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by Jax
Wed May 13, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Further Reading on Justin Martyr
Replies: 3
Views: 1355

Re: Further Reading on Justin Martyr

Thanks guys. I'll look into those recommendations. :thumbup:
by Jax
Wed May 13, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Further Reading on Justin Martyr
Replies: 3
Views: 1355

Further Reading on Justin Martyr

I have basic knowledge of Justin Martyr picked up here and there but would like to have a good through understanding of this subject. A good solid book on him by a respected scholar would be nice.

Any suggestions?

Lane
by Jax
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why the original Resurrection happened BEFORE the Crucifixion
Replies: 4
Views: 1792

Re: Why the original Resurrection happened BEFORE the Crucifixion

It is the only verse among all where there is the word: O Lord. "My God, my God, why, O Lord , have you forsaken me?" (Mk 15:34). It was on the cross that he said these words, for he had departed from that place . http://gnosis.org/naghamm/gop.html What is then the function of "O Lord" in the conte...
by Jax
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: JSTOR articles.
Replies: 3
Views: 1454

Re: JSTOR articles.

I'm saving him like a roll of bog paper for later in case of emergency. :D

Thanks for the heads up on jstor Ben!
by Jax
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Presumptions of reader knowledge in Mark.
Replies: 124
Views: 118462

Re: Presumptions of reader knowledge in Mark.

You know... It occurres to me to wonder. Usually it is supposed that "Mark" was writing to groups of Christians, but what if s/he was just writing to one person? A patron perhaps, who was a fellow Christian follower of Paul's letters and had a library that included the LXX, works of Homer, and a new...
by Jax
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Gospel of Marcion Cannot Have Been Derived from the Gospel of Mark
Replies: 155
Views: 112605

Re: The Gospel of Marcion Cannot Have Been Derived from the Gospel of Mark

I find myself wondering, Mark seems to have been added to as well as John and Luke. But what about Matthew? What is the general consensus concerning that text? If Matthew was written as a correction of Mark, then what would it matter if at some later date Matthew was additionally corrected? And if ...
by Jax
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Gospel of Marcion Cannot Have Been Derived from the Gospel of Mark
Replies: 155
Views: 112605

Re: The Gospel of Marcion Cannot Have Been Derived from the Gospel of Mark

I find myself wondering, Mark seems to have been added to as well as John and Luke. But what about Matthew? What is the general consensus concerning that text?
by Jax
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Understanding the Christian Story
Replies: 24
Views: 9685

Re: Understanding the Christian Story

trying too hard to make sense of the apologetics and polemic ravings of Tertullian and his ilk. But what else is there? Is Acts really a superior source of information? Let me give you an example. I've read in various sources that one explanation for the Galatians-first canon in Irenaeus and Tertul...
by Jax
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On Jerome's Identification of "Galatians" to Mean Newly Initiated
Replies: 5
Views: 2467

Re: On Jerome's Identification of "Galatians" to Mean Newly Initiated

Very interesting SA. I always wondered why that letter had no city named in it.
by Jax
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dating Paul and his Letters
Replies: 28
Views: 15056

Re: Dating Paul and his Letters

Yes, the districts existed, but the full thought originated with Andrew Criddle many moons ago, and it focuses on the way in which Paul refers to Achaea and Macedonia as distinct regions, with Corinth as a prominent place in Achaea in particular (refer to 2 Corinthians 9.1-2, for example), suggesti...