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by andrewcriddle
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Further reason to date Mark after 90 CE (and probably somewhat later)
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Further reason to date Mark after 90 CE (and probably somewhat later)

The names of Mandaean copyists are preserved in colophons The earliest named Copyist is apparently Slama daughter of Qidra at the end of the 2nd century CE.
Mandaeans
This tends to support a 2nd century CE origin for the Mandaeans in anything like their present form.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1 Cor 2:6-8 talks about a crucifixion happened "before time began"
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: 1 Cor 2:6-8 talks about a crucifixion happened "before time began"

The crucifixion of Christ by the rulers of this age can only happen "before time began " if the rulers of this age have exercised authority since before time began. This is improbable.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: An order of lifelong Nazirites?
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: An order of lifelong Nazirites?

There are rabbinic references to the possibility of a life long Nazirite vow. http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/artic ... 5-nazarite
This appears to be regarded as a personal choice rather than membership of a group of lifelong Nazirites and may not be relevant.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Arguments concerning the Testimonium Taciteum.
Replies: 131
Views: 18733

Re: Arguments concerning the Testimonium Taciteum.

Just putting this out there, having given it no more than a few moments of thought thus far. What if there is an interpolation (marked in red), but it is not the entire Testimoneum Taciteum? Tacitus, Annals 15.44 (translation modified slightly from that of Church and Brodribb): Et haec quidem human...
by andrewcriddle
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Writings of Pseudo-Dionysius/Denys
Replies: 2
Views: 774

Re: Writings of Pseudo-Dionysius/Denys

The proof that Dionysius is actually pseudo-Dionysius was published independently in 1895 by H Koch and J Stiglmayr (Part of the Divine Names paraphrases Proclus' work on the nature of evil. )

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: New book - How Scribes Invented the Biblical Priest-King
Replies: 11
Views: 1610

Re: New book - How Scribes Invented the Biblical Priest-King

One problem I have is that the Zadokite priesthood at Jerusalem seems to be associated with Melchizedek. Which might suggest a very ancient connection of Melchizedek to Jerusalem. (See also Adonizedek king of Jerusalem in Joshua for another association of -Zedek names with Jerusalem.)

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Messiah ben Joseph & Galilee; Messiah ben David & Judea.
Replies: 35
Views: 3277

Re: Messiah ben Joseph & Galilee; Messiah ben David & Judea.

..................................................................................................... There is a similar tradition attributed to Hai Goan, as well, in which it is added that an adversary "will slay Messiah ben Joseph" (a somewhat common fate for this messianic figure in the rabbinic...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the proposed Hyppolyti
Replies: 2
Views: 777

Re: On the proposed Hyppolyti

Alistair Stewart (Stewart-Sykes) argues in Hippolytus On the Apostolic Tradition that there were two authors, both Roman. An early 3rd century author who wrote Against All Heresies and a mid 3rd century author who wrote Against Noetus . The original version of the Apostolic Tradition was prepared by...
by andrewcriddle
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Amos 4.13 in the OG.
Replies: 4
Views: 1155

Re: Amos 4.13 in the OG.

and creates wind is κτίζων πνεῦμα this meant that the LXX of Amos 4:13, with its apparent references to Spirit and Christ became a central verse in the 4th century debate about whether the Holy Spirit was created or eternal.

Andrew Criddle