Search found 1751 matches

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: 269

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: 1886

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: 365

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: 1306

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
by andrewcriddle
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evolution and the Gospels
Replies: 91
Views: 13505

Re: Evolution and the Gospels

As Ben knows, I disagree with him that GMark shows signs of editing. I agree that the text has some problems which need to be explained. I want to highlight this statement in view of a thought experiment I have offered before. Kunigunde, if Mark had been lost to history, and we had only Matthew and...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evolution and the Gospels
Replies: 91
Views: 13505

Re: Evolution and the Gospels

The text "whom he also designated apostles" (Luke 6:13, cf. Mt 10:2) seems critical in a discussion of Marcion. One of the few things that is (so we are told) known about Marcion is that he knew and affirmed only one true apostle: Paul. So why would he publish a gospel that made the bumbling twelve...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tertullian and the Alexamenos graffito
Replies: 7
Views: 2302

Tertullian and the Alexamenos graffito

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a9/AlexGraffito.svg/440px-AlexGraffito.svg.png "Alexamenos worships [his] God." On this forum we have discussed the Alexamenos graffito and some have suggested that it is not certainly referring to Christianity. However I was reading an article...
by andrewcriddle
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the goodness of Pilate
Replies: 22
Views: 6090

Re: On the goodness of Pilate

He was buried in a tomb. After three days he rose again. The bull the Mithras sacrificed was turned into the moon, and I don't have the time to go over that significance in detail here. So quickly: Osiris=Bull=Moon, Osiris=Moon=3 day new moon phase. And there's also a second century mosaic that sho...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Marcion's Gospel
Replies: 233
Views: 33904

Re: Marcion's Gospel

That's too complicated Andrew. Can you simplify it a little more? Hippoltyus claims that Marcion's teaching does not derive from Paul or Mark. One possible explanation is that Hippolytus knew a tradition that Luke derives from Paul and Mark AND Hippolytus regarded Marcion's Gospel as a version of L...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Marcion's Gospel
Replies: 233
Views: 33904

Re: Marcion's Gospel

But why even mention that at all? Mentioning Paul sure, given the tradition of Markion and Paul, but why even bring up gMark unless their was a connection in the tradition? I made a suggestion of a possible explanation here Basically Hippolytus is arguing: i/ The Gospel tradition which Hippolytus, ...