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by MrMacSon
Tue May 15, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Papias and the disciples of the Lord.
Replies: 130
Views: 9326

Re: Papias and the disciples of the Lord.

... The universal [ early ] Church is likely itself a fraud. There was no 'united front' against the heresies ... I agree wholeheartedly For posterity - .*.. The thing you are ignoring is the similarity that exists between both letters and Irenaeus. In order to accept that Jude is very old you'd al...
by MrMacSon
Sun May 13, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Other Texts and History
Topic: Mithras Temple found to have secret underground corridors & niches
Replies: 0
Views: 49

Mithras Temple found to have secret underground corridors & niches

Archaeologists [have] discovered two new corridors in a 1,700-year-old Roman-era temple belonging to the Mithras religion as part of the excavations conducted in the Zerzevan Castle in southeastern Diyarbakır province. The Zerzevan Castle is situated along the ancient route of military premises and...
by MrMacSon
Sun May 13, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: School house in SW Egypt dating to ~AD 300
Replies: 0
Views: 124

School house in SW Egypt dating to ~AD 300

. It had ancient Greek writings on its walls, including a text about ancient drug use that references Homer's " The Odyssey ." https://www.livescience.com/43265-ancient-school-discovered-in-egypt.html The house illustrated how people came into contact with culture, displaying, for instance, mytholog...
by MrMacSon
Sat May 12, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is Simon of Cyrene Satan himself?
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: Is Simon of Cyrene Satan himself?

Is this pure speculation? Of course! What else can we do? when the facts are not immediate. But what do I know? I have more fun with speculation than more empirical thinking. That's pretty good (besides, empirical used to mean best guess (when it came to prescribing, at least) ...) I think scenario...
by MrMacSon
Sat May 12, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is Simon of Cyrene Satan himself?
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: Is Simon of Cyrene Satan himself?

Joseph D. L. wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 10:20 pm
... the proto-synoptic Gospel of the Hebrews, which promoted Lukuas and bar Kochba. Ur-John, (Secret Mark), promoted Antinous, the beloved of Hadrian.
Please elaborate ...
by MrMacSon
Sat May 12, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: the Edictum perpetuum (c.129ad) to the Corpus Juris Civilis
Replies: 0
Views: 43

the Edictum perpetuum (c.129ad) to the Corpus Juris Civilis

The Praetor's Edict ( Edictum praetoris ) in ancient Roman law was an annual declaration of principles made by the new Praetor urbanus – the elected magistrate charged with administering justice within the city of Rome. The Praetor's Edict had legal force only during the incumbency of the particular...
by MrMacSon
Fri May 11, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Biggest Lie in the Study of Earliest Christianity
Replies: 90
Views: 11094

Re: The Biggest Lie in the Study of Earliest Christianity

The usual answer to question b is that Christianity was recognized as separate religion by the Roman Empire when Nerva limited the fiscus judaicus to religious Jews in 96 CE. Of course, to come to this conclusion requires some interpretational work (see M. Heemstra 2010). It also requires an assump...
by MrMacSon
Fri May 11, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Biggest Lie in the Study of Earliest Christianity
Replies: 90
Views: 11094

Re: The Biggest Lie in the Study of Earliest Christianity

I am not getting this. There is no evidence that Jews were punished for failing to worship Roman gods late in the first century. Fair enough. I was more referring to the fact they were punished for being Jews, which, of course, meant the would not have worshipped Roman gods. Perhaps there was a req...
by MrMacSon
Thu May 10, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Biggest Lie in the Study of Earliest Christianity
Replies: 90
Views: 11094

Re: The Biggest Lie in the Study of Earliest Christianity

But Jews didn't worship Roman gods. That alone can't be the reason outhouse seems to be referring to Jews not worshipping Roman gods - Nothing more then not paying tribute to the Roman deities brought on punishment ... [though I don't know what he means by " that generated stereotypical views upon ...
by MrMacSon
Thu May 10, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Nerva relaxing the fiscus Judaicus help Christianity?
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Re: Did Nerva relaxing the fiscus Judaicus help Christianity?

Thought I might send some good will your way on this thread . I read a trio of articles today on the fiscus Iudaicus : "Reading the Judeans and the Judean War in Martial's Liber Spectaculorum," by Honora Howell Chapman: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.972.4613&rep=rep1&type...