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by mlinssen
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus / Christ in all of the NT: Matthew and Mark
Replies: 50
Views: 12278

Re: Jesus / Christ in all of the NT: Matthew and Mark

It reminds me of the first years when Trump was in office and people would talk about Donald Trump, Trump Donald, Donald the Trump, and even Trumping Donald

Oh wait...
by mlinssen
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The peculiar case of the two masters
Replies: 20
Views: 10538

Re: The peculiar case of the two masters

Hakeem's complaint against Thomas is unconvincing "He said to them, "Give the emperor what belongs to the emperor, give God what belongs to God, and give me what is mine." When a three part saying was a common form, a standard device in those days (i don't remember where i read that, sorry) it also...
by mlinssen
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The peculiar case of the two masters
Replies: 20
Views: 10538

Re: The peculiar case of the two masters

I haven't come across a text but Simon Magus as of yet, it's a lot like Marcion there, I understand. But if it all was passed down orally, who can be copying of whom then? Well, eventually someone wrote it down, and then copying was possible. I am just suggesting that we have no reason to think tha...
by mlinssen
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Growing evidence that Justin Martyr precedes Luke / Matthew
Replies: 1
Views: 2510

Re: Growing evidence that Justin Martyr precedes Luke / Matthew

I'm going by the Greek text of Justin Martyr's Dialogue with Trypho, looking for verbatim agreement with the canonicals. I have it in PDF only so I'll take the Greek from the NT and highlight in yellow what the Dialogue does not have , highlight in cyan where a word is (slightly) different , and und...
by mlinssen
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The peculiar case of the two masters
Replies: 20
Views: 10538

Re: The peculiar case of the two masters

I doubt the earliest ones (Paul, Simon Magus) are quoting from any text. I bet the saying derived from the logoi kuriou , some of which Paul quotes and many of which found their way into different texts at some point. Are you saying you actually believe that these words were spoken by some living p...
by mlinssen
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: My current and still developing view of the nomina sacra.
Replies: 64
Views: 22900

Re: My current and still developing view of the nomina sacra.

We did reach that conclusion. The difference is that, in the context of the system of nomina sacra , we can know why that ΙΝ is in the text; it stands fully explained. Without the nomina sacra , what would the reason be for the ΙΝ? Conjugating a word that in the nominative is IS with an accusative ...
by mlinssen
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: My current and still developing view of the nomina sacra.
Replies: 64
Views: 22900

Re: My current and still developing view of the nomina sacra.

You [Ben] did quote me, but out of context - I had hit a dead end trying to make sense of the 318, and http://earlywritings.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3149&p=114502#p114516 conveys that: Yes, dead end there. Back to Barnabas and his impossible math of 18 and 300 having anything to do with IN, wh...
by mlinssen
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The peculiar case of the two masters
Replies: 20
Views: 10538

Re: The peculiar case of the two masters

I doubt the earliest ones (Paul, Simon Magus) are quoting from any text. I bet the saying derived from the logoi kuriou , some of which Paul quotes and many of which found their way into different texts at some point. Are you saying you actually believe that these words were spoken by some living p...
by mlinssen
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: My current and still developing view of the nomina sacra.
Replies: 64
Views: 22900

Re: My current and still developing view of the nomina sacra.

To be fair, I was quoting your own words. You said that you hit a dead end. Yet, reading Barnabas by the system of nomina sacra , there is no dead end. It is all very clear what he is saying. I mean, nobody buys his numerology as actually signifying anything mystical about anything, but it is clear...
by mlinssen
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus / Christ in all of the NT: Matthew and Mark
Replies: 50
Views: 12278

Re: (Lord) Jesus (Christ) (Jesus) in all Romans ff.

I read your inventory list, that reveals a rather wobbly way of handling sources indeed ... Odd how those MSS got that special treatment, and the others didn't. I can only think that it meant absolutely nothing to the scribes, but that doesn't explain why 'Jesus Christ' in the SYnoptics doesn't get...