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by andrewcriddle
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark was Bishop of Alexandria c. 136 CE?
Replies: 11
Views: 138

Re: Mark was Bishop of Alexandria c. 136 CE?

Some argue that Eusebius used Julius Africanus as a source for his list of Bishops of Alexandria.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Matthew, Luke, & the Protevangelium of James (for David).
Replies: 29
Views: 597

Re: Matthew, Luke, & the Protevangelium of James (for David).

The Odes of Solomon may have passages directed against Marcion and may be using Tatian's diatessaron.

See viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3141&p=70212#p70212
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3141&start=20#p70076

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Parable of the unfaithful steward (=Paul) is marcionite
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Parable of the unfaithful steward (=Paul) is marcionite

Giuseppe wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:50 am
Where is the Ben's reconstruction of the marcionite gospel according to Roth et alia ?

Is the verse 8 found there?
See viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1765&start=20
It is not clear whether verse 8 is present.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The exegetical origins of the feeding of the 5000 (or 4000).
Replies: 37
Views: 2822

Re: The exegetical origins of the feeding of the 5000 (or 4000).

My only comment is I think Fish was added to the story, not original. I am highly sympathetic to such an analysis: In both of the multiplication miracles, the bread seems to be more important than the fish. It is in both cases the bread that is called for at the beginning of the pericope, and the f...
by andrewcriddle
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: May I ask you a rudimentary question?
Replies: 30
Views: 5043

Re: May I ask you a rudimentary question?

Why is it more believable that Peregrinus was never a Christian than Peregrinus was wholly made up? I see them as equally likely. We have other evidence for the existence of Peregrinus e.g. Aulus Gellius, Lucian is our only source for the association of Peregrinus with the Christians. Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A NEW APPROACH TO AN OLD PROBLEM
Replies: 79
Views: 10110

Re: A NEW APPROACH TO AN OLD PROBLEM

I'm arguing here for a possible position that I do not regard as probable. However, I'll try and clarify my earlier post. The core Gospel narrative connection between John the Baptist and Jesus is that John starts baptizing, Jesus is baptized by John, John is arrested, Jesus starts his own ministry...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A NEW APPROACH TO AN OLD PROBLEM
Replies: 79
Views: 10110

Re: A NEW APPROACH TO AN OLD PROBLEM

I'm arguing here for a possible position that I do not regard as probable. However, I'll try and clarify my earlier post. The core Gospel narrative connection between John the Baptist and Jesus is that John starts baptizing, Jesus is baptized by John, John is arrested, Jesus starts his own ministry....
by andrewcriddle
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Where is John the Baptist attacked as "the Archon of the Multitude" ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1521

Re: Where is John the Baptist attacked as "the Archon of the Multitude" ?

This passage is usually translated as archon of the womb See http://gnosis.org/naghamm/testruth.html But the Son of Man came forth from Imperishability, being alien to defilement. He came to the world by the Jordan river, and immediately the Jordan turned back. And John bore witness to the descent o...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: May I ask you a rudimentary question?
Replies: 30
Views: 5043

Re: May I ask you a rudimentary question?

Aulus Gellius actually knew and conversed with Peregrinus while he was in Athens. That alone--unless you want to say Aulus Gellius's book is a forgery--is proof against your claim that Peregrinus is a fiction. Athenagoras isn't relying on Lucian, and writes that there ware statues of Peregrinus at ...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A NEW APPROACH TO AN OLD PROBLEM
Replies: 79
Views: 10110

Re: A NEW APPROACH TO AN OLD PROBLEM

I'm not sure that a date of death for John the Baptist later than Jesus necessarily dissociates John and Jesus. There is a possible scenario in which a/ John is baptizing b/ Jesus is baptized by John c/ John is arrested by Herod d/ Jesus preaches heals and has debates with the followers of the impri...