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by andrewcriddle
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Having It Both Ways With Secret Mark
Replies: 12
Views: 4914

Re: Having It Both Ways With Secret Mark

Andrew, Can you be more specific about Roberts' original theory in 1954? Was he theorizing that a copy of Mark's canonical Gospel came to Egypt early on, like 50 AD, and then retracted this idea and then retracted the idea of an early date? Or was he theorizing that an early version or edition of M...
by andrewcriddle
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Papyrus 20915 - English Translation
Replies: 23
Views: 1124

Re: Papyrus 20915 - English Translation

My one gift to this forum, see the attached translation of this 2nd century Coptic work from German into English Done by a gifted scholar I know Eugenia (PM for contact details) It contains quotes from the Preaching of Peter, many old testament quotes and so on, some gospel quotes The work is rathe...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Tim O'Neill's Jesus Mythicism blog series
Replies: 24
Views: 1425

Re: Tim O'Neill's Jesus Mythicism blog series

In the eleventh century, the Muslim writer Ali ben Ahmad Abn Muhammed ibn Hasm reports of Josephus that he speaks favourably of John and his baptism but 'says nothing more of the history of Jesus Christ, the son of Mary, on whom be peace' . ibn Hazm is referring to Josippon not our Josephus. Andrew...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Muratorian Canon on Acts
Replies: 8
Views: 515

Re: The Muratorian Canon on Acts

The actual manuscript reads semote not remote see http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/t ... latin.html for a discussion see Tregelles

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1 Cor 11: "when you come together as a church"
Replies: 37
Views: 1275

Re: 1 Cor 11: "when you come together as a church"

On house churches in early Christianity see or example 1 Corinthians 16:19
The churches of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Prisca, together with the church in their house, send you hearty greetings in the Lord.
Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Justin Martyr, the Gospel of Luke, and Marcion.
Replies: 88
Views: 4322

Re: Justin Martyr, the Gospel of Luke, and Marcion.

The allusion to Luke 3:21-22 For this devil, when [Jesus] went up from the river Jordan, at the time when the voice spake to Him, ‘Thou art my Son: this day have I begotten Thee,’ is recorded in the memoirs of the apostles to have come to Him and tempted Him, is specifically Western Lukan (and non-M...
by andrewcriddle
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1 Thess 2:14-15 : "the Jews who killed the Lord Jesus"
Replies: 14
Views: 689

Re: 1 Thess 2:14-15 : "the Jews who killed the Lord Jesus"

If the Jews killing Jesus is original (and early) in Thess., it takes us back to the GPeter and GLuke additions of Herod in the passion narrative. So which is more original, crucifixion of Jesus by Pilate and the Romans, or killing of Jesus by Herod? Assuming FTSOA that Paul knew an account of Jesu...
by andrewcriddle
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Good resource for checking scriptural references?
Replies: 13
Views: 822

Re: Good resource for checking scriptural references?

The Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament has an appendix listing quotes of OT books in the NT (by chapter and verse of OT book)

Andrew Criddle
by andrewcriddle
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is Paul Described as Having a 'Stopover' in Rome?
Replies: 54
Views: 3885

Re: Is Paul Described as Having a 'Stopover' in Rome?

Demorantis : the natural reading would be 'was delaying' but context determines translation. Whatever (lost) Acts of Paul chapters 1-3 have been spliced from, it depends on the narrative arc of the Acts of the Apostles. Paul is only free to travel because the jailer released him; it is only because...
by andrewcriddle
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Magharians, a Heretical Hermit Sect c.50 BC?
Replies: 7
Views: 3696

Re: Magharians, a Heretical Hermit Sect c.50 BC?

Reading the important article by Wolfson here it would seem that reports of the Magharians are based on an account by Mukammas (Da'ud ibn Merwan) a Jewish writer interested in Christianity. It would seem that according to Mukammas the Magharians developed into a Jewish-Christian group. It seems poss...