that the original Jesus ... is essentially the Logos of Philo Wrong. This is not "the basic mythicist thesis." I mean: both the scholars recognize that the same archangel named by Philo as ''Logos'' was the archangel who is named Jesus by the alexandrine Gnostics (in D...