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by andrewcriddle
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Many will come in my name.
Replies: 35
Views: 715

Re: Many will come in my name.

In his article about the synoptic apocalypse (Matthew 24 = Mark 13), Detering argues that both it and the gospels themselves date to after the days of Simon bar Kokhba. By far his best set of arguments derives both from the passages I have posted on this thread ("many will come in my name") and fro...
by andrewcriddle
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How does the mythical Jesus thing hang together?
Replies: 109
Views: 2098

Re: How does the mythical Jesus thing hang together?

If Lucian of Samasota was historical then is the following writing attributed to him of any historical significance? Indeed, people came even from the cities in Asia, sent by the Christians at their common expense, to succour and defend and encourage the hero. They show incredible speed whenever an...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Paul Without Acts
Replies: 44
Views: 493

Re: Paul Without Acts

I think one could probably stretch Paul's career long enough to make his escape happen under Aretas IV, as a much younger man, and his main epistolary ministry occur only much later, after 27, could one not? (None of this is my preferred reconstruction, as I have stated.) a/ It is at least a 32 yea...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How does the mythical Jesus thing hang together?
Replies: 109
Views: 2098

Re: How does the mythical Jesus thing hang together?

It's not about "proving" anything. It's about testing and falsifying and riding with what we have provisionally been able to establish and that works -- until we find new tests and falsifications lead us to new hypotheses. Is there any way to test/falsify that Lucian of Samosata was a historical ra...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Let the reader understand... Again
Replies: 81
Views: 1407

Re: Let the reader understand... Again

FWIW it has been suggested that Mark 13:1-2 does not necessarily predict the destruction of the temple itself as distinct from the surrounding buildings. http://hypotyposeis.org/weblog/2014/01/ ... emple.html

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Paul Without Acts
Replies: 44
Views: 493

Re: Paul Without Acts

OMG! we've made it to page two and I haven't been completely eviscerated yet. :D I doubt there will be a true smoking gun to eliminate your hypothesis. I think there are excellent reasons to reject dates before 27 BC, and there are excellent reasons to reject dates long after AD 70, but everything ...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Romans 10.6-7, Jonah, and Moses.
Replies: 33
Views: 506

Re: Romans 10.6-7, Jonah, and Moses.

This forum has discussed the following verses (especially 6-7) before: Romans 10.5-10: 5 For Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is based on law shall live by that righteousness. 6 But the righteousness based on faith speaks thus, "Do not say in your heart, 'Who will asc...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul's shadow in the gospels
Replies: 89
Views: 1404

Re: Paul's shadow in the gospels

I have already encountered on this forum the idea that Paul's letters were written in the 2nd century. What is the argument or evidence for that? The lack of acknowledgement of Paul or his body of work by early 2nd century writers. Robert M Price thinks the Pauline letters are the product of a few ...
by andrewcriddle
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: ''Week of Jesus the Son'' and 'Jesus Barabbas'
Replies: 23
Views: 458

Re: ''Week of Jesus the Son'' and 'Jesus Barabbas'

Idel says there was an eschatological aspect to the event It is worth mentioning that the redemption of the son already has eschatological significance in the Talmud , Bava Kamma fol. 80a; it is referred to there as yesu 'at ha-ben; the remarks of the Tosaphistic authors on this passage allude to a...
by andrewcriddle
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: ''Week of Jesus the Son'' and 'Jesus Barabbas'
Replies: 23
Views: 458

Re: ''Week of Jesus the Son'' and 'Jesus Barabbas'

https://archive.org/stream/paganchristsstud00robe#page/166/mode/2up Baba Bathra And from the day that a Government has come into power which issues cruel decrees against us and forbids to us the observance of the Torah and the precepts and does not allow us to enter into the 'week of the son' (acco...