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by andrewcriddle
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: theios aner
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: theios aner

See TA and the Markan Miracle Tradition by Blackburn.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evidence Christianity started as mythicist
Replies: 75
Views: 18623

Re: Evidence Christianity started as mythicist

Jerome's tradition may possibly be rooted in a 1st century BCE forced relocation of Paul's ancestors to Tarsus possibly in the time of Pompey.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Do Fabulists Believe their own Fables?
Replies: 12
Views: 3554

Re: Do Fabulists Believe their own Fables?

One issue here is how far Mark for example was constrained by the ideas about Jesus previously accepted by his audience.

Andrew Crddle
by andrewcriddle
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Presence (and Absence) of Nomina Sacra in To Theodore
Replies: 214
Views: 40677

Re: The Presence (and Absence) of Nomina Sacra in To Theodore

I think you are right the one in line 24 is certainly different from the others without a clear omicron but this is outside my expertise. I was following your statement earlier in the thread.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Presence (and Absence) of Nomina Sacra in To Theodore
Replies: 214
Views: 40677

Re: The Presence (and Absence) of Nomina Sacra in To Theodore

This maybe should be a new thread and maybe is sheer fantasy/misguided ingenuity. However, I'll post it here. The standard NS κύ has numeric value 420 found once in Mar Saba letter The unusual NS κού has numeric value 490 found three times in Mar Saba letter. There are three putative authors of the ...
by andrewcriddle
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Paul really make it to Rome?
Replies: 14
Views: 5108

Re: Did Paul really make it to Rome?

Actually, The Authentic Letters of Paul puts Philippians in Ephesus. A similar extension of meaning is apparent in the case of the expression “Caesar’s household.” For example, in the course of his account of the subversive scheming of Herod the Great’s son, Antipater, Josephus says that Herod’s fi...
by andrewcriddle
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Paul really make it to Rome?
Replies: 14
Views: 5108

Re: Did Paul really make it to Rome?

As previously mentioned by Steven Avery Philippians seems to be from Rome and the same may be true for Philemon.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Recommendation for critical analysis of Acts of the Apostles?
Replies: 28
Views: 6387

Re: Recommendation for critical analysis of Acts of the Apostles?

For one because its clear that Josephus AJ has been used, which is circa 95 CE. For another, the clear effort to smooth over conflicts between Paul and Peter and to try and harmonize around Catholic ideas is a 2nd century thing. For another Acts is pretty strongly anti-Jewish, another 2nd century f...
by andrewcriddle
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the Possible Connection Between Jerusalem and Amsterdam
Replies: 26
Views: 5979

Re: On the Possible Connection Between Jerusalem and Amsterdam

I am the first to suggest a link between the Philosophumena's mention of a mystical text of Mark in the hands of Marcion and Secret Mark. The argument works the other way then too - as an argument for authenticity. From a long-ago post by me The connection between the Mar Saba letter and the Nassen...
by andrewcriddle
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the Possible Connection Between Jerusalem and Amsterdam
Replies: 26
Views: 5979

Re: On the Possible Connection Between Jerusalem and Amsterdam

I have suggested before that a modern (post-Medieval) composition of the Mar Saba letter is unlikely before the rediscovery of Hippolytus Against All Heresies in 1842.
IF I am right this limits the possible time frame for modern composition.

Andrew Criddle