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by andrewcriddle
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Original Form of the Ascension of Isaiah
Replies: 106
Views: 30202

Re: Original Form of the Ascension of Isaiah

Andrew Criddle hath penned, quoting an Inquisitor: " 'They heard that there came three kings every man in his place, and they came together at the same time' (my dodgy translation) This is clearly based on the long version of chapter 11 of Ascension of Isaiah and seems to indicate that the original...
by andrewcriddle
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What is the real relationship between the Testamonium and the stories of Paulina and Fulvia?
Replies: 39
Views: 3514

Re: What is the real relationship between the Testamonium and the stories of Paulina and Fulvia?

Yosippon suggests that the anti-Christian elements in the account of Paulina in Sefer Yosippon are dependent on pseudo-Hegesippus. Paulina’s Affair in Josephus is expanded in Pseudo-Hegesippus from which the Hebrew author (in Flusser’s edition chapter 57) develops a satirical polemic against Christ...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How "complex and sophisticated" is the No-HJ argument - and is that a good thing?
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: How "complex and sophisticated" is the No-HJ argument - and is that a good thing?

IMO some types of skepticism about a HJ entail a radical skepticism about our ability to do ancient history at all. That does not necessarily mean that these type of arguments are false, but, if true they have rather drastic implications in an area much wider that the study of early Christianity. An...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Another argument against the Testimonium Flavianum
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Another argument against the Testimonium Flavianum

According to the Acts of the Apostles (11:26), it was in Antioch that the followers of Christ were designed under the name of Christians. If we follow the account of Acts, this event must be placed (Acts 11: 25-26) in the year following the arrival of Paul in this city and around the time of the ma...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What Evidence or What Suggestions Are There that Jesus Was a Shapeshifter?
Replies: 33
Views: 3313

Re: What Evidence or What Suggestions Are There that Jesus Was a Shapeshifter?

Possibly relevant (though maybe a rather different idea): Clement of Alexandria according to Cassiodorus But by the expression, we have seen with our eyes, he signifies the Lord's presence in the flesh, and our hands have handled, he says, of the Word of life. He means not only His flesh, but the vi...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: where the Talmud denies the historical existence of Jesus
Replies: 6
Views: 1109

Re: where the Talmud denies the historical existence of Jesus

It is unclear to me how the Talmud could claim that Jesus was executed by the Jewish authorities, if it held that Jesus had no historical existence.

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Say What Joshua?
Replies: 4
Views: 1133

Re: Say What Joshua?

The kings are killed and buried near Makkedah. The site of Makkedah is disputed but it seems to be a long way from Jerusalem.
https://bibleatlas.org/full/makkedah.htm

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark
Replies: 134
Views: 21878

Re: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark

An answer to Andrew Criddle's claim there is nothing to connect Carpocrates to the Gospel of the Egyptians: Although some of this literature certainly must be dated subsequent to the year 200, there still belongs to the beginning of the second century that book which Clement of Alexandria, the earl...
by andrewcriddle
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark
Replies: 134
Views: 21878

Re: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark

And you didn't answer my original question Andrew. Why isn't the Gospel of the Egpytians a version of Mark given it's interest in Salome and its provenance? I think that's fairly likely whether or not it is one and the same with Secret Mark. The issue of whether or not Clement - in his five or so r...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark
Replies: 134
Views: 21878

Re: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark

I think the issue with Memos's contribution is that he doesn't exhibit a critical apparatus for his arguments. He is an expert. I don't this his thesis makes sense - i.e that Smith took bits and pieces of various handwriting and made it his own. And when is Goranson going to deal with the fact that...