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by andrewcriddle
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is There Compelling Evidence the Valentinians Were Especially Attached to the Rest of Gospel of John After the Prologue?
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Is There Compelling Evidence the Valentinians Were Especially Attached to the Rest of Gospel of John After the Prolo

Secret Alias wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:42 am
Just asking. I think it was just the prologue. And maybe the reference to the Paraclete.
Well Heracleon wrote a commentary on John

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is there a Relationship Between Papias's Discussion of Mark's Gospel and the First Book of Against Heresies?
Replies: 79
Views: 1339

Re: Is there a Relationship Between Papias's Discussion of Mark's Gospel and the First Book of Against Heresies?

It is possible that the mention of Marcus in Tertullian's anti-Valentinian works is based on the Marcus the Valentinian whom Irenaeus claims performed magical rituals.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The fasting of Jesus is anti-marcionite, too
Replies: 26
Views: 12372

Re: The fasting of Jesus is anti-marcionite, too

Giuseppe wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:03 am
Mark 9:29 :
And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting

and fasting is probably not original in Mark 9:29
See for example In the name of Jesus

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Presumptions of reader knowledge in Mark.
Replies: 117
Views: 76354

Re: reader knowledge of Jesus origin

Should we not add the lack of a Jesus origin story, including genealogy, as an additional Markan reader's presumption element. If we stick with actual extant writings, this would make Luke and/or Matthew circulating before Mark No. Those elements depend upon the kind of story being told; their abse...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The name that is above every name
Replies: 12
Views: 10136

Re: The name that is above every name

This is from 3 Enoch which is a very late source (probably after 500 CE) Parallels with the NT may reflect a Babylonian Jewish response to Christianity. Andrew Criddle I don't know of a reason excluding an earlier date, to be honest. But that's just me. See here for a discussion of the date of 3 En...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The name that is above every name
Replies: 12
Views: 10136

Re: The name that is above every name

This is from 3 Enoch which is a very late source (probably after 500 CE) Parallels with the NT may reflect a Babylonian Jewish response to Christianity.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Solving the Mystery of the Day of Preparation (Mark 15:42; Luke 23:54; John 19:31)
Replies: 18
Views: 5891

Re: Solving the Mystery of the Day of Preparation (Mark 15:42; Luke 23:54; John 19:31)

See Josephus Antiquities Book XV! chapter 6 section 2 ἔδοξέ μοι καὶ τῷ ἐμῷ συμβουλίῳ μετὰ ὁρκωμοσίας γνώμῃ δήμου Ῥωμαίων τοὺς Ἰουδαίους χρῆσθαι τοῖς ἰδίοις θεσμοῖς κατὰ τὸν πάτριον αὐτῶν νόμον, καθὼς ἐχρῶντο ἐπὶ Ὑρκανοῦ ἀρχιερέως θεοῦ ὑψίστου, τά τε ἱερὰ * εἶναι ἐν ἀσυλίᾳ καὶ ἀναπέμπεσθαι εἰς Ἱεροσό...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: From Hadrian, to Barnabas, to Marcion
Replies: 91
Views: 22339

Re: From Hadrian, to Barnabas, to Marcion

So now you're making a distinction between the story and the reader, yet you impose your own morality onto the Barabbas episode when you say that no Jew would follow an insurrectionist murderer. I insist again and again (the thing starts to be boring): by the time the Gospels were written, in Rome ...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Watson's Take on Papias: Matthew Wrote to Correct Mark
Replies: 1
Views: 3287

Re: Watson's Take on Papias: Matthew Wrote to Correct Mark

I often accuse Watson of eisegesis. But then maybe I am guilty this time. In his Irenaeus is here dependent on Papias. Papias speaks of the Elder John along with Aristion as “disciples of the Lord,” and Irenaeus identifies this “disciple of the Lord” with the “disciple whom Jesus loved,” the putati...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Codex Escalada
Replies: 2
Views: 2293

Re: Codex Escalada

It is possible that the 1548 date on the manuscript is a later addition. The manuscript may be authentic in the sense of a genuine 16th century witness to the Marian apparitions, but date from the late 16th century rather than the mid 16th century.

Andrew Criddle