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by John2
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Theudas
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: Theudas

I've always had the impression that Theudas was a "violent revolutionary," but as I take another look at what Josephus says about him, nothing appears to indicate that other than the allusion to Joshua, but even then all he did was take people to the Jordan to watch him try to divide it and pass thr...
by John2
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Theudas
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Theudas

Being someone who thinks that Jesus was a Fourth Philosopher (or at least that the literary figure called Jesus walks and talks like one), Theudas seems like a suitable parallel to me. I can imagine that if followers of Theudas had survived and flourished after 70 CE and wrote things about him, thei...
by John2
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Esteemed pillars" vis a vis "men from James": Re-imagining the context for the way Paul spoke to Peter "to his face."
Replies: 20
Views: 3074

Re: "Esteemed pillars" vis a vis "men from James": Re-imagining the context for the way Paul spoke to Peter "to his face

Victorinus discusses Galatians 2:3-4 here, but I'm not getting the impression that it is based on a variant of 2:3 but rather only of 2:4 (the one that says "yielded" instead of "did not yield," as you've noted). But he goes on to say: Some read the last phrase as follows: not even for an hour did w...
by John2
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Esteemed pillars" vis a vis "men from James": Re-imagining the context for the way Paul spoke to Peter "to his face."
Replies: 20
Views: 3074

Re: "Esteemed pillars" vis a vis "men from James": Re-imagining the context for the way Paul spoke to Peter "to his face

While I'm fine with either reading of "yield" or "did not yield" (and even lean towards "yield" since it fits with Acts and 1 Cor. 9:20), I'm having trouble fitting it with what Paul says in Gal. 2:3: Yet not even Titus, who was with me, was compelled to be circumcised, even though he was a Greek. ...
by John2
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Esteemed pillars" vis a vis "men from James": Re-imagining the context for the way Paul spoke to Peter "to his face."
Replies: 20
Views: 3074

Re: "Esteemed pillars" vis a vis "men from James": Re-imagining the context for the way Paul spoke to Peter "to his face

While I'm fine with either reading of "yield" or "did not yield" (and even lean towards "yield" since it fits with Acts and 1 Cor. 9:20), I'm having trouble fitting it with what Paul says in Gal. 2:3: Yet not even Titus, who was with me, was compelled to be circumcised, even though he was a Greek. W...
by John2
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who is Luke?
Replies: 44
Views: 11739

Re: Who is Luke?

That's what Cadbury says, as I already noted upthread.
by John2
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Papias exist?
Replies: 79
Views: 11932

Re: Did Papias exist?

You have to trust Eusebius in order to be able to substantiate your POV even partially. Yes, and since his citations of extant sources are fairly accurate, why should we assume that his lost sources just so happen to be made up (particularly if some sense can be made of them)? According to the Anti...
by John2
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who is Luke?
Replies: 44
Views: 11739

Re: Who is Luke?

I asked you "When was there a "circle" around Luke ? You failed to answer. I didn't say the circle was "around" Luke, but according to Philemon he and the other people mentioned along with him belonged to the same social circle, that of being Christians in close association with Paul. By the way th...
by John2
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who is Luke?
Replies: 44
Views: 11739

Re: Who is Luke?

When was there a "circle" around Luke, the invented physician? The first time we hear the story of Luke the physician is probably in the 4th century. The people mentioned along with him in Philemon 1:23-24. Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you greetings, as do Mark, Aristarchus, ...
by John2
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Papias exist?
Replies: 79
Views: 11932

Re: Did Papias exist?

After refreshing my memory on the John(s) in Papias I too think that Irenaeus is wrong and that the apostle John (the son of Zebedee) was was dead by Papias' time ("what John said") and that the other John (the elder) who was alive and in Asia in Papias' time is the pillar John and that this is the ...