Search found 297 matches

by Ken Olson
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Leon Herrmann's case for the Baptist passage totally interpolated in Josephus
Replies: 11
Views: 313

Re: Leon Herrmann's case for the Baptist passage totally interpolated in Josephus

The μὲν ... δὲ construction distinguishes one party’s activities from those of another. There’s no requirement of a cause and effect relationship between the two, nor that they be in opposition. To use an example that springs readily to my mind, Jesus in the Testimonium Flavianum won over many of th...
by Ken Olson
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Leon Herrmann's case for the Baptist passage totally interpolated in Josephus
Replies: 11
Views: 313

Re: Leon Herrmann's case for the Baptist passage totally interpolated in Josephus

My question is: is not more probable that the last καὶ appearing before the Baptist passage is more connected with the δὲ appearing after the Baptist passage, than the possibility that it is connected with the first δὲ appearing in the Baptist passage ? There’s nothing that requires a δὲ to have an...
by Ken Olson
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation
Replies: 123
Views: 1655

Re: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation

Chris Hansen wrote: I don't think it is necessary to burn their books. But if they get cited, they get cited ethically: with full awareness and statements of what they did. In my work on the Testimonium Flavianum , I want to cite Richard Pervo on Gamaliel's speech in Acts. Against Serge Bardet, who ...
by Ken Olson
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tinker Tailor Soldier Forger
Replies: 191
Views: 27039

Re: Tinker Tailor Soldier Forger

or What George Smiley Taught Me About Secret Mark: Lessons From John Le Carre's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. A wonderful discussion, Ken. Very thought-provoking. But I am reluctant to take time to wade through 19 pages of the ensuing discussion (esp seeing the tone of the initial responses) so wonder...
by Ken Olson
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tinker Tailor Soldier Forger
Replies: 191
Views: 27039

Epiphanius's direct or indirect use of hegesippus

Ken: Ἦλθεν δὲ εἰς ἡμᾶς ἤδη πως Μαρκελλίνα τις ὑπ' αὐτῶν ἀπατηθεῖσα I think the difference is due to Lawlor/Lightfoot taking Ἦλθεν to mean "she came", meaning Marcellina, while Williams takes it to mean "it came" meaning a tradition about Marcellina. This is possible. Several items give me pause, ho...
by Ken Olson
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Luukeey! Ya Got Sum Splainin Ta Do. Did Original "Luke" Have No Resurrection Sightings?
Replies: 23
Views: 2187

Re: Luukeey! Ya Got Sum Splainin Ta Do. Did Original "Luke" Have No Resurrection Sightings?

Andrew Criddle asked: Do we know which text type Eusebius used in Luke 24 ? I do not. I was making the point that when Eusebius said Luke did not even mention the appearances of the Saviour, we should understand the statement within the context in which it was made, which was his discussion of the f...
by Ken Olson
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Luukeey! Ya Got Sum Splainin Ta Do. Did Original "Luke" Have No Resurrection Sightings?
Replies: 23
Views: 2187

Re: Luukeey! Ya Got Sum Splainin Ta Do. Did Original "Luke" Have No Resurrection Sightings?

I think we would have to assume that the text form of Luke known to Eusebius did not contain any appearances of Jesus at the tomb, but did contain at least some version of the Road to Emmaus story. To put that another way, I don't think there's any evidence that the text form of Luke known to Euseb...
by Ken Olson
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Luukeey! Ya Got Sum Splainin Ta Do. Did Original "Luke" Have No Resurrection Sightings?
Replies: 23
Views: 2187

Re: Luukeey! Ya Got Sum Splainin Ta Do. Did Original "Luke" Have No Resurrection Sightings?

In his Onomasticon, which is a sort of directory of place names from the bible, Eusebius writes: Emmaus. Home of Cleopas who is mentioned in the Gospel of Luke. It is now Nicopolis, a famous city of Palestine. The only place Cleopas is mentioned in the Gospel of Luke, or any of the canonical gospels...
by Ken Olson
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Luukeey! Ya Got Sum Splainin Ta Do. Did Original "Luke" Have No Resurrection Sightings?
Replies: 23
Views: 2187

Re: Luukeey! Ya Got Sum Splainin Ta Do. Did Original "Luke" Have No Resurrection Sightings?

Hi Joe, Here's the passage in full: How is it that in Matthew Mary of Magdala, with the other Mary, has seen the one angel outside the tomb, sitting on the stone of the tomb, and how, according to John, does Mary of Magdala see two angels, sitting inside the tomb; but according to Luke it was two me...