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by MrMacSon
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Van Der Lans & Bremmer on first uses of the name Christians
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Van Der Lans & Bremmer on first uses of the name Christians

The authors note [p. 3022] - Brent Shaw recently denied the persecution altogether. He argues that “an attack on Christians by Nero, either in connection with the Great Fire or otherwise” (91) rests on data that is poor in quantity and quality (74). 5 Instead, he proposes that the notion of a Neroni...
by MrMacSon
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Van Der Lans & Bremmer on first uses of the name Christians
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Van Der Lans & Bremmer on first uses of the name Christians

Selected passages from Van Der Lans' & Bremmer's 2017 paper ' Tacitus and the Persecution of the Christians: An Invention of Tradition? ' - How significant is it that Pliny, Suetonius and Cassius Dio do not refer to Christians when they describe the Fire or mention the event in passing? ... . . Does ...
by MrMacSon
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Fernando Conde Torrens & 'Yr 303: Christianity is Invented'
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Fernando Conde Torrens & 'Yr 303: Christianity is Invented'

Fernando Conde Torrens has written ' Year 303: [They] Invent Christianity ', a book that a Google-Translation of Conde Torrens' Spanish-language website - www.sofiaoriginals.com - says "is a novel, but not based on the imagination of its Author, but on historical reality ... The book describes the w...
by MrMacSon
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Many will come in my name.
Replies: 35
Views: 715

Re: Many will come in my name.

Why is the following motif doubled in Mark 13? Mark 13.5-6 (before anything else in the discourse): 5 And Jesus began to say to them, "See to it that no one misleads you. 6 Many will come in My name, saying, 'I am He,' and will mislead many." Mark 13.21-22 (after the abomination of desolation): 21 ...
by MrMacSon
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Many will come in my name.
Replies: 35
Views: 715

Re: Many will come in my name.

Why is the following motif doubled in Mark 13? Mark 13.5-6 (before anything else in the discourse): 5 And Jesus began to say to them, "See to it that no one misleads you. 6 Many will come in My name, saying, 'I am He,' and will mislead many." Mark 13.21-22 (after the abomination of desolation): 21 ...
by MrMacSon
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Military Inscriptions and Papyri of Early Roman Palestine
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Military Inscriptions and Papyri of Early Roman Palestine

a Database of Military Inscriptions and Papyri of Early Roman Palestine: - http://armyofromanpalestine.com/ How to Use DMIPERP The purpose of this database is to collect the various written documents (whether ostraca, epigraphs, papyri, or literary) that attest to military situations in Palestine du...
by MrMacSon
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Paul Without Acts
Replies: 44
Views: 493

Re: Paul Without Acts

1. I presume you are referring to the unlikelihood of a Jewish man from the Levant travelling to these places in the 1st century AD/CE . Correct. Not impossible mind you, just less likely IMO. Cheers. 2. I presume you are referring to the Roman Empire Late Roman Republic actually. aha, of course. W...
by MrMacSon
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:19 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?

I see the OT as clear evidence for the source of episodes in Jesus' life. The OT is clearly the basis for episodes of Jesus' life? This is great - It's not really "silence" as to the origin of the story. Example, Matthew's nativity story comes from the story of Moses. That's clear. . . The point, t...
by MrMacSon
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Paul Without Acts
Replies: 44
Views: 493

Re: Paul Without Acts

Paul writes about and to, places in the areas of Greece, Macedonia, Asia Minor as well as Illyricum. While not impossible that a Jewish man from the Levant would and or could travel to these places in the 1st century 1 as part of a missionary expedition, it seems less likely to me than having his p...
by MrMacSon
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:36 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?

... Yet somehow, by the fourth century, Christianity is the state religion of the Roman Empire, but we can't get much of a read on it before that point in time. I think silence is a fair description ... I do too. I think Christianity being made the religion of the resurgent Roman Empire, centred in...